If there’s one pop artist that multiple generations can relate to its David Bowie. There’s always a tinge of nostalgia listening to Bowie’s mellifluous tones whether it is listening to the Man Who Fell To Earth, Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane or of course The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, which signified his ‘comeback’ in 1972 after a brief lull in his pop career.
ZIGGY, THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE pays homage to Bowie, the pop phenomenon – the influential individualist with the uncanny ability to push boundaries and transform himself and the world around him. Performed by four of Australia’s leading contemporary musicians and performers – iOTA, Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace – Ziggy, the Songs of David Bowie is as multi-dimensional as the man himself.
One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, David Bowie has been described as the creator of some of the most innovative popular music of our times. He has set trends and exemplified his times more than any other artist as rock star, movie star, Broadway star, and sex symbol…but, it is his amazing music that really sets him apart from all other artists.
Ever since his break-through single of 1969, Space Oddity, Bowie has pushed the boundaries of popular music in all directions. His legendary 1972 album The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust brought a fresh new theatricality to the rock world. Forty years on Bowie’s work remains both revered, and even more influential … for Bowie, the seventies was the beginning of the twenty-first century – he has always been ahead of his time!
Ziggy, The Songs Of David Bowie pays homage to Bowie and his music. The show is theatrically inspired, a musical journey into the songbook of David Bowie, starring four of the most electrifying live performers in the country today. Having recently won three awards at the Helpmann Awards for his triumph Smoke & Mirrors, and a recipient of an ARIA nomination for his musical release Hip Bone Connection, singer, songwriter and performer iOTA is at the top of the world. A fixture on the Australian rock scene in the ‘80s, Jeff Duff is renowned for creating not only great music but controversy. Multi-award winner Steve Balbi was a foundation member of Noiseworks, as well as Kevin Borich Express, Electric Hippies and Universe. And Brydon Stace has sung the spectrum from classical at the Sydney Opera House, to sessions at the Basement, with INXS in Tim Rice’s Concert Spectacular and in Grease the Arena Spectacular.
Together they bring an exciting new dimension to Bowie’s music. They are joined on stage by a star studded band drawn from the ranks of Silverchair, Noiseworks, Leo Sayer and Jimmy Barnes.
Ziggy, The Songs Of David Bowie offers audiences the closest experience of Bowie live, short of seeing the great man himself. From the futuristic ideology of the Ziggy Stardust album – Starman, Suffragette City, Rock’n’Roll Suicide, Ziggy Stardust; through to the anthemic choruses of Heroes, Young Americans and Let’s Dance; then Under Pressure, Ashes to Ashes and headlong into the ‘80s. This journey covers the legendary Bowie albums and also includes the classic pop hits of Space Oddity, Modern Love, China Girl and Life on Mars.
Ziggy, The Songs Of David Bowie is a rare opportunity to see the amazing repertoire of an amazing talent, performed by the cream of the cream of Australia’s singers and musicians. Quite simply, it’s a “Don’t Miss” concert!
ALL TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Jeff Lewis & Spiritworks Present
ZIGGY, THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE
WHEN Saturday November 20, 8pm
WHERE Concert Hall, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank
National Tour Dates
Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Thursday November 18 – 8pm
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Thursday November 25 – 8pm
Perth, Burswood Theatre
Friday November 26 – 8pm
Sydney, State Theatre
Sunday November 28 – 8pm