After their hugely successful concert in last year’s festival the band returns again to St. George’s in the warm up to our 25th Festival.
Since forming over a decade ago The Thin White Duke have become a fan favourite on the tribute scene. On stage, the band capture the sound and vision of a live Bowie concert. The band take you on a journey through David Bowie’s golden years, starting with the glam rock of Ziggy Stardust for the first half of the show. Hits such as “Space Oddity”, “Starman”, “Suffragette City” and “The Jean Genie” are delivered with exacting faithfulness to the original recordings.
The band then presents David Bowie’s Thin White Duke character as the band shift gear into the mid-seventies euro funk era, before lighting up the dance floor with Bowie’s 80’s super-star phase, with hits including “Let’s Dance”, “Modern Love” and “China Girl”. Finally the band present David Bowie’s 2003 Reality tour, including even more hits from across his whole career.
David Bowie lived in Beckenham from 1969 to 1974. During this time he wrote and recorded many of his classic songs, as well as creating his Ziggy Stardust character and album. He co-founded the Arts Lab at the Three Tuns pub (now Zizzi’s restaurant), performing there numerous times. In 1969 a free festival was held at Croydon Recreation Ground with Bowie performing on the bandstand there, alongside many other local musicians.
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There will be a licensed bar or bars for this event (no spirits or shots) under the auspices of a TEN licence from Bromley Council. Refreshments may be purchased before and during the performance and during the interval.
The usual alcohol licensing law applies including as to age and serving etc.
We reserve the right to refuse to sell, serve or otherwise supply alcohol to any person for whatever reason and more specifically we reserve the right to request satisfactory proof of age before selling, serving or supplying alcohol to any person.
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The Thin White Duke are an authentic 6 piece David Bowie Tribute Band playing in the South of England which has become a favourite on the tribute scene and the current line up is the strongest yet.
Their name is taken from David Bowie’s 1976 persona and character, primarily identified with his album ‘Station to Station’ (released that year), and mentioned by name in the title track. The bands typical 2 x 60 minute sets lovingly recreate Bowie’s classics from ‘Heroes’ to ‘Lets Dance’ and everything in between plus a few oddities!
Bowie fans looking for the authentic tribute to the ‘Main Man’ need look no further than the ‘Thin White Duke’.
The Thin White Duke themselves have strong ties to Beckenham. In addition to St George’s Arts Festival, the band have twice headlined the “Memory of a Free Festival” event, playing on the very same bandstand that Bowie did some 48 years ago. Singer Scott lives in Beckenham and has performed solo at “Memory of a Free Festival”, “Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity” and “Wordfest”.