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The Thin White Duke
Friday 10th June 2022 at 8:00 pm

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 Cash Only 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. Audience members are not permitted to:-
  • Bring alcohol into the buildings.
  • Consume alcohol on the premises unless it has been purchased from our bar(s).
  • Consume alcohol outside the buildings.
  • Buy alcohol from the bars for consumption off the premises or to remove it from the premises.

Artist Information

The Thin White Duke

The UK's Leading David Bowie Tribute Band

The Thin White Duke are a 5 piece David Bowie Tribute Band playing in the South of England which, since forming 17 years ago, has become a favourite on the tribute scene. 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.

On stage, the band capture the sound and vision of a live Bowie concert, taking you on a journey from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and beyond. Hits such as “Space Oddity”, “Starman, “Heroes” and “Let’s Dance” are delivered with faithfulness to the original recordings.

The Thin White Duke have performed at popular festivals including Colchester’s Party In The Park, and St George’s Festival for Beckenham and have twice headlined the “Memory of a Free Festival” event held in David Bowie’s former home town of Beckenham, playing on the very same stage that Bowie did in 1969. The band has strong ties to Beckenham. Vocalist Scott lives in Beckenham and has performed solo at “Memory of a Free Festival”, “Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity” and “Wordfest”.

In 2018 the band headlined an anniversary celebration held at David Bowie’s former school in Bromley, alongside Bowie’s schoolfriend and collaborator George Underwood and members of David’s first ever band the Konrads. Other friends and contemporaries of David Bowie including musician Bill Leisegang and writer Mary Finnegan have also praised The Thin White Duke’s.

Bowie fans looking for the authentic tribute to the ‘Main Man’ need look no further than the ‘Thin White Duke’.




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