MULTIPLE award winner Paul Antony fronts Pop-Up Bowie, a show celebrating one of the most influential artists in the history of popular music.
Paul displays a staggering likeness to David Bowie, both physically and vocally. The concert features some 30 songs spanning a five decade career that produced incarnations such as Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, Plastic Soulster, and Glam Pierrot, as well as ventures into funk, pop, industrial, punk, and apocalyptic rock.
In the two hour show, Paul and the band perform Starman, Jean Genie, Moonage Daydream, Cat People, Ziggy Stardust, Golden Years, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Hallo Spaceboy, Modern Love, Young Americans, Under Pressure, Let’s Dance and many more.
Pop-Up Bowie have appeared at venues all over the UK, including The Plaza, Stockport, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, The Bandstand, Eastbourne, The Broadway, Barking, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, The Winter Gardens, Margate, Epsom Playhouse, The Riverside Theatre, Newport, The Brew House, Taunton, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, The Northcourt, Abingdon, The Platform, Morecambe, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, and The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.
They have also played twice at the Swanage Carnival and at Rock the Castle, which is held every year inside the imposing grounds of the medieval Pembroke Castle in west Wales.
Saturday February 5th: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Saturday February 26th: The Bandstand on Tour, The Shackleton Hall, Welcome Building, Eastbourne
Sunday March 6th: The Priory Theatre, Kenilworth
2020 began with a post-Christmas lockdown that lasted until July, at least in terms of live performance.
The world looked very different 12 months ago, with the first vaccine not yet delivered. We’re not out of the woods yet, but the shows in the second half of the year were extremely encouraging. We’re still hoping and expecting that the first gig of 2021 at Norden Farm will go ahead as planned on February 5th.
Meanwhile, there has been some major David Bowie news, with the estate selling Bowie’s publishing catalogue to Warner Chappell Music for a reported £185 million.
This increasingly common move follows on from Bruce Springsteen’s recent sale of his songs. Bowie now joins The Boss, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and a number of other major artists. It will be interesting to see how WCM set about exploiting their new assets.
Paul Antony: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Richard Bastock: Guitar, vocals
Mark Fishlock: Bass, vocals
Joe Nicklin: Drums