The Bowie Lounge
Saturday 2nd June⋄ TBC ⋄ Madame Wong's House of Wrong
This act performed at The Great Estate in 2018. Expect even more in 2019. Tickets on sale now.
Nicholas Pegg, Author of the Complete David Bowie
“What a wonderful evening in Exeter with The Bowie Lounge. This isn’t just some karaoke tribute band. What they do is way beyond that. Movement, dance, theatre, poetry. The performances of the songs are simply exquisite, and the choice of numbers immaculately judged. Plenty of crowd-pleasers to keep the greatest hits brigade happy, peppered with just enough obscurities to excite hardcore nuts like me. My highlights included darkly hypnotic renditions of ‘Love is Lost’ and ‘Bring Me The Disco King’, and a majestic performance of ‘The Bewlay Brothers’ which genuinely brought tears to my eyes. And then there was a gorgeous, stripped-back ‘Modern Love’ for voice, piano and violin, and a thrillingly sleazy reinvention of ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’ as some kind of cross between The Velvet Underground and Country & Western… oh, I could go on. The last time I saw anything like the finale was the last time I saw the man himself. The entire crowd on its feet, singing and dancing joyfully to ‘Starman’.
The Bowie Lounge deserves to be huge. Do see them when you can”
Mark Kermode, Film Critic
“A strange and wonderful experience, The Bowie Lounge blends music, painting, theatre and dance to create something which is joyful, melancholic and really rather moving. I absolutely loved it.”
Lee Trewhela, The West Briton͞
“The best music event Cornwall has seen in 2016”
Sheila Vanloo, Radio St Austell Bay͞
“Brilliant fusion of art and music – Easy Action Records͞amazing production…seriously…get there!”