The Bowie Collective follow last years sell-out shows with a full-blown theatrical feast – premiering at Bath’s Forum Theatre on 16 June
The authentic and deadly accurate 12 piece band includes a string section, and puts the muscle behind a charismatic and eerily authentic Bowie performance set against a sparkling multi-media backdrop.
‘David Bowie’ Steve Evans lives and works in Bath, making records and creating music and vocal work for Advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy & Mather. Steve learnt his vocal and production skills working with the likes of Robert Plant, Petula Clark, Goldfrapp, Siouxsie Sioux, The Proclaimers, Status Quo and more.
“When you explain to creatives that you’re trying to authentically re-create the world of Bowie you can see a sparkle in their eye,” said Steve. “Our head costumier Hannah Geraghty is a Saville Row trained tailor, and pulled in some incredible people from the Royal Opera House to figure out how to reverse engineer iconic Bowie outfits like the Alexander McQueen Union Jack coat and Freddie Berretti’s suit Blue from the life On Mars video.
“The costumes in our show would be at home in the V&A! The Ray Marsden wig company are behind some of the biggest films and TV shows and when they jumped on board the whole look came together like some kind of Bowie hallucination!”
Asked what audiences can expect from the Bowie Collective performance at Bath Forum, Steve replied; “They are going to hear the biggest songs from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance. The recordings of the show have actually fooled serious Bowie fans because the band go to extraordinary lengths to forensically recreate the records in all their subtlety and atmosphere.
“It really is like being at a Bowie gig, with all the Rock ’n Roll energy you would expect, but with the added twist of some amazing work from our motion graphics and visual teccy hackers who have created this beautiful, sparkling backdrop which gives a new twist to these amazing songs.”
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