Saturday 14 January 2017

Holy Holy

I never saw David Bowie in concert but I did see one of the Spiders from Mars when Woody Woodmansey brought his Holy Holy group to The Lexington on Pentonville Road back in December 2014.

The blurb at the time had this to say about Holy Holy:

'Supergroup Holy Holy play the songs of David Bowie from 1969 to 1973. Formed to play Latitude Festival in 2013, the stellar line-up includes Spandau Ballet's Steve Norman, Generation X guitarist James Stevenson, Rumer collaborator Malcolm Doherty, Brian Eno/Ian Dury pianist Rod Melvin, Mick Ronson's daughter Lisa, his sister Maggi and niece Hannah. On drums will be a very special appearance from one of the original Spiders from Mars, legendary drummer Woody Woodmansey.'

There are various incarnations of Holy Holy. The big venues usually see Glenn Gregory and Tony Visconti in action too, but on this night, tucked away in a small room upstairs at The Lexington, it was a much more intimate affair and a fabulously entertaining evening.

It had been announced that Steve Norman would be unable to attend due to rehearsals for the 2015 Spandau Ballet tour, but after a few songs he emerged from a side door, saxophone in hand, big smile on face, and then the party really started...

Woody Woodmansey - the last of the Spiders from Mars

Steve Norman on sax

Terry Edwards playing two saxophones at once
Set list
Holy Holy are touring this year. Head for their official website for further details.

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