Tuesday 3 March 2020

Ultimate Bowie at The Georgian Theatre

Ultimate Bowie 
The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees
29 February 2020
This is not the first time I have seen the Ed Blaney's Ultimate Bowie tribute act and it is not the first time David Bowie has featured on this blog either. It was, however, the first time I have seen Ultimate Bowie in such an intimate setting (the last time was at Billingham Forum).

The smaller venue suited the show perfectly, especially as it started the punky Earthling persona.

Over the course of the evening we were treated to classic songs from various Bowie eras, split into two excellent halves, moving through prime cuts from Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Pin UpsDiamond Dogs, Young Americans, Heroes, Lodger, Station to StationScary Monsters, Let's Dance and Earthling. That clearly represent an enormous range of styles and it was an impressive performance all round by the band.

The respective set lists will tell their own stories on how far reaching and lengthy the evening was (it was definitely worth missing the last bus home).

Set One

Sacry Monsters
Little Wonder
John I'm Only Dancing
Space Oddity
Moonage Daydream
Sweet Thing
Suffragette City
Drive In Saturday
Queen Bitch
Life on Mars

Set Two

Diamond Dogs
Rebel Rebel
Absolute Beginners
Young Americans
Boys Keep Swinging
Golden Years
Let's Dance
Under Pressure
Jean Genie
Modern Love


Ziggy Stardust

I know many people who shudder at the thought of going to see tribute acts. They are missing out, as there are plenty of fabulous ones out there. Indeed, I have two more Bowie nights already lined up for 2020. For now, it is enough to say the Ultimate Bowie act is firing on all cylinders and is better than ever.



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