David Bowie Tribute: The man of many faces

Although he passed away in 2016, David Bowie’s influence on the global entertainment scene cannot be overstated. His avant garde clothing, colourful make-up and hair styles, together with his leading edge music, exciting music videos, high tech staging concepts and energetic concert performances, set a new standard for showbiz style and flash.

Born David Jones, in Manchester, England, the singer, songwriter and actor was a man of many faces, a chameleon who constantly changed and re-invented himself with fresh new music styles and looks. Ziggy Stardust, Alladin Sane, The Spiders From Mars were all part of the sounds and images that made David Bowie famous. And his music styles ranged from rock, to disco, to psychedelia, including a collaboration with the UK rock band Queen. As an actor, he appeared in the movies “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, “Labyrinth”, “The Last Temptation Of Christ”, “The Prestige” and others. During his lifetime, he sold more than 140 million albums, including 11 that reached number #1. His hit singles included “Space Oddity”, “Fame”, “Let’s Dance” and “Under Pressure”. He was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Canadian Jeremy Wright, who pays tribute to David Bowie, has been performing in tribute shows across North America and internationally for more than a decade. In the Cayman Islands, he has headlined the “Taste of The Caymans” festival twice. In addition  to shows in Canada, The US and Mexico, he has headlined shows on numerous cruises for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Besides being a versatile multi-instrumentalist (including playing left-handed bass when performing as Paul McCartney), he is an award winning actor who brings his acting experience to his tribute performances.

“David Bowie” appears at Incanto, in Puerto Vallarta, on March 13  and at The Luna Lounge, in Bucerias, on March 14. For more information, go to the venue web sites, or look for their ads here in The Tribune.

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Merv Buchanan
Merv Buchanan is a Calgary based entertainment contractor, record producer and music industry entrepreneur. He is the creator of MuchMusic's national Video Dance service and a former recording studio technology instructor at Fanshawe College, in London, Ontario.