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Bowie: Waiting in the Sky


Tue 19 Apr 2016, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: sandra roberts

Bowie: Waiting in the Sky is a salute to an unprecedented musical force and an icon of boundless possibility. Style savant, visionary and a true master of performance, David Bowie's peerless legacy will be honored in a spectacular concert - an explosion of sound and vision honoring Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke and the Man Who Fell to Earth, in a spectacular gesture of thanks befitting a true legend.

As the shock of his death fades, what remains is a universe of song as deep as the gratitude of those who follow. Space Oddity, Changes, Starman, Life On Mars?, Jean Genie, Rebel Rebel, Fame, Golden Years, Heroes, Ashes To Ashes, Let’s Dance and dozens more all-time classics shaped the progressive edge of rock'n'roll for decades.

For the music industry and fans -- the only way forward is to celebrate his legacy

The artists and the band
The awe inspiring mastery of Eddie Rayner's Dark Horses band featuring some of NZ’s finest award-winning musicians, will deliver that authentic Wall of Sound synonymous with Bowie. Fronting the band are outstanding artists with chilling vocal talent, capturing the incredible range and performance of this musical genius.

Eddie Rayner – Split Enz | Crowded House
He is known to the world as the musical backbone of 12 years and ten albums with Split Enz. His five decades in the spotlight have taken him from Space Waltz to the Makers, Crowded House to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Paul McCartney to the NZ Symphony Orchestra and two solo albums, Horse and Play It Straight.

Finn Andrews – The Veils
His morphing art-rock band The Veils has cut a dramatic swathe from Auckland to London to Los Angeles since their arrival on the UK indie frontier in the early 2000s. Renowned for his possessed stage presence and rich, dark lyrical content, Finn's songs have appeared in films by Tim Burton and Paulo Sorrentino. Time Stays, We Go was made in LA and Abbey Road in 2013.

Jordan Luck* - The Exponents | Jordan Luck Band
As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, Jordan Luck has clocked up 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by public as the 8th greatest song of all time.
* Performing in Auckland and Christchurch

Alastair Riddell – Space Waltz
His fate was sealed with the Beatles' New Zealand tour of 1964, but it was the glam rock eruption of the early '70s that made him a star. Featuring several future members of Split Enz, Space Waltz made instant impact with the classic Out In the Street in 1974. An overnight #1, it was voted into APRA NZ's Top 50 songs of all time, and launched Alastair as our premier Stardust revolutionary.

Zaine Griff – Human Instinct
An Auckland born singer-songwriter who formed part of the English new wave scene of the 1980s. He had the kind of chic cred and looks other aspiring pop stars would have killed for. He has had his work produced by David Bowie's legendary producer, Tony Visconti. An excellent musician songwriter and performer, he worked with Lindsay Kemp, in arts, and The Human Instinct, The Kinks, David Bowie, Kate Bush and Hans Zimmer, in music.

She has been described as “the best kept secret in Australian music right now.” Olivia cut her teeth on the folk circuit of the early 2000s before making an assured left turn into the majestic conceptual pop of 2014's Atlantis EP. After signing with EMI and touring as part of Paul Dempsey's band, she made her richly composed 2016 debut Self Talk with producer Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, the Drones, Sarah Blasko).

Skyscraper Stan – The Commission Flats
Stan Woodhouse blew out of Auckland like a dustbowl drifter around 2012 and made himself an indispensable part of Melbourne's twangsome roots scene with and without his old-time rockin' combo the Commission Flats. Part medicine show barker and part campfire troubadour, Stan took his tall tales far and wide with his swinging harmony debut album of 2015, Last Year's Tune.

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