It’s been just over one whole month since the death of David Bowie. One whole month of deep, unprecedented mourning around the globe from fans and fellow creatives alike. One whole month of tears, carefully worded think-pieces, and grandiose tributes from colourful city murals to constellations.
Now it’s our turn: Mucho Bravado & The Foundry present to you the lineup for Ziggy Played Guitar, a charity night we’re holding to honour the late, great David Bowie, featuring The John Steel Singers, Dean McGrath (Rolls Bayce), Spencer White (Morning Harvey) & more. Bowie’s starpower is well and truly shining through: tickets are already over half-sold – without a lineup even being announced.
Let’s face it: tribute nights can be a little bit hokey. Since Bowie was anything but, we’ve teamed up with the folks at The Foundry & have bent over backwards to ensure that Ziggy Played Guitar will be a musical memorial unlike anything you’ve seen. No predictable, stale five-song sets. No traditional “one act after the other” schedule. No rules. Just incredible, poignant moments created by Brisbane’s finest – and a whole lot of love.
Five bands will provide the musical backdrop for the night, with surf-pop kings The John Steel Singers leading up the charge. They’ll be joined by ruthless local punks WAAX, indie rock innovators Born Joy Dead, some truly far-out electro-R&B vibes from MKO SUN and eclectic neo-soul from Inigo. These bands will plumb the depths of David Bowie’s immense discography, each peppering the songs with their own unique flavour.
Coming together with these bands in the spirit of community and collaboration will be a breathtaking roster of special guests, ensuring surprise after surprise throughout the night. Brisbane’s very own Bowie-esque figure, Spencer White (Morning Harvey); Dean McGrath (Rolls Bayce/formerly Hungry Kids of Hungary), members of The Jensens (who will also appear as DJs), Emma Dean, Edward Guglielmino & Shem Allen will all make their way to the stage to sing, celebrate and honour David Bowie. And that’s not all – we’re in the business of surprises & secrets, so keep your eyes on the event Facebook page for more lineup additions over the coming days.
These musicians are hand-on-heart fans of Bowie – just like many of you. They’re dedicating themselves to creating unforgettable memories for the purpose of honouring his legacy and raising funds for the Cancer Council Queensland. With tickets selling faster than we can keep track of, Ziggy Played Guitar promises to be a tribute fitting of the Starman.