Famous for having one of the most unique voices in music history, Bowie’s innovation in songs was undeniable. To pay tribute to the rock chameleon and his song diversity, the Bowie Unzipped band returns with some of Australia’s best musicians.
Featuring the legendary Jeff Duff on vocals, Bowie Unzipped is a flamboyant and powerful performance of the songs of David Bowie. One that is outrageously brilliant and wild, with Duff’s glam-rock style mirroring that of Bowie’s. What would a Bowie show be without a comical and unique stage presence, anyway?
Now, Bowie fans can watch Bowie Unzipped in all its elaborate, musically fun glory at the Fly By Night Club, 2nd February. Event details here. Want a chance to WIN a DOUBLE pass? Head to our giveaway page here.
In an often controversial music career, Jeff Duff plays the ultimate ‘David Bowie’ persona. Known for being a flamboyant entertainer, Duff’s career bloomed in London alongside some of rock music’s greatest stars. Despite being renowned for his successful David Bowie tribute act, Duff still insists he’s very much his own man. And it’s this individuality, combined with the ever-changing personas of Bowie, that brings his performance to life.
The ‘David Bowie’ thing has defined Jeff Duff’s career in most people’s minds. He’s the Thin Aussie Duke, Sydney’s Major Tom and the Ziggy Stardust of Elizabeth Bay. He’s the man who’s done a million Bowie tribute shows. And has the skill, music diversity and androgynous stage persona to back it up.
Duff’s disputatious performances have been getting attention since the 80’s. Quickly establishing himself in the UK during his early days, Duff become the darling of London’s new wave movement. The exhibitionism and visual assault so integral to British punk-culture could have very well been a sequence from his own fertile imagination. Soon Andy Warhol was issuing forth his oft-quoted utterance: ‘Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye…and now Duffo. Duffo returned to Australia in the late eighties to re-introduce his powerful voice and unique style to the local scene. His recording and accompanying video of Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wildside helped re-establish his career in oz and has become an Australian classic.
Also joining Duff on stage as part of the Bowie Unzipped band is Glenn Rhodes (keyboards/bass/vocals), Jess Ciampa (drums/vocals) and Jak Housden (guitar/vocals).
Glenn’s long list of credits is enough to showcase the diversity of his talent. His experience in performance and production provides a unique mix of direction, showmanship and musical talent. This mix combined with a commitment to perfection has helped him become one of Australia’s most respected musicians and director/producers. As well as working with some of the biggest names in the industry Glenn is an exceptional artist in his own right, performing, writing and recording locally and internationally. His latest CD is soon to be released bringing together his unique fusion of jazz, soul and R&B.
Jak has been playing the guitar since he was 10 years old. He joined his first professional band, Show of Hands when he was just 16 years old. Jak was the guitarist for The Badloves before becoming a full-time guitarist for The Whitlams in 2002. Before this Whitlams release, however, Jak made an appearance on the 2000 album Love This City. He also released a solo album Mad About Disco in 2004 through Boffin Records, which spawned his first single To Die For.
On drums and vocals, Jess is a multi-instrumentalist who has played and recorded in a wide variety of styles. She trained at NSW Conservatorium of Music 1983-’86, with a Bachelor of Music Education and majored on trumpet.
Friday 2nd February: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle | Main Victoria Hall
$59.50 (VIP Ticket) – Includes exclusive 7pm entry, complimentary cocktail upon arrival, meet and greet with Jef Duff and band and reserved front row table seating.
$44.50 General Admission
Tickets can be purchased from here.