Blog 23: Absolute Beginners

Blog 23: Absolute Beginners – the anatomy of a classic Following our last blog which focused on just the one song, The Laughing Gnome, another new song that has entered our set list and which has become a very firm favourite is up next. Absolute Beginners is a...

Blog 22: The Laughing Gnome

Only for Isa (He He He) This blog focuses on what might possibly be the most controversial Bowie track, particularly when the subject at hand is covering songs. This is the often-hated,  sometimes loved, but always ridiculous “The Laughing Gnome”. Now, even in the...

Blog 21: Great songs but which ones?

Blog 21: Great songs but which ones? We mentioned in our last blog that we now feel we have a sufficiently large repertoire of songs which allows us tailor our set lists to suit our audience. Whilst this is a blessing in many ways, it can bring it’s own problems...

Blog 20: Easter – the story of (Modern) Love

Blog 20: The Making of Modern Love We have always tried to tailor our sets as best we can to suit our likely audience. At a Bowie convention, where diehard fans know each and every word sung and note played, we can get away with playing some of the less well known...

Blog 17: The Original Set – Lost but not Forgotten

Blog 17: Past the Original Set – Lost but Not Forgotten Since writing these blogs with the original set, we’ve worked on and added a fair few other songs! So we’re kind of a bit behind the trend on the blogs (we haven’t even got to anything about the sax really...

Blog 16: The Encores

Blog 16: The Encores Time permitting, we generally include three songs in our encores but if we get a sense that we will be pushing it to do all three, we will omit a song from the main part of the set just so that we can get these three gems in. First up is Under...