MICHAEL BELL ~ BOWIE LIVES~DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE SHOW is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Market Hall this Feb. 17th, 2018 at 8pm. Hurry don’t delay get your tickets today before it is sold out,
Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
– GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies
**Tables 8 & 9 are being sold through Moondance Records**
Regular: $28 incl fees. At the door: $33 incl fees
6 time Grammy and 1 of the largest awarded artists of all time, David Bowie, is still alive in the hearts of millions worldwide, thanks to talented tribute acts like BOWIE LIVES. “I’ve been a huge Bowie fan since I was a kid. I cut my teeth on imitating the guy in my teenage years,” says Bell, who’s been performing since he was 12. “Vocally, he really raised the bar for me.” Earlier in Michael’s career, he worked on a stage musical ChangesAllBowie, that he produced, telling the musical story of a teen caught in the allure of the big star, complete with makeup and costumes. As Michael aged he added publisher, husband, and father to his rolls & slowly packed away the glitter makeup and costumes into archives. You cannot take the performer out of a musically passionate being, especially regarding this singer/songwriter and multi award-winning vocalist. Michael never let music wane from his existence, never musically idol, he found ways to always have his hands in music in one facet or form, whether he is supporting music in his music publication The Wire Megazine, promoting young artists or running local Festival entertainment. With this much passion, you knew it wouldn’t be long till he hit the road once again. One year since it all began, this fast-moving entity is picking up speed all over Ontario in sold-out venues, halls, theatres, festivals, so be sure to get your tickets to this one of a kind show, bring your dancing shoes and COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE DAVID BOWIE PERSONA…that’s a Bowie Lives theme, to engage the audience in the thrill of
“I would never have become the person I am today without having discovered “the man who sold the world” so many years ago. The saddest day for me. RIP David Bowie,” stated Michael Bell. At this sad time, losing the influence of a lifetime he and musical director, Michael Beauclerc assembled a band able to bring you live Bowie.
With Michael Beauclerc on drums, Jason White on guitar, Sandor Schwisberg on keys, Matt Lagan on sax and percussion and Chuck Daily on bass, Bowie Lives rocks. Featuring multi award-winning vocalist Michael Bell and his band of master musicians, they remind us of the impact David Bowie had on many. From the Spiders from Mars to the Scary Monster, Bell conjures the vocal performances and the hits that span of 4 decades. “I was born to sing Bowie” states Bell. “One of the most talented vocalists I’ve ever worked with,” says LA producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Adele). This lineup of music veterans, replicated perfectly, the classics that made Bowie world renowned and they even mastered Lazarus, the single from Bowie’s last musical masterpiece album, Black Star.
Michael Beauclerc is a professional drummer, percussionist, marching percussion clinician for Yahama Music Canada, Executive Director of Canadian Drumline Association, Editor and Chief of Drumline Magazine, a composer and author in Canada. http://michaelbeauclerc.com
Jason White is an established music teacher, working musician & session artist. http://www.bowmanvilleguitarlessons.com/index.html
Sandor Schwisberg is a recipient of The 2016 MusiCounts Fred Sherrat Award and is a graduate of Humber College and received the Dean’s top Award 2016 and has a fabulous stage presence working in the Jazz and Classical fields.
Matt Lagan is a Humber College Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Music program, is a
Toronto based Saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Matt won the 2016/2017 Oscar Peterson Award in Jazz Performance from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, was awarded the Gordon and Anne Wragg Scholarship in 2016 and he was the first recipient of the Dave McMurdo Scholarship at the Kincardine Music Festival. www.mattlagan.com
Chuck Daily best known as the bassist for I Mother Earth, Chuck Daily is also a founding member of the 90’s recording sensations The Salads. His performance & energies are outstanding.
You surely don’t want to miss Bell’s emotions, as he sports them on his sleeves.
Opening the evening is non-other than a well-known name in Peterborough Broken Harmony. Unlike the name, this band consists of nothing but HARMONY with multi-instrumentalists who are muscially driven and are passionate about entertaining, and features 2015 Wire Megazine Award Winning Guitarist of the Year Brandon Humphrey!
Stay in tune for all shows coming to a town nearest you at www.thebowielives.com
Photos by Deb Draper ~ 4th year photojournalist contributor/columnist