David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, having the most entertaining tribute act to ever hit the stage. On this beautiful Earth Day, April 22, 2017 Brighton and his all-star band blasted onto the stage underneath the starry skies of The Strawberry Bowl Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove California and proved his worth!
I have now witnessed Bowie’s Doppelganger with my own eyes! Brighton exudes the same charisma and intensity as the real Rocket Man himself! In every nuance of movement, through channeling Bowie vocally to an incredible exacting. 10-9-8 swathed properly as The Thin White Duke, 7-6-5 Brighton checks ignition and belts out Changes to blastoff the show! 4-3 Commencing countdown engines on! 2-1 Houston, we have lift off! The crowd is fueled, on their feet, cheering, all eyes forward on the stage and we are all floating in a most peculiar way, for here, David Bowie is resurrected to this space in time. No one seems to notice this David is not the other, Brighton has really made the grade. Sadly, we have lost our Major Tom to the heavens but a bright star remains shining here on earth in keeping his memory alive! Brighton’s tribute is an energized performance from start to finish. Costume change’s depicting Bowies multiple personas over the decades of his iconic career go almost unnoticed while the flamboyantly mantled Switch rips out blistering guitar solos to our distraction! Brighton and Guitarist/Vocalist Paul Nelson tear up the stage in an amazing rendition of Under Pressure! Nelson’s Freddie Mercury vocals are as impressive as his counterparts making this a stand out moment in the space oddity experience. The stage is a constant spectacular display of performance by the highly esteemed accomplished crew of musicians that come together making Space Oddity a show of epic proportion that should not be missed.
Brighton’s credits include performing side by side with David Bowie himself in the amusing TV commercials for Vittel Mineral Water and for Reality, Bowie’s CD. The career spanning ads, in which Brighton portrays many of Bowie’s most legendary personas, have aired in the United States, Great Britain and throughout Europe. Brighton has also appeared as David Bowie on VH-1.
Brighton has been performing live concerts and making radio and television appearances worldwide as a celebrity look and sound alike since 1994. He’s performed with some incredibly esteemed acts including: Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Devo, Kenny Loggins, Three Dog Night, Little Richard and Barry Manilow and Chicago stadiums, arenas, concert halls, theaters, casinos, cruises, festivals, fairs, conventions, private functions and corporate events… touring extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados and Puerto Rico.
Paul Nelson: guitar/vocals
Jefferson Starship and The Beach Boys, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Billy Idol and more.
Paul’s epic rendition of Freddie Mercury’s vocal performance on Under Pressure is a stand out addition to this evenings performance. Noted for his Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Texas Blues guitar renderings on Let’s Dance and China Girl, Paul is an unmistakable force to the success of the Space Oddity experience.
Nancy Sinatra, Gene Loves Jezebel, Bay City Rollers, House Of Lords, Steel House Lane James Christian, Keith St John (Montrose), Bloody Lovelies (Josh Groban). When not touring with Space Oddity, Chris maintains a busy schedule in Los Angeles with Gene Loves Jezebel and his own band Clear
Trent Stroh: bass/background vocals
Highly respected multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with many years of professional performing and recording experience. Trent has performed with a variety of popular rock and pop artists, including touring and recording with for six years with Eddie Money, America, Nancy (These Boots Are Made For Walking) Sinatra and, Air Supply. Trent’s meticulous attention to detail is his hallmark. His uncanny ability to reproduce the unique bass lines in David Bowie’s music makes him the perfect choice for Space Oddity.
Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Pierson is an American vocalist, lyricist, and one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52’s. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. In the B-52s, she has performed alongside Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland.
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