The David Bowie Experience
February 05, 2016
Join us in The Drift on Friday, 11 March as we pay tribute to one the greatest artists the world has ever seen – David Bowie (1947 – 2016) with:
The world’s number one celebration of David Bowie, The Bowie Experience
On stage from 9.30pm
Supported by DJs Craig Alder & Tam
Free entry. Over 21s only.
For table bookings: [email protected]
The David Bowie Experience
The only David Bowie tribute act in the world to be invited to perform at the ‘invitation only’ private viewing of the ‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibition at the V&A Museum in London in 2013.
The Bowie Experience was first established in 1997, initially called ‘Spaceboy’ (taking inspiration from the album ‘outside’) it was formed by a group of musicians attending music college.
Spaceboy played Beckenham’s annual Bowiefest (sharing a stage with Steve Harley), appeared in Dazed and Confused magazine and recorded ‘the Laughing Gnome’ for an animation company in Cologne, Germany, before ending its run at The Bournemouth Festival of Light outdoor concert in late 1998.
Taking the lead from Ziggy Stardust, Spaceboy was reinvented as The Bowie Experience and went on to play all over the UK via the Chicago Rock chain, Jumpin Jaks, theatres, corporate events and festivals including the ‘Compaq Science Festival’ and supporting Boney M.
From 2004/5 to date The Bowie Experience have been featured regularly on davidbowie.com and Blam (of Bowienet) asked for two copies of the unplugged cd from the Bowie Experience, one for him, and one for Mr Bowie.
2006 saw double-header gigs with T-Rex and Roxy Music tributes, and performing in Dubai and at the prestigious ‘Cavern Convention’ in Liverpool.
The following year The Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool saw The BowieXp for the first time, and they have appeared every year since.
Laurence as Ziggy Stardust was employed by British Telecom to promote their ‘Mars Communicator’ at Leicester Space Centre, he was asked by Sky Tv to appear at the launch of the Biography Channel, Ziggy also appeared in Armando Ianucci’s comedy series ‘Time Trumpet’, and ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ for the BBC, recreated the Ziggy Stardust album cover photograph by appearing in Heddon street to feature in an ‘app’ for the Museum of London and performed at the very top of the ‘gherkin’ building in central London.
In 2009 The Bowie Experience played an outdoor festival in Surrey supporting ‘The Boomtown Rats’ (and ended up playing the headline slot!)
On the 6th June 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary (to the day) of the Ziggy Stardust album release, BowieXP performed the Ziggy Stardust album in full, live in Heddon Street, London (the original location for the album cover photograph) under the newly unveiled plaque which marks the spot.
The Bowie Experience continues to tour, appearing regularly at festivals, theatres and venues throughout the UK and Europe.