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16. June.2022 - "Ziggy Played Guitar": Depending on who you talk to, this fantastic album was either first released in America on 6 June, 1972 or today 16, June in the UK. Regardless, this month celebrates 50 years since it was unleashed on the record buying public.

After spending many years trying to find his musical identity, David Bowie had finally found his voice and groove as a songwriter with his previous album Hunky Dory. In order to top that, he need to create something that would ultimately connect him with an audience. That came in the form of Ziggy Stardust and his band the Spiders From Mars. Forming a loose concept around Ziggy - a bisexual alien whose songs brings a message of hope to Earth and whose rise is as quick as his decline - this album contains loads of ace songs. Five Years, Moonage Daydream, Rock 'N' Roll Suicide, and FM radio favourite Suffragette City. It was, however, the single of Starman that shot David and the album into orbit thanks to an appearance on Top of the Pops with Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey to introduce Britain to Ziggy and the Spiders. This performance that converted many to Bowie. 50 Years later and this album has certainly stood the test of time.

Friday, 8 July, the band Stardust Memories in celebration of all things Ziggy at the Tampa’s Carrollwood Cultural Center. We’ll be performing the album in its entirety along with selections from Bowie’s vast catalogues of hits, classics and deep cuts. Covering albums such as Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, Scary Monsters, and many other. Join us in remembering the man with screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo. Tickets are on sale via the Shows in our bio and are going quickly.




15.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #10 - Mick Ronson: It’s pretty much impossible to think of songs like Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Hang On to Yourself or Moonage Daydream without thinking of Mick Ronson. The Spider with the Platinum Blonde Hair from Hull was the perfect foil to Bowie’s Ziggy both aesthetically and musically.

Likened by Bowie to be his Jeff Beck, his guitar works would prove pivotal to Bowie and the albums released between 1970 and 1973. As part of the production team with David and Ken Scott, Ronno would also contribute piano and turn in some of his best works as an arranger - providing some moving string arrangements to tracks like Life On Mars, Quicksand, Five Years, Sorrow and more. This same team would also work together on Lou Reed’s classic Transformer. Where Mick’s arrangement works really shines on Satellite of Love and Perfect Day.

Following the 1980 Floor Show and initial sessions for Diamond Dogs in 1973. Ronson would have a very sporadic solo career that would see him officially release two albums in his lifetime with his third, Heaven and Hull, released posthumously. He briefly joined Mott the Hoople in 1974 before splitting off with Ian Hunter for a long and fruitful friendship & partnership in the form of the Hunter/Ronson band. In between, he also would work with the likes of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, John Mellencamp, Ellen Folley, Payolas, Lisa Dalbello, Morrissey and many others. Mick would work with David only a few more times: A surprise guest spot on the Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983, sessions for Black Tie White Noise and his Mick’s final live appearance for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concerts at Wembley Stadium in April, 1992. Mick would pass away a year later following a battle with liver cancer.

This dude and his guitar are the reason why Ziggy comes with the instruction of "TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME.”


14.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #9 - Ken Scott:
"I don’t think you’re going to like this next album... it's going to be much, much heavier, and much stranger...it's called THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS..." Outside of the musical aspects. The early Bowie classics would not be what they are today without the aid of producer/engineer Ken Scott. Whose pre-Bowie credits includes Jeff Beck, Jackie Lomax, Mary Hopkins, Procol Harum and a little known band from Liverpool known as The Beatles (starting as assistant engineer on Beatles For Sale).

Scott was part of the team at Trident Studios when producer Tony Visconti and Bowie came into record the latter’s self titled second album (more commonly known as Space Oddity). The three would continue onto the Man Who Sold the World, which would also be the first album to feature future Spiders Mick Ronson and Woody Woodmansey.

Visconti moved on to focus on his work with pal Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Ken would receive a call from Bowie telling him that he was about to start a new album but didn't feel comfortable about solely producing himself. He asked Ken if he’d able to assist, to which he agreed. That album was Hunky Dory and was the start of a run of 4 brilliant albums that would prove to be timeless, including the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Like the Spiders, Ken’s last production works with Bowie would be the 1980 Floor Show at the Marquee Club and the initial sessions for what was to become Diamond Dogs.

During and after Bowie, Ken Scott would continue his career as a successful producer/engineer. Producing and engineering for the likes of Elton John, Billy Cobham, Supertramp, The Tubes, Devo and Missing Persons.

13.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #8 - Woody Woodmansey: The rhythmic glue to the Spiders’ groove and swagger. Also originating from Hull, Woodmansey had previously played with Mick Ronson in the final incarnation of The Rats, replacing John Cambridge. It was through Ronson that would find Woody coming into The Hype. Replacing, once again, the aforementioned Cambridge. It’s this line up of David, Ronnie, Woody and bassist/producer Tony Visconti that would write and record 1970’s The Man Who Sold the World. Seen as something of a Proto-Metal album, the album really show cases this band line up as something of a propulsive Power Trio. Especially on tracks like Width Of a Circle and She Shook Me Cold.

Visconti would eventually give ways to fellow Hull mate Trevor Bolder. Making the eventual Spiders line up complete. Woody would further tour and record with David until 1973 following Aladdin Sane and the infamous Ziggy farewell show at the Hammersmith Odeon.

From there, he would later reform the Spiders with Trevor and Mike Garson, sans Ronno, in 1976 for one album before forming U-Boat. Like the reformed Spiders, this band would only last one album.

In his later years Woodmansey went onto play with Art Garfunkel, the Cybernauts (reunited with Trevor Bolder alongside Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen) and a band with his son Danny called 3D. More recently, Woody had published an autobiography (Spiders From Mars) and toured alongside Visconti with their own Bowie tribute outfit - Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy. Performing tracks from early Bowie albums that they were involved with.

12.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #7 - Suffragette City/Mott the Hoople/All The Young Dudes:

Recorded towards the end of the Ziggy sessions in February 1972, this Anthony Burgess meets Little Richard Rock n Roll romper is the album’s penultimate track as well as the b side to the Starman single released in April. The imagery of Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and a nod to Charles Mingus and 60s mod band Small Faces with the sexually charged hook of ‘wham bam, thank you, ma'am!’. This tune quickly became a favourite of both fans and Bowie.

Having had a bit of success the previous year with Peter Noone’s cover of ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’. Before recording the song himself, Bowie offered Suffragette City to one of his then favourite bands Mott the Hoople. Who were on the verge of splitting up at the time. After having a go at playing the tune, the band decided that it wasn’t for them, politely declined the offer and proceeded with disbanding. Determined to not see Mott split up, David offered them another song that he had written within this window of time - All The Young Dudes.

Bowie played the tune for bassist Overend Watts, who was convinced of its potentials. He then introduced the rest of the band to David and ‘Dudes’ and the rest is history.

You can hear us (Stardust Memories - The David Bowie Tribute Band) perform Suffragette City along with the rest of the Ziggy album for its 50th Anniversary at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa on Friday 8, July. Tickets are on sale via the Shows page! Who knows, we may just throw in ‘Dudes’ for a good measure.


11.June.2022 -  Ziggy At 50 #6 - Freddie Burretti











One of the few unsung heroes in the manifestation of Ziggy Stardust was the fashion works of Hackney raised Freddie Burretti, born Frederick Burrett. A young employee of a Greek tailor on the King’s Road and a talented dancer, Burretti would fashion his own outfits for whenever he went out dancing. It was one of those nights out that he attracted the attention of David and wife Angie at the famous Sombrero Club. He and David formed a friendship that would see Freddie fronting David’s pre Ziggy project Arnold Corns, despite not being a singer, under the name of Rudi Valentino.

The Bowies and Burretti would then set up shop at Haddon Hall, where Freddie would go about creating outfits for the soon to be born Ziggy Stardust and his band the Spiders From Mars. Several of these outfits would grace many of Bowie’s concerts, television appearances, promo films and photos. They would famously turn up in the Ziggy Stardust album (Green quilted jump suit), the promo film for Life On Mars (Ice blue suit) and the performance of Starman on Top of the Pops in 1972 (Orange and blue quilted jump suit). In addition it was Burretti’s friend/model Daniella Parmar’s peroxided pixie hair cut that would inspire the famous Ziggy hair style.

Freddie would continue to create outfit for David until 1974 when he left London. Eventually, he would settle and continue to work in Paris until his passing from cancer in 2001. Bowie kept Burretti’s outfits in archive and had them on displayed as part of the David Bowie Is touring exhibition from 2013 - 2018.

DB: “He was generally one of the nicest, most talented spirits that I have had the honour of working with. Freddie and I changed our world, small as it was, to what we thought it could be. He lives on for me through his creative genius…”

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10.June.2022 - Happy 20th Heathen!

“These are the days. These are the strangest of all. These are the nights. These are the darkest to fall...” Happy 20th to a favourite around here - Heathen. Released in the Uk on this day in 2002. This one reunites him with Tony Visconti in production. The array of musicians on this one is brilliant. The core of Tony, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Jordan Rudess, David Torn and Matt Chamberlain joined by Carlos Alomar, Pete Townshend, David Grohl, Kristeen Young, The Borneo Horns, and Tony Levin

Some of his best latter day songs are on this one (Sunday, Slip Away, Afraid, Everyone Says Hi, I Will Be Your Slave, Heathen [The Ray] along with some killer covers (The Pixies’ Cactus, Neil Young’s I’ve Been Waiting For You and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy’s I Took a Trip On a Gemini Spacecraft). Have ya got a favourite track from Heathen?

Pictured: David Bowie - Heathen (Columbia/ISO, 2002. Music On Vinyl reissue, 2011)

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Ziggy At 50 #5 - Lady Stardust (Song For Marc)

In one form or another, Marc Bolan was something of an inspiration to David. Having met during the Mod era of the mid 1960s, the two were very like minded in their aspirations and fast developed a friendship. This friendship also brought about a dash of rivalry. David would watch with both glee and envy as his friend rose to success as the crossed legged Psych-Folk songster of Tyrannosaurus Rex and then heralded Glam Rock when Bolan abbreviated the name to the more direct T.Rex at the start of the 1970s.

Despite having found himself some success with Space Oddity, it took David further attempts at something of a breakthrough and to sustain it. While he had paid homage to Marc via Black Country Rock on the Man Who Sold the World or having him play on the original single of the Prettiest Star. It was Bolan's newest endevour, its success and backlash from Bolan's hippie following that would inspire David to write the ballad that opens the second side of the Ziggy album, originally titled Song For Marc (He Was Alright).

Eventually, the tables would turn by 1974 as David would outgrow Glam and explore new creative terrains with greater critical and commercial acclaims. Marc would continue to produce some interesting records, but short of recapturing the same heights of T.Rextasy. Regardless, their friendship would remain until Bolan’s passing in 1977. David would often reflect fondly on Marc and cherished their friendship. As such, he would make use of Marc's sunburst Fender Strat on ★. Particularly, on the track Lazarus. You can hear us (Stardust Memories - The David Bowie Tribute Band) perform these Lady Stardust along with the rest of the Ziggy album for its 50th Anniversary at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa on Friday 8, July. Tickets are on sale via the Shows page on our website!

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9.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #4: Trevor Bolder
Happy Birthday To Trevor Bolder! He would've been 72 today. Hailing from Hull, Bolder came into Bowie's orbit after receiving a call to join his mates guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Wood Woodmansey to replace producer Tony Visconti in David's band and record 1971's Hunky Dory. Forming the nucleus of what was to be the Spiders From Mars.


From 1971 - 1973, Trevor's unique bass style contributed to sound of the aforementioned Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. In addition to his bass works, he would also add trumpet to the track Kooks (Hunky Dory) and Lou Reed's Transformer album (produced by Bowie and Ronson).

Following the final Ziggy show at the Hammersmith Odeon in July 1973, Trevor's final works with Bowie would be the Pinups album, the 1980 Floor Show at the Marquee Club and the initial recording sessions for what what was to be Diamond Dogs in October 1973. Post Bowie, he would work with Ronson and Spider pianist Mike Garson on the former's solo debut Slaughter On 10th Ave and its tour. Trevor then joined a reformed Spiders (sans Ronson) with Woody and Garson for their lone eponymous album before becoming a long term member of Uriah Heep, replacing John Wetton, from 1976 - 2013.

Other works of note includes Dana Gillespie's Weren't Born a Man (1973), Wishbone Ash (from 1981-'82, replacing John Wetton again!) and the Cybernauts - reuniting Bolder with Woodmansey and working with Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen.

Trevor would pass away 21, May 2013 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Bowie would reflect on his fallen colleague: "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremenous guy, a great man."

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8.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #3: A Tailor's Shop, a Stooge, a Rock Messiah and a Space Cowboy.

 The Ziggy Stardust persona is a composite of several inspirations Bowie noted along the way in creating his other worldly character. The name Ziggy came from a tailor's shop called Ziggy's that he passed on a train. It was also a play on Stooges front person James Osterberg's stage name Iggy Pop. In a 1990 interview David explains: "It had that Iggy connotation but it was a tailor's shop, and I thought, Well, this whole thing is gonna be about clothes, so it was my own little joke calling him Ziggy!"

The Stardust portion of the name was lifted from American Norman Carl Odom, who performs under the name of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy. He and Bowie were both on the Mercury label when the latter was given copies of the former's singles. "He was a kind of Wild Man Fisher character; he was on guitar and he had a one-legged trumpet player. I just liked the Stardust bit because it was so silly. When I read on his site that he thought that because I'd borrowed his name that, at least I should sing one of his songs I got guilty and wanted to make amends immediately. So I covered one of his best songs, 'I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship' although he sings Spacecraft on Heathen (2002)"

The actual character of Ziggy Stardust was inspired by one Vince Taylor whom Bowie described over the years as "a rock n roll star from the Sixties who was slowly going crazy. Just the weirdest kind of creature....In his own mind he did become the Messiah...There was something very tempting about him going completely off the edge. Especially at my age, then, it seemed very appealing: Oh, I'd love to end up like that, totally nuts. Ha ha! And so he re-emerged in this Ziggy Stardust character."

Hear us (Stardust Memories - The David Bowie Tribute Band) perform the album inspired by these legends for its 50th Anniversary at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa on Friday 8, July. Tickets are on sale via the Shows page of our website!

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7.June.2022 -  ziggy At 50 #2: Rick Wakeman

While not officially credited on the Ziggy Stardust album, keyboardist and then sessionist Rick Wakeman makes an appearance playing harpsichord on the track It Ain’t Easy. A Ron Davies cover that was recorded during the sessions for Hunky Dory in July 1971. It would first make an appearance on the Gem production promo/demo disc that would land Bowie a contract with RCA record upon completion of Hunky Dory. Wakeman’s session works with Bowie goes back to the 1969 Space Oddity single and album, where he would perform Mellotron and harpsichord.

Rick would join the fold of David’s new band consisting of Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder to work on 1971’s Hunky Dory. Providing the album’s memorable piano works to the likes of Song For Bob Dylan, Quicksand, Fill Your Heart and more famously Changes and Life On Mars.

Just prior to the sessions for Ziggy, David had invited Wakeman to stay on as keyboardist for what was to become the Spiders From Mars. Unfortunately, the invitation was declined as Rick had decided to join Prog Rock band Yes as replacement to Tony Kaye (who also plays a part in David’s story later on) as they worked to complete their classic fourth album Fragile. Rick would work with David at least one more time in 1985 on the sessions for the 1986 lead single and title track to the film Absolute Beginners.

You can hear us (Stardust Memories - The David Bowie Tribute Band) perform It Ain’t Easy along with the rest of the Ziggy album for its 50th Anniversary at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa on Friday 8, July. Tickets are on sale via the Shows page of our website!

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6.June.2022 - Ziggy At 50 #1: Lady Ziggy Stardust and Arnold Corns

Today we present the first of our ‘10 Days of Ziggy’ posts. We’ll be sharing daily facts about the iconic album leading up to the 50th anniversary date of its UK release, 16 June.

1) Four of the album’s tracks were already been written and demoed well before the sessions for Hunky Dory and while David was still promoting the Man Who Sold the World in early 1971. The title track and Lady Stardust were written within days of each other and would be laid down to tape at Radio Luxembourg’s studios between February and March of that year.

Those same demo sessions would also produce early versions of Moonage Daydream and Hang On to Yourself. They would be released as a single in May 1971 under the banner of Arnold Corns.

All of these recordings would receive wider airings as part of 1990’s EMI/Rykodisc Sound + Vision remastered versions of the Man Who Sold the World and Ziggy Stardust.

You can hear us (Stardust Memories - The David Bowie Tribute Band) perform these legendary tracks along with the rest of the Ziggy album for its 50th Anniversary at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa on Friday 8, July. Tickets are on sale via the Shows page of our website.

#davidbowie #bowie #bowie75 #bowieforever #ziggystardust #spidersfrommars #ladystardust #hangontoyourself #moonagedaydream #theriseandfallofziggystardustandthespidersfrommars #mickronson #trevorbolder #woodywoodmansey #kenscott #bowietribute #tributeband #stardustmemoriesbowietribute #tampa #carrollwood #carrollwoodculturalcenter #livemusic
 



2.April.2022 - Set List Poll
Rehearsals are underway for this special show happening on July 8 and are going exceedingly well. One of the more difficult tasks in putting together a Bowie tribute show is the set list. What does everyone want to hear? What’s going to work, what’s not going to work?

So, in the poll linked below, select a song (aside from the songs on the Ziggy album since we’re playing the whole of that) from the list that you would like to hear us perform. The songs with the most votes will be performed during our show at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Friday, July 8th.

You may add your own selection for consideration.

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1.March.2022 - Ziggy 50th Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets for Stardust Memories Performs The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust/Best of Bowie at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on Friday, July 8 are now live and on sale! You may purchase them by clicking on this link here: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35845/production/1104221

Many thx to Derek Baxter from CCC for letting us put this shindig on.
 


























11.January.2022 - Stardust Memories Returns This Summer w/Ziggy Stardust 50th Anniversary Show!
This year celebrates several milestones for David Bowie. Most important, January marked what would’ve been his 75th birthday. Next to that is the 50th anniversary of his iconic breakthrough album and persona - Ziggy Stardust.

We were approached with putting on a show this summer at the wonderful Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa and what better way to observe this milestone than with a performance of the entire Ziggy album plus a good smattering of Bowie hits, classics and deep cuts as we had previously done in 2017. In other words - After a 2 and a half year break, Stardust Memories is coming back to the stage to, once again, celebrate all things Bowie!

This show will be happening Friday, July 8. Info regarding ticket sales will be shared as soon as we receive the word.

For our Bowie friends in other parts of FL and perhaps elsewhere, needn’t worry! We’ll be making plans to bring this show to your corner of the world at some point this year.

We are really looking forward to putting on this one.



 

 

 

 

 

 

10.January.2022 - David Goes Home 6 Years Ago Today.
“As you get older the questions come down to two or three. How long have I got and what am I gonna do with the time I've got left?”

Two days after his 69th birthday and the release of ★, David Bowie left this planet to return home on this day 6 years ago. Wherever you are, play his music at Maximum Volume.

Bowie
Photos by Jimmy King, 2015

 

 











8.January.2022 - Happy 75th David Bowie!

Happy Bowie Day. For the man who continues to inspire us and touch our lives every day. Cheers to you David Robert Jones. Better known to the world as David Bowie. Hadn’t he left this planet, he would’ve been a spritely 75 years young today. We love you and miss you. Bowie ∞

















14.August.2019

Sometimes you just have to take a break... 

Many thanks to everyone who‘s supported this endeavour that’s been Stardust Memories over the last three years. From those that booked and hosted us to those that turned up to the gigs to share their love of Bowie with us. We’re forever grateful to you all.

Special thanks to the all of the musicians who’s contributed to this project throughout. Without any of you and your works, this band wouldn’t have been the tight ship that it’s been...

We’ll be back to ride again in one form or another....

 











2.July.2019 - Thx Hard Rock, S. FL Next!

Many thx to those who turned up and spent the evening hanging out with us at the Hard Rock. Thanks to Tom White at Skipper’s Talent Agency for booking the show. Special thx to the crew at Hard Rock for letting us put on this show for their fine patrons! Until next time Tampa. 

 

Next up on the itinerary - South Florida! Come join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Space Oddity on Thursday, July 11 at the Venu in Boyton Beach. Tickets are on sale starting at $10. You can purchase them here: Bowie Boynton 

 

 

26.June.2019 - A Night Of Bowie at Hard Rock Tampa This Weekend!

This week, We make our return to the Tampa stage for A Night of Bowie at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Tampa on Saturday, June 29 at 9PM! We’ll be covering the spectrum on this one - from Space Oddity to ★.

Admission is free! Bowie costumes are encouraged!

 

06.June.2019 - Stardust Memories Show To Coincide w/ Updated Bowie/Memphis Exhibit

Did you know that our show at the Modernism Museum in Mt Dora on Saturday, July 13 will coincide with an updated showing of the much acclaimed Space Oddities: Bowie|Sottsass|Memphis exhibition?! More Bowie - More Post Modern Memphis Design. 

The exhibit will feature a re-creation of the remarkable 2016 Sotheby's auction of David Bowie's personal Memphis collection. The exhibit includes classic Memphis designs owned by the legendary pop icon, artist, and author. His own 100+ piece Memphis collection was assembled over decades of careful consideration.

The updated exhibit will open in early July. Tickets for our July 13 show are on sale, you may purchase them by clicking on the link here: Stardust Memories @ Mt Dora

 

06.April.2019 - Tickets for Boynton Beach and Mt. Dora Shows On Sale Now!

South Florida - Tickets are now on sale for our The Venu in Boynton Beach on Thursday, July 11! This will be a very special night as we’ll be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Bowie’s breakthrough single Space Oddity. Released on July 11, 1969. You will not want to miss this show as we’ll be covering many grounds from Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters to ★. Save the date. You can purchase tickets by clicking on following link: Stardust Memories @ Boyton Beach

Central Florida - Tickets are also now on sale for our Space Oddity 50th Anniversary/Acoustic Storyteller at the Modernism Museum in beautiful Mt. Dora on Saturday, July 13!. We return to the museum for a third time with an intimate, acoustic evening of David Bowie music and stories. Join us as we celebrate the amazing artist and the talent that created Space Oddity - an iconic, timeless song written and recorded by Bowie - and first released as a 7-inch single on 11 July 1969. 

 Both previous shows sold out and it looks like this third outing will do the same. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon.

To purchase your tickets, click on the following link: Stardust Memories @ Modernism Museum


 04.March.2019 - Bowie in Tampa Factoid

Did you know that Bowie performed at Curtis Hixon Hall on July 2, 1974? This was one of two Florida dates on the first leg of the Diamond Dogs tour. It is this first leg that was later documented at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and released as David Live. 

This good audience recording shows that this set from Tampa was not without incidents.... 

The stage set was built to resemble a city (called "Hunger City"), weighed 6 tons and was incorporated over 20,000 moving parts including a variety of props (such as streetlamps, chairs and catwalks). This was reported to have cost $275,000 per set, or about $1,400,000 today.. 

Unfortunately, the truck driver driving components of the stage props ended up in a highway ditch after being stung by a bee whilst traveling from Atlanta to Tampa. Thus, the Curtis Hixon show was performed without the stage set. 

Nonetheless, David and his band put on a stellar set. 

You’ll be able to hear a few of those songs from this show when we hit the stage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa on Saturday, June 29. 4 days to the 45th anniversary of this legendary performance!

Click on the link below to listen to Bowie at Curtis Hixon Hall in 1974

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp0kyXsjA7E

 


28.Feb.2018 - Stardust Memories Brings Unplugged/Storyteller Show to Mount Dora in July

 “Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare...” 

Saturday, July 13th. we will be making our third appearance at the Modernism Museum in beautiful Mount Dora! Like the Boynton Beach show on July 11, this show will be in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Space Oddity single. 

Another call for celebration is the museum’s update of their continuing exhibition Space Oddities: Bowie | Sottsass | Memphis - Including objects from the estate of David Bowie! 

For this particular outing, we’ve decided to take a different route, change it up a bit and present the show in a Unplugged/Storytellers format. 

This gives us a chance to deliver classic Bowie hits, classics and deep cuts in a stripped down manner, captured in the raw elements. And it’ll also presents the stories behind some of David’s most beloved tunes to both hard core and casual fans. 

Our previous museum outings were performed to sold out crowds. So you do not want to miss this one. 

We look forward to seeing our friends in Mt. Dora once again! 

Ticket Sale - TBA

 

 

25.Feb.2018 - Stardust Memories Returns To South FL/50 Years of Space Oddity

South Florida - You’ve asked for it. You’ve demanded it. You got it. We make a return to your part of the world when we hit the stage at The Venu in Boynton Beach on Thursday, July 11.

 

This will be a very special night as we’ll be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Bowie’s breakthrough single Space Oddity. Released on July 11, 1969. 

South FL Bowie friends, you will not want to miss this show as we’ll be covering many grounds from Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters to ★. Save the date. Ticket info and Showtime to come soon.

 

04.Feb.2019 - New Website

Hello Bowie fans! Welcome to our new home on the interwebs. We've decided to switch things up and give this site an overhaul. Like our previous website and current social media pages, you'll be kept up to date with all of our on goings and Bowie related news. Feel free to check it out and leave a message if you like. Some parts of this website is still under construction. Please don't mind the mess.  

Cheers!

03.Feb.2019 - New videos - Let's Dance and China Girl (Jannus Live 2018)

"While colour lights up your face..."
And we're back with a couple of new videos - two brief but spirited renditions of Let's Dance and China Girl from our appearance at last year's Us Too: WMNF's 35th Anniversary tribute to the Us Festival. You can view them in the "Sound & Vision" section of this website or our Facebook page.

Thanks to the various audience members whose captures made up the nucleus of these videos. *Note - The audio is from a raw unmixed source

02.Feb.2019 - New show added - Hard Rock Tampa June 2019

Just confirmed! It is with great pleasure to announce that Stardust Memories will be returning to the Tampa stage with a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on Saturday, June 29. 

More info will be forthcoming as receive them. 

Save the date!

 

10.Jan.2019 - 3 Years On - David Bowie: 8 January, 1947 - 10 January, 2016 

"They don't die. They just go to sleep one day." 

It's been three year since David's gone home. We miss him more than ever. Safe journey Mr. Jones. 

#davidbowie #bowie #blackstar #imablackstar #bowieday #ripdavidbowie #january10 #★

08.Jan.2017 - Happy Birthday David! 

Happy Birthday to the man who continues to touch our lives and inspire us every day. Cheers to you David Robert Jones. Better known to the world as David Bowie. We miss you. Love on ya!

 17.Jul.2018 - New vid: Cracked Actor (Live at Mount Dora) 

Cracked Actor (Live at Mount Dora): 

One of our newest additions to the ever growing Bowie repertoire! Originally from 1973\'s Aladdin Sane. This particular version is that of the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour arrangement as featured on its companion album David Live. 

Of note: \"Cracked Actor\" became a centrepiece of Bowie\'s 1974 North American tour when he would perform the song wearing a cloak, sunglasses and holding a skull (à la Hamlet), which he would then proceed to kiss. The track also gave its name to Alan Yentob\'s documentary of the tour and a 2017 posthumous live album release of Bowie\'s performance at the Universal Amphitheatre on the Soul/Philly Dogs portion of the tour in Sept. 1974. Much of Yentob\'s film originates from this particular show. 

While we had every intentions of recreating Bowie\'s cloak and skull poses, the latter object was rendered useless when it was found smashed in whilst in transit. So we opted to use the Aladdin Sane mask in hopes of conjuring something to the same affects... 

Enjoy the vid! 

15.Jul.2018 - Thank you Mount Dora! 

Mt. Dora, you’re wonderful! We hope to see you again soon. Love on ya!

14.Jul.2018 - Stardust Memories In Mount Dora Tonight! 

Today is the day! We head on up to Mt Dora for our return performance at the Modernism Museum, in celebration of the exhibit SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE | SOTTSASS | MEMPHIS. 

Admission includes sparkling wine reception and viewing of the exhibit. The reception begins at 6:30 PM with the show at 7:00 PM. 

There are some tickets left but not many. Call (352) 385-0034 or click on the link below for more info. 

We’ll see you at the museum!

 

03.Jul.2018 - 45 Years Ago: Ziggy's Last Stand at The Hammersmith Odeon 

“...Not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do...." 

45 years ago today, David and the original Spiders From Mars lineup (Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey) performed their final show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. In addition, guitar legend Jeff Beck made a guest appearance at the show. Playing on the Jean Genie and Round and Round. 

The show was captured on tape by RCA Records and filmed by famed documentarian DA Pennebaker. The concert film had its first show on American television network ABC’s series In Concert in 1974. 

The film and its accompanying soundtrack was later edited and released by 20th Century Fox and RCA under the title of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture. 

It was later reissued for DVD and CD for a 30th anniversary edition with a new mix by Tony Visconti in 2003.

29.May.2018 - SDM Returns To Mount Dora in July! 

Good day Bowie friends! We are excited to announce our return trip to the beautiful town of Mount Dora on Saturday, July 14th. When we make our second performance at the Modernism Museum in celebration of their continuing exhibition Space Oddities: Bowie | Sottsass | Memphis - Including objects from the estate of David Bowie. We are very honoured be a part of this event. 

Our last show at the museum was performed to a sold out crowd. So grab your tickets now! Ticket purchase includes a viewing of the exhibit and a pre show champagne reception. 

From the MMMD press release: "We are excited to have Stardust Memories returning to our museum to perform on Saturday, July 14th. Experience an immersion of all things Bowie. Come enjoy the music of one of the 20th Century's most exciting icons while viewing our new exhibit SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE | SOTTSASS | MEMPHIS. Connect to your higher rock persona, sing, dance and “party on" as we celebrate decades of genius." 

To purchase tickets  you may call (352) 385-0034 for more information. 

 

27.May.2018 - Thanks to those who attended the Us Too Fest 

We made our return to the stage last night at St. Pete’s Jannus Live for WMNF’s Us Too Fest - A Tribute to the Us Fest. Manx thx to SSL Talent & Production, LLC. and WMNF for having us part of the event. 

We played a brief set comprising of Let’s Dance, China Girl, Station to Station and “Heroes". Of course the two 80s hits and the Berlin anthem were well received as expected. Much to our surprise, though, Station to Station was the highlight of our short set. 

20.Apr.2018 - Stardust Memories to perform WMNF's Us Too Fest at Jannus Live! 

Since some of us have been busy with various bands and other projects as of late, it’s been quiet for some time with Stardust Memories.

That’s about to change. On Saturday, 26 May. We’ll be making our return when we hit the stage at Jannus Live as part of Us Too: WMNF 88.5’s multi band tribute to the US Festival. 

We’ll be performing a small number of songs from Bowie’s set at the iconic festival. Our scheduled set time is to be at 9:00 PM. 

You can purchase tickets via WMNF’s website.

We look forward to playing a set of Bowie once again

08.Dec.2017 - New Show Added: Capricorn Floor Show '17 

Once again, we’ve come upon our final show of the year. And like last year, this won’t be just a regular show... Thursday, December 28th at 9:30 PM at The Village Pub - It’s the Capricorn Floor Show ‘17. We will be celebrating the birthday of many Capricorns, including the man who inspired this band. David Bowie (born January 8th). Since last year’s soirée was a raging success, we’ve decided to it again! So come join us as we celebrate all things Bowie, all things Capricorn and another year ahead for Stardust Memories. Admission is Free. 21+up only. Showtime is 9:30 PM. 6217 Grand Blvd. New Port Richey, FL. 

17.Oct.2017 - New Gig Date: Bowie | Sattass | Memphis Exhibition featuring a performance by Stardust Memories 

Next up on the horizon, something very special. 

Friday, 18th November. We'll be heading up to Mount Dora for a show at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora in celebration of their upcoming exhibition Space Oddities: Bowie | Sottsass | Memphis - Including objects from the estate of David Bowie. Opening Oct. 27th. We are very honoured be a part of this event. 

From the MMMD press release: "We are proud to exhibit David Bowie’s private Memphis Design collection at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora. In order to truly welcome this flashback exhibit, Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute will perform November 18th. Experience an immersion of all things Bowie. Come enjoy the music of one of the 20th Century's most exciting icons while viewing our new exhibit SPACE ODDITIES: BOWIE | SOTTSASS | MEMPHIS. Connect to your higher rock persona, sing, dance and “party on" as we celebrate decades of genius." 

Tickets are on sale now! 

16.Oct.2017 - Thank you Skipper's! 

Many thanks to everyone who attended our show at Skipper's Smokehouse this past Saturday. We had a real gas playing for all of ya there. It was awesome to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones. Also, thanks to Donna Lu and Talk To Mark for warming up the stage for us. Both bands were great and a pleasure to work with. Check them out when you can. 

Special thanks to Tom, Bonnie, Cindy and all at Skipper's for letting us put on this show once again. Thank you all and we shall see you again at the Skipperdome soon... 

12.Oct.2017 - Stardust Memories On WMNF It's The Music - Thursday Edition 

“I am a DJ. I am what I play..." 

It’s just a couple more days before our show at Skipper's Smokehouse. And to finish our final rounds of promotion, our own Mark Alan will be on the Thursday edition of WMNF 88.5’s "It's The Music!", hosted by our friend Stuart Mellish. 

This will be during the station’s pledge drive. For our contribution, we’ll be offering tickets to this Saturday’s show along with a custom print of its promotional poster for listener’s pledge donations. 

It’s The Music Thursday Edition airs from 2PM - 4PM. Our segment will be somewhere during the 3:00 PM portion of the show. 

So Tampa Bowie friends... If you’re a listener of WMNF, do us and yourself a favour by tuning in. Help contribute to this wonderful institution that’s been an integral part of the cultural landscape in the Bay area for many years. 

 21.Aug.2017  - Show Update: Stardust Memories Returns to the Skipperdome Oct. 14 

"We can steal time. Just for one day.." 

We are, once again, pleased to announce Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute Band's return appearance at Tampa's legendary Skipper's Smokehouse on Saturday, Oct. 14th. *Tickets on sale soon* 

Following up on their well received Skipper's debut celebrating the 45th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust. The band will be presenting a potpourri that will cover the best of Bowie's career. You'll be sure to hear tunes from classic albums such as "HEROES" (celebrating its 40th Anniversary that night), Station to Station, and Diamond Dogs in addition to a nice smattering of Bowie hits. 

Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show. The show will kicks off with opening sets by local favourites Donna Lu at 8:00 PM and Talk To Mark at 9:00 PM. We're very happy to have these two fantastic bands sharing the stage with us. Stardust Memories will hit the stage at 10:00 PM. 

910 Skipper Rd. Tampa, FL

03.Jul.2017 - Skipper's/Ziggy 45 - Thank you! 

This past Friday's Ziggy 45th Anniversary show at Skipper's Smokehouse. As always, I was quite surprised by both the number of people that showed up and their response. In this case, my surprise runs due to the fact that we had the weather playing against us and the thought of doing a 2 hour + show featuring an entire album smacked right in the middle of it might seem a little too epic. In the end, we won over Mother Nature and played to a healthy and very appreciative crowd. 

What really blew me away was the distance that people traveled to see this gig. There was one person that came up from Sarasota... A number of people of New Port Richey came out and shown their 'Soul Love'. People who had seen us at Mizner Park Amphitheater last year "Took A Trip On a Gemni Spacecraft" from the East coast to see us again. Another one drove down from all the way in Ocala just to hear us play the Ziggy album! What a mind blast! It really speaks to me in terms of how much of David's music and life continues to impact us and how much he meant to us all. And to me, since my band and I are playing his music, it's very humbling... 

I know I'm not a vocalist of Bowie's calibre or a natural performer such as he was. It's still something I'm getting used as I've always had an instrument in front of me. All I've wanted to do is perform his music. And I'm very grateful and thank my lucky star that I get to that with a great band of musicians... 

To everyone that braved the weather, came out and spent their evening with us - Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. You guys really made this evening special. We hope to see you again soon. To those that didn't come out due to the storms, you missed a great evening of music. Hopefully, it'll be sooner than later when the opportunity comes up for another one in the Tampa area. 

Tom White and Bonnie - Thank you so much for having us at the Skipperdome. It was certainly an honour and a pleasure in playing such a legendary venue. 

Jimmy, our Front of House guy - Thank you for the wonderful work you did with us. 

Gloria Fontan - Thank you tendfold for your brilliant costuming and alteration. I absolutely love the work you put into the outfits and giving them the spirits that they require. 

Bruno amps for supplying Eric\'s guitar amp for the evening. 

My mates in the U.S. Stones - Thanks for giving the evening a good proper kick off. It really meant a lot for having you guys do this show. 

All of our family, friends and loved ones for their support. 

Finally, the band. Great job once again! Let's keep this going and see where we end up! 

Cheers, 

M. 

03.Jul.2017 - Set List: 45 Years - Stardust Memories Performs Ziggy Stardust - Skipper’s Smokehouse 30/6/2017 

Set List: 45 Years - Stardust Memories Performs Ziggy Stardust - Skipper’s Smokehouse 30/6/2017 

Taped Intro: March From A Clockwork Orange 

Space Oddity 
Changes 
Life On Mars 
Queen Bitch 

The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust (song 5 - 15) 
Five Years 
Soul Love 
Moonage Daydream 
Starman 
It Ain’t Easy 
Lady Stardust 
Star 
Hang Onto Yourself 
Ziggy Stardust 
Suffragette City 
Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide 
The Jean Genie/Love Me Do 
The Man Who Sold The World 
Station To Station 
Golden Years 
Young Americans 
Fame 
Stay + 
Under Pressure 
Let’s Dance 
Blue Jean + 
China Girl 
Ashes to Ashes + 
Lazarus + 
Diamond Dogs +* 
Rebel Rebel 
“Heroes" 

+ indicates song was not performed due to weather and time constraints. +* indicates song was not performed during the show due to weather and time constraints but was performed during soundcheck 

Launch Related Site 

04.Apr.2017 - Shows Update: Ziggy 45th Show Rescheduled and Ticket Sales Now Live! 

Due to a conflict in both Stardust Memories and U.S. Stones' schedule. The Friday, June 9th Ziggy Stardust 45th Anniversary has been moved to Friday June 30th. Tickets are now on sale via Skippers' Smokehouse's website. You can make your purchase by clicking on the link below! 


13.Feb.2017 - Notes from the Road: Atlanta 

 

A note: Atlanta was absolutely a ball. Stardust Memories took to the stage at Smith's Olde Bar and gave it all to 2 sold out crowds along with our friends and headliner Rumours! 

While Friday night gig was touch and go it was still well received. By Saturday Night's show and the first note of Station to Station, we were firing on all cylinders, relaxed and confident. The crowd was really into it. By the end of it, I left from the set feeling very accomplished with what we had set out to do. 

The bottom line - ATL loved the band and we love ATL. I'm sure we will be back there sooner than later. 

Many thx to Rumours for having us on these gigs. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I can proudly say how wonderful it is to have great musical brothers and sisters. Thanks for your support. 

Noah Kess and Mark - Great job on the front of house and Mark mix. Very accommodating and on top of things. Look forward to working with you in the future. 

The crew at Smith's for being very so hospitable to the band. Awesome venue. Great people. Great vibes. 

David and Jann for sharing your special moment with us on stage. 

Rebecca Little for your all your help. 

Jez de Wolff and Andrea Musgrave from Tvc15 ATL for their support. 

Finally and most importantly - The band. Eric, Brianna, John, Ron, Mark and Ric! We really pulled together and worked as a team on this outing. Not only has this trip made us a better band but a lot closer too. Thanks guys. 

To absent friend- Scott, you were greatly missed at these shows but we know you were there in spirit. We look forward to having you back in the fold soon. 

To everyone that turned up to the gig - Thank you for all your support and making us feel welcomed! We look forward to seeing you again soon ATL! 

07.Feb.2017 - Atlanta Show This Week! 

This week: it's the freakiest show. 

The band will be trekking up to Atlanta for two nights at Smith's Olde Bar​ with our friends Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute​ Fri. Feb 10 and Sat. Feb 11. Friday night's show will be strictly Ziggy and Saturday night's show will be Thin White Duke plus the Best of Bowie. Joining us for both nights will be Emily Marie Palmer & Jeffrey Butzer's Beautiful Loser: The Songs of Leonard Cohen​. This will be a show you will not want to miss.

06.Feb.2017 - New Show Added: Ziggy Stardust 45th Anniversary Show for June 2017 

"We've got 45 years! What a surprise!" 

It is with pleasure that Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute announces a very special show that we're sure you'll all be excited to know. On Friday, 9 June at Tampa's legendary Skipper's Smokehouse. The band will be presenting 45 Years: Stardust Memories Performs The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars! 

June 16, 1972 saw the UK release of Bowie's iconic album that blasted him into stardom and changed the pop culture landscape for many years to come. In honour of the 45th anniversary of its release, Stardust Memories will be playing the entire album front to back. Complete with costumes and make up. In addition to the performance of Ziggy, the band will also be playing selections from Bowie's vast catalogues of hits, classics and deep cuts. Covering albums such as Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Station to Station, Scary Monsters, ★ and many other. 

Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show. Show kicks off with an opening act TBA at 8:00 PM. Stardust Memories will hit the stage at 9:30 PM. Friday, 9 June at Skippers Smokehouse. We hope to see you there in celebration of Ziggy! 

18.Jan.2017 - Atlanta Show Update 

We're hitting the road to Hot 'lanta. Where we'll be opening up for the brilliant Fleetwood Mac Tribute 'Rumours' for two nights at Smith's Olde Bar! 

And since this is our first trip to Atlanta, we've decided to shake things up a bit and do something special. We'll be performing 2 different sets - 1 for each night. 

For Feb 10 show, it will be Strictly Ziggy. This set will focus on the Ziggy Stardust persona and songs from the albums of that time period - Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. 

The Sat. Feb 11 show will focus on the Thin White Duke persona and the best of Bowie. The band will be playing a nice potpourri of songs. Covering such albums as Young Americans, Station to Station, "Heroes", Scary Monsters, Blackstar, Let's Dance and more. 

We are really excited as the prospect of performing this special set for the fine people of Atlanta. Especially since the man himself played this stage nearly 20 years before. 

Get your tickets soon as this show is selling out fast! 

10.Jan.2017 - 1 Year On,  David Bowie: 8 January, 1947 - 10 January, 2016 

"They don''t die. They just go to sleep one day." 

It\'s been one year since David\'s gone home. We miss him more than ever. Safe journey Mr. Jones. 

#davidbowie #bowie #blackstar #imablackstar #bowieday #ripdavidbowie #january10 #★ 


08.Jan.2017 - Happy Birthday David! 

 

Happy 70th to you, Mr. Jones. We miss you. Love on ya! 

01.Jan.2017 - Happy New Year from Stardust Memories! 

From the band to our fans - Happy 2017! Let's make it a great one. We look forward to bringing David's music to all of you Pretty Things. And though it's nearly been a year since David had returned home, his spirit is still with us and in our hearts. Cheers to all of you. 

Love on ya, 

Mark, Eric, Bri, John, Ron, Mark H., Scott and Ric

27.Dec.2016 - Rise of the Capricorn Soiree this week, New show added! 

Happy Holiday everyone! We hope it's been a delightful one and that you're all getting ready to ring in 2017 with bells and whistle. Before that, though, we have a couple of things to announce: 

Thursday Night, 29 December is the grand event! Our 'Rise of the Capricorn Soiree '16' party at the Village Pub in New Port Richey, FL. This will be a very special and intimate night as we celebrate Stardust Memories founder and frontman Mark Alan's birthday and (a week early) David Bowie's 70th and we hope you can join us. If you've not RSVP on special event page that you're going.... Do so now! Click on the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1240084566030189/ 

Come celebrate all things Bowie, Capricorn and a couple of special birthdays. Thursday - 29 December at The Village Pub 9:30 PM... 

Secondly and finally - Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute will be heading out on its first road trek when the band goes to Atlanta, GA for a two nights stay at Smith's Olde Bar 10/11, February 2017. We'll be opening up for the fantastic Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute. We'd like to give Rumours a huge thanks in giving us this opportunity in sharing their stage with us. 

Tickets goes on sale this Friday. You can purchase by clicking on the link below! 

Stay tuned for more details... 

That is all for now. We hope to see you all Thursday night for the big Soiree! 

Cheers! 

29.Nov.2016 - New show added: Rise of the Capricorn Soiree '16 at Village Pub 

We are very pleased to announce our final show of 2016. And this won't just be any ol' show. Thursday, 29 Dec. at The Village Pub in New Port Richey. It's Rise of the Capricorn Soiree '16. We will be celebrating the birthday of our own Mark Alan and many other Capricorns, including the man who inspired this band. David Bowie. 

This is an event that Mr. Alan has puts on annually with some of the various musical projects he had been involved with through the years. This came about several years ago as means to do something other than the tried, true and played out pub crawl. For Mark, it's doing what he loves to do the most with the people who means the most to him. Only this time around, it will be performing the music that is ever so dear to him. In return, the band will be honouring (a week shy of) what would've been David's 70th birthday. 

So come join us as we celebrate all things Bowie, all things Capricorn and another year ahead for Mr. Alan and Stardust Memories. 

Admission is Free. 21+up only. Showtime is 9:30 PM. 6217 Grand Blvd. New Port Richey, FL. 

  26.Oct.2016 - Thank You Bowie Fans! 

 

The band has finished its limited run of shows for 2016. We will be back in 2017 with more shows to give you your Bowie fix. 

2017 will be a special year for Bowie fans. We will be focusing on the 45th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust and the 40th anniversaries of Low and "Heroes" in addition to the best of Bowie. More importantly, it marks what would've been David's 70th Birthday. The 1 year anniversary of Blackstar and, unfortunately, his untimely passing. Stay tuned to this website for any further news. You never know. We may turn up with a gig or two before the year's end. Nevertheless, we look forward to seeing everyone in 2017. 

Cheers!

29.Aug.2016 - New gig update: Stardust Memories and U.S. Stones To Perform at OLL Fall Fest 2016 

We are pleased to announce our next scheduled show! Friday, 14 October 2016 7:00 PM - Stardust Memories will be performing as part of the OLL Fall Festival 2016 in beautiful Dunedin, Florida! We are not only pleased but honoured to be taken part in such a legendary event that is so essential to the Dunedin community. 

Joining us for the Fall Fest as the headlining act will be our friends The U.S. Stones! Both bands have been in talks with each other about doing a Bowie/Stones show for sometime and it's looking like a dream come true. You will not want to miss this show. Many thanks to our friends in The Black Honkeys for making this happen! 

Make sure you mark your calendar for Friday, 14 October. Stardust Memories kicks the shindig off at 7:00 PM. 

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND LONG 

About the Fall Fest: "For over forty years, the OLL Fall Festival has been an integral part of the Dunedin community. Every October, volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent" and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides" for the little ones. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School." 

09.Aug.2016 - Stardust Memories Has a Website! 

Hello Bowie fans! Welcome to our home on the web. Like our facebook page, you'll be kept up to date with all of our on goings and Bowie related news. Feel free check it out and leave a message if you like. Some parts of this website is still under construction. Please don't mind the mess. 

Cheers!

23.Jul.201 - 6Boca Raton! 

Boca Raton! You're beautiful! See you again soon! 

‪#‎davidbowietribute‬ ‪#‎stardustmemories‬ ‪#‎mizner‬ ‪#‎bocaraton‬ ‪#‎pompanobeach‬ ‪#‎southflorida‬ ‪#‎westpalmbeach‬ ‪#‎palmbeachgarden‬ ‪#‎boytonbeach‬ ‪#‎hallandalebeach‬ ‪#‎hollywoodfl‬ ‪#‎southbeach‬ ‪#‎miami‬ ‪#‎stellarentertainment‬ ‪#‎tributeband‬ ‪#‎ziggystardust‬ ‪#‎stationtostation‬ ‪#‎hunkydory‬ ‪#‎blackstar‬ ‪#‎boca‬ #★ 

23.Jul.2016 - Setlist: Mizner Park Amphitheater - Boca Raton, FL 

1st Set 

Taped Intro: March From A Clockwork Orange [Intro] 

Hang Onto Yourself 
Ziggy Stardust 
Suffragette City 
All The Young Dudes 
Moonage Daydream 
Changes 
Space Oddity 
The Man Who Sold The World (1974 Lulu/Bowie Version)* 
Queen Bitch 
The Jean Genie/Love Me Do 

Intermission/2nd Set 

STATIONTOSTATION 
Golden Years 
Fame 
TVC15 
Stay 
Under Pressure * 
Let’s Dance 
Lazarus 
China Girl 
Modern Love 

Encore: 
“Heroes" 

The Band: 

Mark Alan (as David Bowie) - Lead Vocals, Guitar 
Eric Anderson - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Brianna Bullock - Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals* 
John Clark - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Ron Gravely - Keyboards 
Mark Hall - Bass Guitar 
Scott Murdock - Drums 
Ric Santiago - Saxophone, Backing Vocals 

Live Sounds and Lights: Rebecca’s Dream 
Produced by the City of Boca Raton 

02.Jul.2016 - Setlist: Kiafest - Sims Park Amphitheatre - New Port Richey, FL 

Taped Intro: March From a Clockwork Orange [Abridged] 

Ziggy Stardust 
Suffragette Cuty 
All The Young Dudes 
Moonage Daydream 
Changes 
Space Oddity 
The Jean Genie/Love Me Do 
Station to Station 
Fame 
TVC15 
Under Pressure 
Let’s Dance 
Lazarus 
China Girl 
Rebel Rebel 
“Heroes" 

The Band: 

Mark Alan (as David Bowie) - Lead Vocals, Guitar 
Eric Anderson - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Brianna Bullock - Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on Under Pressure 
John Clark - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Ron Gravely - Keyboards 
Mark Hall - Bass Guitar 
Scott Murdock - Drums 
Ric Santiago - Saxophone, Backing Vocals 

Live Sounds and Lights: All American Audio 
Guitar Tech and Stage Manager: Chris Meyer, Liz Dainese 

Event Produced by Friendly Kia, New Port Richey Main Street, Inc. 

02.Jul.2016 - Kiafest Post Show Thoughts 

What can we say? Wow. We were really blown away and knocked out by both the turn out and the response to the band's set last night at KIAFest Main Street Blast. Everyone was really on point. Excellent sounds by Phil Barnett and his crew. Chris Meyer, Liz Dainese and Eric - our wonderful tech crew for taking care of us. We are at the mercy of these people. Without them, we would be sunk. And finally, the audience. You were fantastic! Thanks to everyone who came out to help celebrate the life, music and legacy of David Bowie. 

Much thanks to Judy Thomas and Steve Schurdell for making this happen for us. 

Next stop is Mizner Park Amphitheater Friday, 22 July. Be ready Boca Raton! 

Cheers, 

M. 

 02.Jun.2016 - Dulcet Post Show Thoughts....

 

"Reflecting on last night's showcase and launch party for Stardust Memories.... 

Wow is all we can really say. To be brutally honest, we had very low expectations of what the turnout and the reception was going to be like and just hoped for the best. Not only was the place packed but the overall vibe was extremely positive. And it showed! We made a note of thanks to everyone last night but I'll make another note of thanks on here.... 

Bill Farrell from Onstage Music and Tim Cronin for their tremendous help with the sound... 
Jim Gravely and Terry William from T Bone Entertainment for providing the fantastic lighting. 
Ms. Gloria and Ms. Carlye Starr (aka Spellbound Stitches) for creating my awesome costumes. 

Ms. Patty Anderson at Salon West FL for the Bowie-fying hair. 

Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge for allowing us to put on this shindig. 

Of course, everyone who turned up. I'm happy to know that there was a lot of love for this project. Thanks for hanging with us and letting us unveil it to all of you. 

Cheers! 

M. 

PS - This showcase was artist produced and with no affiliation from any local booking agency. "Grow your own." " 

01.Jun.2016 - Setlist: Dulcet - Live Shocase/Band Launch Party 

Taped Intro: March From A Clockwork Orange [Abridged] (Wendy Carlos) 

Ziggy Stardust 
Suffragette City 
All The Young Dudes 
Moonage Daydream 
Changes 
Space Oddity 
Rebel Rebel 
Jean Genie 
Fame 
Stay 
Under Pressure* 
Let’s Dance 
Modern Love 
“Heroes" 
Encore: Golden Years 

The Band: 

Mark Alan (as David Bowie) - Lead Vocals, Guitar 
Eric Anderson - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Brianna Bullock - Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals* 
John Clark - Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Ron Gravely - Keyboards 
Mark Hall - Bass Guitar 
Scott Murdock - Drums 
Ric Santiago - Saxophone, Backing Vocals 

Live Sound mixed by Billy Farrell and Tim Cronin 
Lighting: Jim Gravely and Terry William



 



 

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This year celebrates several milestones for David Bowie. Most important, yesterday marked what would’ve been his 75th birthday. Next to that is the 50th anniversary of his iconic breakthrough album and persona - Ziggy Stardust. And what better way to observe this milestone than with a performance of the entire Ziggy album plus a good smattering of Bowie hits, classics and deep cuts as we had previously done in 2017. In other words - After a 2 and a half year break, Stardust Memories is coming back to the stage to, once again, celebrate all things Bowie! We are really looking forward to putting on this one.

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