SPACE ODDITY - DAVID BRIGHTON's
Tribute to DAVID BOWIE
David Brighton's tribute to rock and roll's most electrifying superstar...
the Legendary David Bowie. David Brighton is credited as being the world's
best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute
acts ever to hit the stage.
"David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to actually step
in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever know. Experiencing
David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie made for a truly remarkable
evening…" says Harry Maslin, the Producer of David Bowie's
YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION Albums.
Brighton's credits include performing side by side with David Bowie
himself in the TV commercials for Vittel Mineral Water and for Reality
- Bowie's new CD. The career spanning ads, in which Brighton portrays
many of Bowie's most legendary personas, have been airing in the United
States, Great Britain and throughout Europe. Brighton also recently
appeared as David Bowie on VH-1 television as well as in international
pop star Shakira's new concert video...
Brighton has been performing live concerts and making radio and television
appearances worldwide as a celebrity look-alike / sound-alike since
1994. He's performed on bills with some of the biggest acts the world
has known - including: Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Three Dog Night,
Little Richard and Barry Manilow. From the Superdome in New Orleans
with bands like Chicago and KC & the Sunshine Band, to 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…
David has performed for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver…
Brooke Shields, Dustin Hoffman, Martina McBride, Sylvester Stallone,
Jay Leno, David Foster, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, Barbara
Streisand, Quincy Jones, Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage... to
name a few...
This unforgettable stage production is complete with flamboyant costume
changes, elaborate staging, perfectly emulated vocal stylings and one
of the best all-star backing bands in the business. All of the many
faces David Bowie are present… from stadium-sized pop phenomenon,
to space-age rock and roll alien Ziggy Stardust… and so is the
excitement and electricity…
"David Brighton's charisma keeps the audience mesmerized and his
vocals are flawless… His likeness to Bowie is eerie… The
crowd actually gasped in amazement as he took the stage... you wondered
if it wasn't really Bowie himself… Everyone was leaving their
seats and kicking up their platform heels to the sounds of chart-topping
hits like Fame, China Girl, Let's Dance and Modern Love… What
(Brighton and band) give is nothing short of the opportunity to go back
in time…" - The LA Review
Access Hollywood's Jerry Peluso sums it up like this… "This
is one show that's not to be missed. Even David Bowie would be touched
by such a note-perfect performance of his material. Amazing…"
Before entering the world of celebrity impersonation, David played
lead guitar with a number of popular recording artists, including the
hit arena rock band, Quiet Riot... in which Brighton replaced the legendary
guitarist, Randy Rhoads. He also played lead guitar with a number of
other recording artists, including: the Bryan Duncan Band (on the Word
/ Epic label) and Monty Python’s Neil Innes and The New Rutles.
David’s versatility as a guitar player can be heard on numerous
artists’ albums, movie soundtracks and commercial jingles. Brighton
has sold many of his own original songs as well.
David also enjoyed the hysteria that went along with portraying George
Harrison worldwide with a number of the world's top Beatle groups, Including:
The Original Cast of Beatlemania, The Fab Four, 1964 (The Tribute),
Beatlemania Live, Twist And Shout, Classical Mystery Tour, The British
Invasion, and When We Were Fab.
Brighton’s live tribute to British pop / rock legend David Bowie
is an uncanny recreation of the music and the magic of one of popular
music’s most influential and innovative performers. Together with
the considerable talents of an amazing backup band, Brighton recreates
the greatest moments of Bowie’s constantly metamorphosing career
- a career that has bridged more than three decades, and helped shape
an entire generation of stars that would follow.
David and his Tribute to David Bowie are featured in the new book -
Made You Look, by Denise Bella Vlasis.
Some artists David has performed with or on bills with include: David
Bowie / Stevie Wonder / Little Richard / Barry Manilow / Kenny Loggins
/ Coolio / Natlie Cole / The Fifth Dimension / David Foster / George
Martin / Chicago / The Grass Roots / Meredith Brooks / Mickey Dolenz
/ KC & the Sunshine Band / The Edgar Winter Group / Three Dog Night
/ Helen Reddy / Dr. John / Stryper / Steven Curtis Chapman / Nightranger
/ Bill Haley’s Comets / Canned Heat / Members of Paul McCartney’s
Wings, Motley Crue, Ratt, Dokken, Poison, Badfinger / ...
David Brighton as David Bowie |
David Brighton as David Bowie
Paul Nelson, Lead Guitar, Vocals
An accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter, Paul Nelson has had
his original songs featured on television and in films, including the
Academy Award winning - The Usual Suspects, Stephen King’s Apt
Pupil, HBO and Showtime, CBS and ABC (NYPD, All My Children, Two Against
Time, House, Dancing at the Harvest Moon). As a guitarist and vocalist
he played for two years with surf legends Jan and Dean, and has performed
with members of Jefferson Starship and The Beach Boys, as well as with
members of many solo artist's bands, including: Glenn Frey, Don Henley,
Beth Hart, Steve Vai, and Billy Idol. Portraying Bowie's charismatic,
guitar riffing foil with Space Oddity, Paul is able to utilize all of
his abilities as a guitarist and vocalist... recreating the peroxide
blonde half of the legendary Bowie / Ronson partnership with stunning
Trent Stroh - Bass, Background Vocals
Bassist, Trent Stroh is a highly respected multi instrumentalist /
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.
Trent also toured with the classic accoustic / pop / rock supergroup
America, Nancy (These Boots Are Made For Walking) Sinatra and pop hit
makers, Air Supply. Trent has made numerous TV appearances on ABC, NBC,
BBC and can be heard on many commercial jingles as well. Trent's meticulous
attention to detail is his halmark. His uncanny ability to reproduce
the unique bass lines in David Bowies music makes him the perfect choice
for Space Oddity.
Jason Harrison Smith - Drums, Background vocals
Finding a drummer with the chops necessary to recapture the various
styles of a body of work as eclectic and as demanding as David Bowie's
was no small task. From Bowie's dance floor soul grooves and techno-pop
mega-hits to his ground shaking rock and roll anthems, Jason Smith knocks
them all out with equal precision. "He can play like anyone...
and make you believe you're hearing the original..." Brighton says
of Space Oddity's illustrious drummer. Smith's list of credits read
like a who's who of the music industry... having worked with artists
such as: Enrique Iglesias and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. Jason also
toured the world with Columbia recording artists: Five for Fighting,
who's Grammy nominated smash hit - Superman topped the charts last year.
soundtracks like the Italian Job.
Tuesday Knight - Keyboards, Vocals
Tuesday Knight left a recording contract with CBS records in 1989
to pursue acting with phenomenal success. She has appeared in more than
a dozen films, starring opposite some of Hollywood's most prominent
stars - including Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Drew Barrymore,
Kevin Bacon and Alicia Silverstone. Beginning with the lead in A Nightmare
on Elm Street IV, and recently co-starring with Billy Bob Thornton in
Daddy And Them, Tuesday has not only welcomed playing a variety of different
roles but has also contributed songs to several of the film's soundtracks.
Tuesday's life was changed forever after being invited by a friend to
see Space Oddity perform at Hollywood's world famous House Of Blues.
After the show, Brighton received word that Tuesday wanted to sing with
him. "We really hit it off..." David said later. "We
all fell in love with her and she's been working with us ever since...".