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NEWS:

A Bowie Celebration

David Bowie's original band members are touring Australia and New Zealand in May.

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Lazarus 2019

David Bowie's final project - the theatre production Lazarus - is coming to Melbourne this year.

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Spying Through a Key Hole

Parlophone will release a rarities set titled Spying Through a Keyhole.

More info here.


Forthcoming Events

MELBOURNE APR 26, 27 & 28

FRANKSTON, FAWKNER AND BELGRAVE

BOWIE UNZIPPED featuring Jeff Duff play shows in some interesting Melbiourne venues.

Friday April 26 is at Frankston Music Fesival's Gala opening night.

Saturday April 27 is at The Fawkner Music Club.

Sunday April 28 is Sooki Lounge in Belgrave.

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MELBOURNE Saturday, MAY 4

Celebrating the one and only Starman, Mr David Bowie.

FEATURING: Kylie Auldist MANTRA, Chrissie Aubry (BATZ), Sean M Whelan, Emilie Zoey Baker, Ben Mastwyk, Jules Sheldon, Jac Beth, The David Bowie Dancers, The Spiders From Westgarth and Moogy Morgan. PLUS some extra special surprises still to be announced!

TICKETS $15 ONLINE AND $20 ON THE DOOR.

FLYER

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AUCKLAND Saturday, MAY 4

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT ASB THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002).

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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SYDNEY MAY 4 - 19

SUKITA IS BACK!

The 2019 Head On Photo Festival will feature 12 international award-winning photographers.

Among these is renowned Japanese artist Masayoshi Sukita – who photographed David Bowie and numerous iconic musicians for more than 40 years.

Sukita's David Bowie features a series of iconic portraits of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and more.

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CHRISTCHURCH Sunday, MAY 5

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002)

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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PERTH Tuesday, MAY 7

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT PERTH CONCERT HALL

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002)

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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BRISBANE Wednesday MAY 8

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT THE CONCERT HALL, QPAC

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002)

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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SYDNEY Friday, MAY 10

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT THE STATE THEATRE

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002)

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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MELBOURNE Saturday, MAY 11

JEFF DUFF PRESENTS WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Jeff Duff presents a performance of Lou Reed's masterpiece album 'TRANSFORMER' plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed & Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop Classics.

This first show takes place at The Caravan Club on the Saturday night.

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MELBOURNE Saturday, MAY 11

A BOWIE CELEBRATION AT THE PALAIS THEATRE

CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MIKE GARSON (Pianist. David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member)

GERRY LEONARD (David Bowie's guitarist from 2002-2013)

MARK PLATI (David Bowie's guitarist, bassist and producer from 1997-2002)

CARMINE ROJAS (David Bowie's bassist from 1983-1987)

COREY GLOVER (American singer, guitarist and actor - and the lead vocalist of the rock band Living Colour)

JOE SUMNER (Singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane)

LEE JOHN (English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Lead singer of the soul band Imagination)

AND MORE!!!

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MELBOURNE Sunday, MAY 12

JEFF DUFF PRESENTS WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Jeff Duff presents a performance of Lou Reed's masterpiece album album 'TRANSFORMER' plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed & Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop Classics.

This second show again takes place at The Caravan Club but as a late afternoon show on the Sunday.

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SYDNEY Saturday, JULY 27

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play an all ages show in The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

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MELBOURNE MAY 18 - JUN 8

LAZARUS

David Bowie's last ever project - LAZARUS - will be staged in MELBOURNE next year - the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to get the production.

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Past Events

MELBOURNE Sunday, APR 21

IGGY POP

A punk rock phenomenon and a bewlay brother of David Bowie will be playing Melbourne's Festival Hall on his SEVENTY SECOND BIRTHDAY.

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SAN REMO, VIC Saturday, APR 20

BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS

Boom Crash Opera's Dale Ryder, Taxiride's Jason Singh and Tim Watson and Electric Mary's Rusty have teamed up to deliver a musical extravaganza paying homage to David Bowie.

Western Port Hotel, San Remo

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SYDNEY Wednesday, APR 17

IGGY POP

A punk rock phenomenon and a bewlay brother of David Bowie returns to Australia. He plays Sydney Opera House over two nights.

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SYDNEY Monday, APR 15

IGGY POP

A punk rock phenomenon and a bewlay brother of David Bowie returns to Australia. He plays Sydney Opera House over two nights.

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SYDNEY Saturday, MARCH 30

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play an all ages show in West Rhyde.

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MELBOURNE Friday, MARCH 22

BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS

Boom Crash Opera's Dale Ryder, Taxiride's Jason Singh and Tim Watson and Electric Mary's Rusty have teamed up to deliver a musical extravaganza paying homage to David Bowie.

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda

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MELBOURNE Wednesday, MARCH 20

THE BOWIE PROJECT

Adam Rudegeair and band return to The Paris Cat to deliever their favourites from Bowie's vast catalogue as intense and swinging instrumental jazz!

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CENTRAL VICTORIA Sat, MARCH 16

THIN WHITE UKES

The Thin White Ukes will be delivering an intimate show as well as a uke workshop in a beautiful rural location a couple hoiurs north of Melbourne CBD.

LINK 1:

The Thin White Ukes at Ruffy Store

LINK 2:

Ruffy Glam Slam Uke Workshop


MELBOURNE Sat, MARCH 16

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band will be playing two shows at:

Birds Basement


BRISBANE Sat, MARCH 16

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' - is coming back to Australia.

MAR 16 - BRISBANE - Brisbane Jazz Club


MELBOURNE Fri, MARCH 15

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band will be playing two shows at:

Birds Basement


GOLD COAST Fri, MARCH 15

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' will be playing:

Dust Temple


SYDNEY Thur, MARCH 14

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' will be playing:

The Camelot Lounge


ADELAIDE Tue, MARCH 12

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' will be playing:

Fortuna Spiegletent


MELBOURNE Sun, MARCH 10

LAST CHERRY BAR BOWIE HURRAH!

Cherry Bar is moving from its iconic AC/DC Lane location but bot without one last Bowie night.....

David Bowie Celebration at The Cherry Bar


GOOLWA, SA Sat, MARCH 2

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience plays The Wreckers Live in Goolwa, South Australia.

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PORT FAIRY MARCH 9, 10 & 11

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' will be playing:

Port Fairy Folk Festival


ADELAIDE Fri, MARCH 8

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience are playing:

Dom Polski Centre


MELBOURNE MARCH 7 & MARCH 8

GABY MORENO

The Guatemalan singer who blitzed Sydney Opera House during 'Celebrating David Bowie' will be playing two nights:

The Fyrefly, St Kilda


ADELAIDE Sat, FEB 23

THIN WHITE UKES

The Thin White Ukes will be delivering a concert at The Garden Spiegeltent as well as a uke workshop.

A Bowie Odyssey at The Garden Speigeltent

Adelaide Ukelele Workshop


WOLLONGONG Sat, FEB 23

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF and band play a free show in Thirroul.

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ADELAIDE Sat, FEB 16

ASHES TO ASHES

Ashes to Ashes: The David Bowie Experience plays Fedora's restaurant in the suburb of Hilton, Adelaide, SA.

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15 YEARS AGO FEB 14

The down under leg of David Bowie's REALITY tour opened on this day 15 years ago.

The concert took place at a massive outdoor venue - Westpac Trust Stadium in Wellington.


SYDNEY Fri, FEB 8

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays the Eastern Lounge in North Willoughby

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BENDIGO Sunday, FEB 3

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.

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BENDIGO BOWIE GROUP

Did you know tha Bendigo has its own Bowie Appeciation Group? The facebook group is run by Michelle McGoldrick and Tash Joyce...

Bowie Appreciation Group Bendigo


MELBOURNE Saturday, FEB 2

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays The Flying Saucer Club in Moorabbin.

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ADELAIDE Friday, FEB 1

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays The Gov in Adelaide.

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MELBOURNE JAN 30 - FEB 3

REBEL

DAVID BOWIE's ethos for reinvention, presentation and stagecraft has served as inspiration to create REBEL - a live acrobatic circus that is set to live performances of his music.

Choreographed, directed and produced by Melbourne’s Highwire Entertainment.

VENUE:

Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St., Collingwood

DATES:

Wed JAN 30 at 7 pm
Thur JAN 31 at 7 pm
Fri FEB 1 at 7 pm  
Sat FEB 2 at 7 pm
Sun FEB 3 at 7 pm

COST: $29 - $35 TICKETS

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SOUTH WAIKATO Saturday, JAN 19

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: The Plaza, 50-59 Kensington St, Putaruru, South Waikato

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WELLINGTON Friday, JAN 18

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan St, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region

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MELBOURNE Thursday, JAN 17

THE BOWIE PROJECT

Catch Adam Rudegeair (Lake Minnetonka, PBS fm's Black Wax) and his cohorts as they re-invent their favourites from Bowie's vast catalogue as intense and swinging instrumental jazz!

$25 seated ticket

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AUCKLAND Thursday, JAN 17

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: Howick Club, 107 Botany Rd, Howick, Auckland

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MELBOURNE Saturday, JAN 12

ASHES TO ASHES

A Bowie night is on again at The Sub Club...

The New Order invites you to a celebration of the life and times of the man who fell to earth, David Bowie. 

This very special event will journey through David Bowie’s works, collaborations and influences, as well as the usual spectacular array of goth and alternative music for your listening pleasure.

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A previous playlist is HERE


NELSON Saturday, JAN 12

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: The Playhouse, 171 Westdale Rd, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman

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MELBOURNE Friday, JAN 11

BOWIE NIGHT AT KENT STREET

9PM - 1AM

To celebrate the life of dame David, DJ Jules Sheldon will be spinning nothing but Bowie from 9 PM

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MELBOURNE Friday, JAN 11

BOWIE CELEBRATION AT CHERRY BAR

11 PM - 5 AM

Cherry DJ’s will be spinning nothing but Bowie in the main room, covering all periods (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, his return to pop in the ’80’s, late 90’s alt-rock leanings and self penned requiem that was Blackstar)! We’ll be slingin’ $10 Espresso Martinis and partying ’til 5AM!

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AUCKLAND Friday, JAN 11

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: Jacs Bar, 6 Main Street, Arkles Bay, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Auckland.

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3 YEARS AGO JAN 10, 2016

On this day three years ago, the world lost an artistic visionary and cultural icon - David Bowie.


MELBOURNE Thursday, JAN 10

ZIGGY STARDUST THE MOTION PICTURE

At 7:30 PM, Ziggy Stadust and The Spiders From Mars plays at The Astor Theatre.

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MELBOURNE Thursday, JAN 10

BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS

Boom Crash Opera's Dale Ryder, Taxiride's Jason Singh and Tim Watson and Electric Mary's Rusty have teamed up to deliver a musical extravaganza paying homage to David Bowie. The inaugural BOWIE: GOLDEN YEARS show will be held on Thirsday 10 January, marking the 3rd anniversary of Bowie's passing.

Back by a 5 piece band comprising some of Australia's premier musicians.

The Corner Hotel, Richmond

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SYDNEY Thursday, JAN 10

BOWIE UNZIPPED

JEFF DUFF plays The Camelott Lounge in Marrickville.

This show marks the 3rd Anniversary of David Bowie's passing and his 72nd birthday.

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MELBOURNE Wednesday, JAN 9

BOWIE'S BIRTHDAY BASH

On a request from Bowie Downunder, The Sound and Vision Club will present BOWIE'S BIRTHDAY BASH at the amazing Loop Bar in the CBD.

The venue will be playing Bowie hits, album tracks, obscurities and screening music videos. There will also be a special live performance from The Thin White Ukes!!!

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BALLARAT Wednesday, JAN 9

LET'S DANCE

Tristan James (DJ Salinger) will be giving the Karova Lounge a lesson in the musical talents of the great man.

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MELBOURNE Wednesday, JAN 9

LABYRINTH

Labyrinth starring David Bowie plays at the Lido Rooftop, Melbourne

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72 YEARS AGO JAN 8, 1947

On this day in 1947, David Bowie was born in Brixton, London. His name at birth was David Robert Jones.

In 2013, the date was signalled by a come back single 'Where Are We Now?') and the announcement of a long awaited and unexpected new album (The Next Day). In 2016, the day was signalled again by the release of David Bowie's final album, Blackstar.

Other famous persona born on January 8:

Alfred Wallace (co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection - born 1823)

John Curtin (14th Prime Minister of Australia - born 1885)

Elvis Presley (singer - born 1935)

Stephen Hawking (English Physicist - born 1942)

Paul Hester (drummer, Crowded House - born 1959)

Kim Jong Un (Supreme Leader of North Korea - born 1983)


ADELAIDE Tuesday, Jan 8

ASHES TO ASHES

Bowie's Birthday Celebration at The Gaslight Tavern, Brompton S.A. A stripped back acoustic extravaganza.

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THE COROMANDEL Sunday, Jan 6

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: Mercury Bay Club, Cnr Campbell St & Cook Dr, Whitianga, The Coromandel

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PERTH Saturday, Jan 5

MIND WARP PAVILION 3

West Australian musicians will again take to the big stage to pay homage to the Starman with their own special Bowie interpretations.

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BAY OF PLENTY Saturday, Jan 5

DAVID BRIGHTON

One of the world's most renowned Bowie tributes is coming across from the UK to NZ.

WHERE: Totara St, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty.

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MELBOURNE Saturday, Jan 5

LABYRINTH

Labyrinth starring David Bowie plays at The Rooftop Cinema in the CBD.

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AUCKLAND Friday, Jan 4

LET'S DANCE BOWIE NIGHT

DJs Tina Turntables, Kailee Raven Debirred Matthew Crawley and Pennie Raven Black spin tunes from the Bowierepertoire and other such favourites to get you dancing. Dress in your finest and celebrate.
9pm until late FREE ENTRY!

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LINK TO OLDER EVENTS (2018)
 
Ongoing Events
     
  MUTE  
 

The brand new Duncan Jones MUTE is now showing on Netflix Australia.

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STS MELBOURNE

 
 

Bowie Downunder has a 'STATION TO STATION' railway concept for the future of Melbourne.

Click here to view our plans

 
   
     
  BLACKSTAR 2028  
 

There is a proposal by Bowie Downunder to open a David Bowie themed garden in time for the great Sydney solar eclipse.

More info here.

 
   
     
  HUNTER DOWNUNDER  
 

Bowie Downunder member Tom Caulfield has an IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

Click here to join

 
   
     
Local Artist Releases
     
  2018  
  Adam Rudegeair's second volume of jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes - "It's Always Time" is released!

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   
     
  2017  
     
  Debut live album by Bowie Unzipped (featuring Jeff Duff).

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2016  
  Debut studio album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band, The Thin White Ukes.

Link to Website
 
   
     
  2015  
  The studio album of Adam Rudegeair Quintet's jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes.

Link to Adam's Bandcamp
 
   

Local Bowie Authors
     
  2016  
  A paperback/hardback by Sydney author Roger Griffin.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2016  
  The release of This Will Explain Everything, the autobiography of Jeff Duff. The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life.

More info
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  2016  
  The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian author and comedian Steve Wide. Illustrated by Libby VanderPloe.

Link to Book Depository
 
   
     
  2015  
  A book from New Zealand author and academic, Ian Chapman.

Link to Amazon
 
   
     
  2015  
  A paperback from Australian author and academic Toija Cinque.

Link to Bloomsbury
 
   
     
  2017  
  A novel from Australian author and Bpwie Downunder member Peter Haywood.

Link to Sid Harta Publishers
 
   
     


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