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Nature_Boy
(crash course raver)
01/13/06 11:35 AM
Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig  

Our first gig of the new year will be at the Royal Oak, Purley, Surrey on Saturday 28th January.

Show starts at 9pm. We've all been busy learning 'Diamond Dogs' so we're looking forward to playing this for the first time!

Details, including how to get there can be found at http://www.thinwhiteduke.biz

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The Thin White Duke: David Bowie Tribute Band

icarusboy
(electric tomato)
01/13/06 12:00 PM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

Good news!

I'm so gonna have to get down south and see you guys soon....

iccy



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/14/06 08:18 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

Great news Scott and good luck, will you be singing "Future Legend" as the intro? It would add that mysterious touch just perfectly.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

icarusboy
(electric tomato)
01/16/06 04:56 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: diamondogz74]  

Yeah - Furture Legend works great as a set opener. We did it first for a gig we did on Halloween last year and decided it worked so well we've used it a few times since.

The Bowie Contingent have been pretty quiet over the past couple of months due to losing a guitarist, but we've been auditioning a few folks and things are looking good. BowieFest is finally going to be going ahead in March and our agents got us a good few gigs sorted for this summer around the UK - so keep your eyes and ears peeled!!

BowieFest is something I'm very excited about this year, more live acts than last time and some great toons being covered. Apart from The Bowie Contingent, the line up currently includes:

Taste of Shotgun
Bhuna
Avangaad
Pisco Sour Hour

Plus and EXTRA special surprise guest!!!

More info to follow!

iccy




Nature_Boy
(crash course raver)
01/16/06 07:04 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: icarusboy]  

Don't think we'd be doing Future Legend, not too keen on doing the "This ain't rock n' roll..." announcement.

We learnt Diamong Dogs to replace Rock N' Roll Suicide - its frankly a right bugger to sing, so rather than have the band relearn it all in a different key we decided to replace it with a more up beat number.

I noted the other day that the "This ain't rock n' roll, this is genocide line" is a self-reference to rock n' roll suicde, so it makes our song substitution quite appropriate!

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/16/06 08:01 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: icarusboy]  

In reply to:


so keep your eyes and ears peeled!!


Will do, but let's hope this year! you might visit Norwich eh?


In reply to:

Don't think we'd be doing Future Legend, not too keen on doing the "This ain't rock n' roll..." announcement.


Excatly what is it about "Future Legend" into, you're not keen on?



London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
01/16/06 08:30 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: diamondogz74]  

He just said, he isn't keen on doing the 'this ain't rock and roll' line. Do you now read what you quote???

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/16/06 09:02 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

I'm interested on why he isn't keen?

Like does he consider it to be pompous or dated?


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
01/16/06 09:05 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: diamondogz74]  

That is a fine question, but it wasn't the one you asked originally

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/16/06 09:14 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

But you know it's what I meant


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
01/16/06 09:20 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: diamondogz74]  

Erm no. Sorry my precognitive skills are lacking today.

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/16/06 09:28 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

I reccommend the Crystal Balls in this hotel.




London Bye Ta-Ta...

Nature_Boy
(crash course raver)
01/16/06 11:52 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: diamondogz74]  

Basically, we're still trying to make a name for ourselves on the pub/club circuit. We need to appeal to as many people as possible. Hence our set list is pretty much a greatest hits set list. I don't think anyone excepting the hard core Bowie fans are gonna get 'Future Legend'. They're gonna go, "what's all this bollocks" and decide to have their pint somewhere else. I imagine once we've got a good fan base behind us that we could indeed drop in rarer stuff for the hardcore, but for now its very much about pleasing the public.

Another example is my original costume choice of Bowie's Reality tour look. thing is its not instantly recongnisible by all and sundry as being Bowie.

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
01/16/06 03:20 PM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

In reply to:

I don't think anyone excepting the hard core Bowie fans are gonna get 'Future Legend'. They're gonna go, "what's all this bollocks" and decide to have their pint somewhere else.


Well of course that makes great sense, I was just wondering your reason for omitting the "Future Legend" now you've explained, I understand fully, I guess it must be difficult some nights? especially with non Bowie fans per se, silly me, I didn't think of that, I automatically assumed the audience would be Bowie fans

In reply to:

Another example is my original costume choice of Bowie's Reality tour look. thing is its not instantly recongnisible by all and sundry as being Bowie.


As long as you remember the wig and a date, you'll not go wrong

Good luck Scott.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Nature_Boy
(crash course raver)
02/01/06 07:29 PM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

Well we had a great reception at this gig. We made an arse of Sound And Vision - we were all playing different parts at different times! Fortunately we were forgiven and by the time we got round to 'Life On Mars?' and "Heroes" we were getting roars of applause. Here's some pics from the night.

...oh and a big up to the guy who requested 'Cygnet Committee'! Would have loved to!







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The Thin White Duke: David Bowie Tribute Band

anisette
(stardust savant)
02/01/06 08:24 PM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

do people really actually say "big up"?

don't want to live a life in a world that's all the same ))<>((

icarusboy
(electric tomato)
02/02/06 05:43 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: anisette]  

Yeah.....I do!!!

Big Up Thin White Duke!!

Glad you had a good gig matey!! You free on 30th March for this years BowieFest? - Seriosuly...ifyou can make it up to Sheffield, it'd be great to have you on the bill! - i can sort out accomodation for you to. PM me....

iccy

The Bowie Contingent....

Pakistan Earthquake Fundraiser - 23rd March 2006 @West Street Live, Sheffield

BOWIEFEST 06 - 30th March 2006 @ West Street Live, Sheffield


diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/03/06 09:04 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

Great photos Scott! and I love this attention to detail...



Do you plan on visiting Norfolk in the near future? love to see your band.




London Bye Ta-Ta...

Shoes
(wild eyed peoploid)
02/04/06 05:55 AM
Re: Thin White Duke Tribute - Next Gig new [re: Nature_Boy]  

> ...oh and a big up to the guy who requested 'Cygnet Committee'! Would have loved to!

it's prob not what you meant, but cygnet committee isn't that hard to do : with a band you can get a 'bolero' [ravel] background going and the audience can either rev up to finally ask their intended for a snog or really kick-ass get out an insult they've been trying to for yonx. lol. i've still got the breakdown of it somewhere !




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