Bowie is the soundtrack of my life.
I grew up not listening to the music of the day but to the music that took me somewhere else lyrically. I didn’t relate to big budget production and videos.
I played guitar when I was very young but couldn’t get on with it. Then I saw The Song Remains The Same with John Bonham masterfully playing beats that were out of this world. So I started the drums, which I still play to this day.
I’ve Played in many, many bands. Had lessons from John Shearer at Talking Drums School. I probably did over a hundred sessions for all sorts of bands, some named some not. I always wanted to sing though, slowly I picked up the guitar again and started writing.
We’ve put together a band that I feel is capable of recreating the music of David Bowie authentically and with passion.
Piano, Synthesizer and Organ
Sally was inspired to play the piano by her grandmother, a concert pianist, from the age of 7. Her classical piano lessons gave her a musical lineage to Clara Schumann, wife of the composer Robert Schumann.
She became a fan of prog rock and Bowie as a teenager, acknowledging the revolutionary and avant-garde piano/keyboard performances of Rick Wakeman and Mike Garson respectively, as early influences.
Sally has played piano and keyboard as an accompaniment for GCSE music students, plus a variety of other musical productions, ensembles and cover bands. Her favourite Bowie albums are Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane.
Keith Robert Svendsen
Keith started playing nearly 30 years ago and has pretty much done most things since – from clubs to festivals – holiday parks to weddings – and loads more in between with well over 1,000 gigs under his belt. Was part of Reading’s largest late 80’s band Elvis Has Left the Building, then pushed for record deals with Portabello in the 90’s and played Festivals alongside the likes of Babybird and Jamiroquai, he’s also gigged all of London’s major venues including The Meanfiddler, The Garage, The Rock Garden and tons more. Capable of playing most forms of music including blues, funk, rock and Jazz.