FRIDAY 11th Jan, The GRand Social, Doors: 8pm, Adm: €15, BUY TICKETS

Double bill featuring two of our best Bowie tribute acts that cover all eras of the Bowie songbook.

The 6 piece band The London Boys take us back to the 60’s, the Mod era of Take My Tip and Good Morning Girl, when Bowie was David Jones with foppish hair and Saville Row suited and booted. The ‘Boys’ also extensively cover Bowie’s ‘Anthony Newley’ period when his unique insights into childhood collided with a musical hall fascination to produce amazing tunes such as ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’ and ‘The Gospel According To Tony Day’, both early harbingers of the Brit Pop sound that conquered the pop world in the 1990’s. Featuring DBF CEO John Brereton on guitar and the astonishing voice of Brian Brody amongst others, The ‘Boys’ pay homage to this often overlooked but crucial period of the artist that was to emerge as David Bowie in 1969 (the same day as The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper!) and was further realised with his 1969 release of his Space Oddity LP. Year on year, The London Boys have been spoken of as the highlight of many people’s Dublin Bowie Festival.

Heroes From Mars are wham bam thank you mam rock n rollers, covering all the hits from Ziggy to Blackstar with some seriously funky grooves from Bowie’s mid 70s ‘plastic soul’ era nestling perfectly in their extensive set list. DBF’19 will be their third year as one of our stand-out live music acts. They have undertaken entire Bowie albums start to finish amongst them, Ziggy Stardust - the 45th Anniversary Show and Legacy, the hits of Bowie and the Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball. Heroes From Mars are a DBF staple and for good reason. No make-up, no panto, no gimmicks, just beautifully realised renditions of Bowie’s amazing songbook. Not to be missed.

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