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Bowie Tribute Band Celebrates Golden Years Of Music

Story: Alyssa Mackay
Published On : Apr 23, 2024
Bowie Tribute Band Celebrates Golden Years Of Music
Fans of the legendary David Bowie are in for a treat next month as the Ashes to Ashes David Bowie Experience makes its way to Redcliffe. 

The Adelaide tribute band, led by frontman Paul Matthews, will be taking the stage at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 1 June.

Paul described David Bowie as “completely unpredictable” and an extraordinary artist who approached everything he did with absolute conviction.

“Leaving to one side his acting, theatre, visual art, and the impact he has had on popular culture in general, his music is enduring,” Paul said. “From the folky beginnings to classic rock and industrial house grunge and everything in between, David would push the envelope continuously, irrespective of the risk.”

Joining Paul in the Ashes to Ashes band is Marco Giardini on keys, Guy Hunt on guitar, Dan Irizzary on bass, Mark Hudson on saxophone and percussion, and Matt Carter on drums.

Last year, they headlined the Let’s Dance Carinda Festival in NSW, marking 40 years since Bowie visited the township to film the Let’s Dance video.

Paul said the event was a success, with record numbers in attendance.

“The local community and Bowie fans from across the country really throw their support behind the event, making the whole experience very worthwhile,” he said.

For their upcoming two-hour show in Redcliffe, the audience can expect to hear a wide range of Bowie’s biggest hits.

“There’s early material like Space Oddity, Changes, Life on Mars, then the Ziggy/Aladdin Sane period, ‘plastic soul’, ‘Berlin years’, the 80’s Let’s Dance album hits and then so many great songs that followed too,” Paul said.

“The songs that get added are the cause of intense debate amongst the band because we all have our favourites.”

Die-hard fans will also be pleased to hear some deep-cut tracks on the setlist.

“Without giving too much away, this show is likely to include a classic from the Ziggy album, one from the 90’s period and a poignant song that was released in very close proximity to the news of David’s death,” Paul said.

“We are Bowie tragics and we get a massive buzz from playing the songs.

“It’s an absolute honour to play these time-honoured tracks and emulate the parts of the amazing musicians that Bowie used in studio and live settings.

“Seeing the joy and appreciation of the multi-generational audience is pure delight, like riding the crest of a wave!”

Ticket prices range between $45 to $69 (excluding booking fees). To book go to

Ashes to Ashes David Bowie Experience
Saturday, 1 June, 8pm
Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
Downs Street, Redcliffe.