Ziggy Stardust Melt Festival 2016

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THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS

FIRST SHOW - SAT 6 FEB, 7.30PM- SOLD OUT
SECOND SHOW - SAT 6 FEB, 9.30PM - SOLD OUT
THIRD SHOW - TUE 9 FEB, 7PM - SOLD OUT

Eight of Brisbane’s finest vocalists and a veritable supergroup perform the David Bowie masterpiece THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS for MELT Queer Arts Festival 2016.

Producer and musical director James Lees is bringing the album to life with vocalists Alison St Ledger (Sissybones/Women In Voice), Sandro Colarelli, Brett Harris (SS.Sebastian/The Good Ship), Sahara Beck, Emma Dean (Emma Dean & The Hungry Truth/Women In Voice), Tim Steward (Screamfeeder/We All Want To), Daniel Hack (Lovejoy) and Lucinda Shaw (Silver Sircus).

Behind them will be an up to 12-piece Brisvegas supergroup featuring members of Silver Sircus, guitarists Kevin Haigh and Jeff Lovejoy, drummer Christopher Dixon, Jimi Beavis on the blues harp and saxophinist Andrew Saragossi.

ABOUT THE ALBUM…
A loose concept album, ZIGGY begins with a song about the looming end of the world (Five Years) and resolves with the alien protagonist appealing to his legion of fans to save him from certain death (Rock & Roll Suicide). In between these extremes, the music and lyrics careen through space rock wigouts (Moonage Daydream), glam rock fantasies (Star, Hang Onto Yourself), gender and sexual fluidity (Ziggy Stardust), friendly extra-terrestrials (Starman) and the queerest of unrequited loves (Lady Stardust). David Bowie himself is an undisputed queer hero - his groundbreaking TV appearances at the time (including his notorious Top Of The Pops performance with his arm around guitarist Mick Ronson) and his statement ‘I’m gay and always have been’ to Melody Maker shocked the world in the early 70’s. To a generation, he was the first, most proud and totally explosive representation of queer sexuality in the media. The album is populated by a company of freaks, outsiders and weirdos – celebrating them and their journey, finding a huge amount of joy and pride in their differences. It was a clarion call to youth, and to the disenfranchised and the different, giving the songs powerful universal appeal as well as incredible longevity.

Performed by Alison St Ledger, Sandro Colarelli, Lucinda Shaw, Brett Harris, Emma Dean, Daniel Hack, Tim Steward, Sahara Beck, Jeff Lovejoy, Andrew Saragossi, Terry Dixon, Parmis Rose, Sallie Campbell, Mark Angel, Kevin Haigh, Chris Dixon.
Produced and Directed by James Lees
Lighting Design by Andrew Meadows
Photography by Sam Scoufos of Compadre Picture Co
Layout and Design by Brett Harris

Dates - Saturday 6 February and Tuesday 9 February 2016
Venue - Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Times - 7.30pm & 9.30pm (Sat 6 Feb) / 7pm (Tue 9 Feb)
Show Duration - 90mins
Tickets $39.00 (Full) / $34.00 (Concession) + booking transaction fees.
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By: Electric Moon