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The Thin White Ukes: The Other Songs of David Bowie

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs..
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The timeless genius of David Bowie comes to life
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The Thin White Ukes intimate performance last night at The Butterfly Club was intense, honouring the lesser known songs of David Bowie.

In pure David Bowie style, the silver space suit with platform heels worn by lead singer Betty France was just out of this galaxy! So sparkly, gleaming on stage like a shooting star, it was a little mesmerising and blinding at times, and a disco ball added to the shimmer!

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Playing some of David Bowie's less known songs with their ukulele string instruments and their powerful lush harmonies had left me with tapping my feet and leaving with goosebumps. The acoustic set went for approximately an hour with a couple of encores. The crowd were not prepared to let these musicians off stage just yet!

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From "Space Oddity", "Lady Grinning Soul" to "The Secret Life of Arabia", "I'm Afraid of Americans" and my favourite "Space Oddity". Songs were performed with such passion, humour and oddity.

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Having formed back in 2014, The Thin White Ukes are getting ready to perform another few live shows in Melbourne, before heading out to the Port Fairy Folk Festival and to South Australia for the Adelaide Fringe.

You have to try the David Bowie cocktail of the week at The Butterfly Club - White Rum Duke! Stolen White Rum, apple, mint, lime, simple syrup and a whole heap of ice. It was quite refreshing, fruity and minty.

The timeless genius of David Bowie was brought back to life by The Thin White Ukes, so put on those red dancing shoes. They'll be floating in a most peculiar way.

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The band members:

Betty France - voice, soprano ukulele
Michael Dwyer - voice, tenor ukulele
Robert Stephens - voice, baritone ukulele

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Why? A beautiful tribute to David Bowie.
When: Now
Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $26 - $32
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And it is a very hand-made performance. No trickery and loops here: sensitive and interpretive arrangements, this is more than a tribute act, it is a development. I know Betty. Her stagecraft comes from her training in Paris, plus innate talent of course. Her attention to detail is legendary amongst those who have played with her. She makes her own costumes, too.
by john (score: 0|2) 591 days ago
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