Centrestage presents the best of David Bowie and Police

2016-03-02 06:00
Showman extraordinaire Cedric Vandenschrik has been imported to emulate the outlan-dish Bowie in front of the Centrestage band.Centrestage David Bowie . Photo: MIKE BARWOOD

Showman extraordinaire Cedric Vandenschrik has been imported to emulate the outlan-dish Bowie in front of the Centrestage band.Centrestage David Bowie . Photo: MIKE BARWOOD

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THE musical stars will be blazing across the Eastern Cape sky as Centrestage pays combined tribute to two of the biggest musical influencers of the seventies and eighties, in a show entitled Starmen - The Best of David Bowie and The Police.

The show is scheduled to take place at Old Grey in Port Elizabeth on March 9, 11 and 12.

Following on from the tragic death of the flamboyant Ziggy Stardust alter ego, showman extraordinaire Cedric Vandenschrik has been imported to emulate the outlandish Bowie in front of the Centrestage band.

The punk, reggae and jazz influences of late 1970s phenomenon The Police will intersperse the evening as Wayne Kallis pays tribute to his own personal icon, Sting.

The band also consists of Police stalwart Gino Fabbri on drums, Alan Kozak on lead guitar, Andrew Warneke on bass and Deborah Everard on keys.

“Bowie was the rebel, the star man, Major Tom, the one that went further and pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable musically and visually,” said long-time fan Vandenschrik.

“With intensity and verve he tackled a wide variety of musical styles always sporting that integrity that is the common thread of the great frontmen of his generation.

“There was no one quite like David Bowie, from his voice to his stage presence to his songwriting. His legacy has inspired, and will continue to inspire artists all over the universe.”

Bowie fans can look forward to hits such as Space Oddity (Major Tom), Starman, Changes, Heroes, China Girl, Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars, Dancing in the Street, Under Pressure and Let’s Dance, amongst others.

The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets can be booked at Computicket or by calling Wendy on 082 661 6921.

Prices are as follows:

March 9: R110 per person.

March 11 and 12: R140 per person/R120 per person for eight or more. Special pensioner discounts (Available through Wendy on 082 661 6921 only) on March 11 and 12: R120 per person/R110 per person for eight or more.


PE Express is giving away five double tickets to the opening show on March 9. To stand a chance of winning tickets, like our Facebook page (PE Express Newspaper) and on the Centrestage photo, comment with your favourite David Bowie or Police song.

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