STATUE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SOARS PAST £83,000.
NEWS BELOW - BBC FEATURE THIS WEEK
HOLY HOLY to perform THE RISE and FALL of
ZIGGY STARDUST and THE SPIDERSFROM MARS at FRIARS
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE - MONDAY 3 APRIL
Tickets from Waterside Box Office only
(max of 4 per person) or online from ATGtickets.com
Great excitement amongst the 90,000 strong
Friars Aylesbury membership as we announce that Holy Holy
featuring Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17’s Glenn
Gregory will play Friars Aylesbury on Monday 3 April next
This will be the first time that original
Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey has played the Ziggy
album in Aylesbury since the classic David Bowie show on 15 July
1972 – 44 years ago.
Tony Visconti worked closely with Bowie
throughout his career producing with Bowie no less than 12
classic Bowie albums, ‘David Bowie’ (1969), ‘The Man Who Sold
the World’ (70), ‘David Live’ (74), ‘Young Americans’ (75),
‘Low’ (77), ‘Heroes’ (77), ‘Stage’ (78), ‘Lodger’ (79), ‘Scary
Monsters (And Super Creeps) (80), ‘Heathen’ (2002), ‘Reality’
(2003), ‘The Next Day’ (2013) and Bowie’s final album ‘Black
Star’ in 2016.
Tony produced 7 albums with T Rex including
their classic Electric Warrior album. He has also produced and
worked with Georgie Fame, Badfinger, Gentle Giant, Caravan,
Osibisa, Thin Lizzy, Adam Ant, The Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street
Preachers, Morrissey and Iggy Pop amongst many others.
In 2014 Woody and Tony formed Holy Holy,
specifically to perform ‘The Man who Sold the World’ album live.
Tony not only produced this classic 1970 album but also played
bass on the album with Woody on drums and the legendary late
Mick Ronson on guitar. The group undertook a short tour in the
UK in September 2014 and a larger scale tour of the UK and Japan
in the summer of 2015. In January 2016 they toured the east
coast of the United States and followed this with a full tour of
US and Canadian cities in Spring of this year.
Bowie formed the Spiders from Mars (Trevor
Bolder, Woody Woodmansey and Mick Ronson) in the tiny Borough
Assembly Hall Friars Aylesbury dressing room on September 25th
1971. Aylesbury’s Kris Needs and David Stopps were there when he
said “ This was great tonight – Let’s form a band and go out and
do it properly”.
The Spiders all hailed from Hull, so to mark
the city being designated ‘City of Culture 2017’ two concerts
with Holy Holy were organised, but this time doing the iconic
Ziggy Stardust album. Both sold out in a day. The Friars
Aylesbury date will be a few days after the Hull dates.
Holy Holy are Tony Visconti on bass, Woody
Woodmansey on drums, Glenn Gregory on vocals, James Stevenson
from The Alarm, Gene Loves Jezebel, Gen X, The Cult and Chelsea
on guitar and Berenice Scott and Jessica Morgan on keyboards.
BOWIE STATUE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
This all ties in very nicely to the David
Bowie Statue Kickstarter campaign, which is currently in full
swing. The campaign has a goal of raising £100,000 by December
6th 2016 to create a stunning statue of David Bowie in
Aylesbury’s Market Square. Bowie performed the world debuts of
two of the most iconic albums of the twentieth century Hunky
Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders
from Mars at Friars Aylesbury in 1971/72. He also referenced
Aylesbury Market Square in the first line of ‘Five Years’ from
the Ziggy album “Pushing through the Market Square, so many
We appeal to Bowie fans everywhere to make a
pledge, which can be anything from £1 to £6000. Google ‘Bowie
Statue Kickstarter’ or go to
to find the campaign. If we don’t reach the goal of £100,000 in
the next 36 hours nobody will pay anything and the campaign will
go to zero. At the time this press release was issued the
pledges exceeded £83,000 but there’s still time.
Together we can make this happen!
There is also a dedicated website which will be updated over the
coming days and weeks
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