Absolute Bowie

Winners of the 'Best Bowie Tribute' and 'Best Band' in the UK at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018.

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band history

Absolute Bowie are Europe’s Finest David Bowie Tribute. The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 11 years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80's. As well as a National award, Absolute Bowie has been voted by the public as one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.

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Band Members

Absolute Bowie is such a highly rated band, and that’s all because of the committed members of the band.

The members are; John O’neill as David Bowie | Vocals + 12 string guitar, Chris Buratti as Mick Ronson | Guitar + vocals, Alex Paolillo as Rick Wakeman | Keys + vocals, Fabio Cascio as Trevor Bolder | Bass + vocals, Alex Face as Woody Woodmansey | Drums and Fiona Asbury | Alto/Baritone Saxophones, Flute. 


“Absolute Bowie stoked the atmosphere, creating a sense of anticipation before John O’Neill wafted on stage in full regalia, creating a powerful impression, sufficiently physically and sonically similar to make ripples.”
— Paul Rhodes, York Press

"Absolute Bowie are the best live performers I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing and reviewing in my 3 years of being a music journalist. Their theatrical shows are insane and their dedication is incomparable to any other tribute I’ve seen."
Bethan Shuff, Facebook Reviews

“The most authentic sound and look of Bowie makes you believe you’re seeing the real thing - these guys (particularly John of course) have the moves, the feel and the presence of David in all his evolutions. Utterly brilliant.” 
Fiona Thompson, Facebook Reviews

"Excellent show and presence. Musically excellent with very accurate guitar and sax performances. Covered various eras including Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Heroes, Let's Dance and Black Star. Whilst I am not the biggest fan of the latter the performance was incredibly dramatic, theatrical and accurate. If you like the music of David Bowie these guys guarantee you a great night of music, fun and Dancing."
— Paul Owen, Facebook Reviews