A Bowie Celebration

The Majestic Ventura Theater Presents

A Bowie Celebration

Wed, September 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$50.00 - $235.00

This event is all ages

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A Bowie Celebration
A Bowie Celebration
Mark Plati
Mark Plati has been involved with music since the age of 10, beginning with snare drum in the
elementary school band. He
played on his first recording session with Duke Ellington's jazz ensemble at
the age of 16, and
was subsequently drawn to
sound and the recording studio where after moving to
New York City he began to work with such diverse artists as Quincy
Jones, Janet Jackson, The Talking
Heads, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed. Nina Hagen,The Cure, Duncan Sheik, Dave Nav
arro,
and Al Green to
name just a few.
In 1996 Mark co
-
produced David Bowie’s ‘Earthling’ album, which marked the beginning of a period
where he produced,
recorded, mixed, or performed on most of Bowie’s musical output until 2003. In
1999, Plati began a 3
year stint as Musical
Director and guitarist/bassist with Bowie, performing with
him in Europe and the U.S. at such shows as the Glastonbury
Festival, NetAid, the Montreux Jazz
Festival, VH
-
1 Storytellers, The Concert for New York, and the Area 2 Tour wit
h Moby.
He supervised the
live execution of two complete Bowie albums
-
‘Heathen,’ and the 1976 classic ‘Low.’
On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Plati says “It's a pleasure to reunite with bandmates to perform the music
we played with
David. The response from the
audience is a nightly reminder of how much his music still
touches people. For those of us
who had the privilege of playing with David, it’s a joy to be able to share
it with audiences and each other.”
Carmine Rojas
Carmine Rojas toured the world with
David Bowie, playing bass on several multi
-
platinum hits such as
"Let’s Dance",
"China Girl", "Modern Love" and "Blue Jean” on the Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider
tours. He’s also recorded and
toured with Julian Lennon and Rod Stewart as musical directo
r and
bassist.
In addition, Carmine has recorded and toured
with the likes of Tina Turner, Keith Richards,
Stevie Wonder,, BB King, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and many more.
Rojas explains “It is really inspirational to witness how excited the audience ge
ts with each song we
play.
It’s like people
are reminded how prolific David’s music was and they can’t stop singing and
dancing. Fans can’t believe
they are actually
hearing the music as it was originally recorded by original
musicians of David’s bands
.
That’s what sets this apart from
anything else. It’s truly a spiritual event.
I
can’t wait to continue the
Celebration!”
Bernard Fowler
Bernard Fowler’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist have resonated
throughout the s
pan of his
extraordinary career in the music industry. His dynamic vocals have appeared
on hundreds of albums for bands as diverse
as The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto,
John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Duran Duran, Red Hot
Chili Pe
ppers, Michael Hutchence,
Michael Buble, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper and Bootsy Collins, and many
more.
Bernard is most widely known by millions of people around the world as the background singer and
percussionist for The
Rolling Stones, a posi
tion he has held for 30 years and counting. He has recorded
and toured with “the world’s greatest
rock n’ roll band” to nearly every continent, appearing on 14
Rolling Stones albums.

Gaby Moreno
Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, sing
er
-
songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved
remarkable
success as a musician. She has been nominated for an Emmy and won a Latin Grammy for
Best New Artist. She has
released four albums, toured with singers Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch
Brothers, Hugh Laur
ie and Calexico, and
has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries
such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli and Van Dyke Parks.
In 2006, her song, “Escondidos,” took the top prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the first
contestant in the
Lat
in category to win Song of the Year. Moreno’s career started moving quickly. She
co
-
wrote the theme song of the
television series “Parks and Recreation,” which was nominated for an
Emmy in 2010. That same year, she recorded the
classic song “Smile,” by Cha
rlie Chaplin, for the Oscar
-
winning documentary “The Cove.” And she performed “Toast to
Freedom,” a song commemorating the
50th anniversary of Amnesty International, first with Kris Kristofferson on The
Tonight Show with Jay
Leno, then in Dublin where she
shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo and Bono.
Moreno says “It's a dream to be a part of A BOWIE CELEBRATION, a celebration of David Bowie's
monumental legacy.
Each night I pinch myself when I look around the stage and witness the world class
musicians w
ho played with him. This
show is a musical experience unlike any other!”
Corey Glover
Even before forming the pioneering, Grammy winning, platinum selling rock band Living Colour, Corey's
incredible talent
as a personality and as an artist was brought to
the attention of director Oliver Stone.
The famed movie maker decided to
cast Corey in his Vietnam epic, Platoon. Corey has also appeared in
the films The Keeper, Reunion 81, and Loose Women.
As a founding member of Living Colour, Corey helped prove that
not only could black guys kick out the
jams, but that they
could be embraced by a vast expanse of fans. Living Colour earned numerous
industry awards including back
-
to
-
back
Grammys for Best Hard Rock Performance of 1989 ('Cult of
Personality') and 1990 (T
ime's Up) and emerged as one of the
most influential rock acts of all time:
regularly selling out arenas and selling millions of albums.
Then, with the revival of Living Colour once again, Corey found himself once again singing to sold
-
out
audiences aroun
d
the world mesmerizing them with his captivating vocal performances.
On joining A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Glover says “I am so looking forward to returning to the Bowie alum,
jamming and
sharing the music of Bowie with the world
-
the most brilliant thought
provoking music
ever conceived!”
Joe Sumner
Joe Sumner is a singer
-
songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane.
Sumner, a native of
England, learned to
play guitar and drums when he was a teenager, and was inspired to write songs
when he hear
d Nirvana's album
Nevermind. An accomplished musician and singer, in 2017, Number
toured with Sting on the massively successful 57th
and 9th wold tour.
On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Sumner says “This band of Bowie alumni is full of people that David himself

tru
sted to bring
his visions to life. Now they’re the perfect stewards to keep his spirit alive and it’s such
an honor to be part of it.”
Lee John
Lee John is a multi
-
instrumentalist songwriter and producer based out of Los Angeles.
In addition to
writing
and recording
his own music, Lee is a member of the band SayReal and just so happens to be the
son of Bowie alum Earl Slick.
On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Lee John says “Having grown up watching Slick (aka Dad), Gerry, Mike and
the whole
Reality Tour band play
with David, I never imagined I’d be on stage performing with them
-
and what honor it is! I’ve been
deeply humbled by these shows, the intense love for Bowie we feel at
them, and the opportunity we have for connection
with the fans at each show we do in ce
lebration.”
*Not all performers on all dates
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.venturatheater.net