On Thursday 23rd June 2016, The Thin White Duke appeared as part of the Arts at St George's Festival in Beckenham. Performing within the beautiful, intimate settings of St George's Parish Church, the band took to the stage and delivered over two hours of classics to a wonderful audience of local Bowie fans.
David Bowie spent much of his formative years living in Beckenham, which took in everything from the writing and release of his first hit single "Space Oddity", to his transformation into the alien super-star character of "Ziggy Stardust".
Bowie fans from all over still flock to Beckenham to take in the sights, including The Three Tuns pub (now Zizzi's) where Bowie co-founded the popular Arts Lab, to the bandstand at Croydon Recreation Ground where "Life On Mars?" was written and a Free Festival held in 1969.
With Thin White Duke singer Scott a Beckenham resident himself, it seemed only fitting to pay homage to this pivotal era in Bowie's career. A special acoustic set of Beckenham-era oddities was included with one-off performances of "Conversation Piece" and "Janine".
The second half of the show opened with the live debut of "Station To Station", followed by a rousing "Under Pressure". The audience were soon on their feet dancing in the aisles until the very last note of "Heroes".
The band would like to thank St Georges Arts Festival for inviting us to play at this special event, particularly to everybody who helped out on the night from sound and lighting, to manning the front desk and serving drinks. We hope to see you again in Beckenham again soon!
See below for some fantastic photos from the event!