Scene News: The Thin White Ukes go Leaps and Bounds, Standard Hotel Fitzroy, July 3 and 10 with Special Guest Jen Cloher

The Thin White Ukes will be playing the Standard Hotel 2 Sundays in a row. On Sunday July 3 and 10 join the Ukes for two sets. Special guests to join the band on stage are to be announced.

The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie (and friends) with ravishing three-part harmony and precision ukulele fireworks.

From Major Tom to Lady Stardust; Golden Years to Let’s Dance, rock’s most radically ch-ch-changeable songbook is ripped up and restrung in a death-defying act of reinvention worthy of the great late Duke himself.

Betty France, Michael Dwyer and Robert Stephens became the Thin White Ukes in 2014, to explore a mutual passion for crafty musical arrangements and the timeless genius of the Bowie catalogue.

A hit of the 2015 David Bowie Symposium at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, they became a recurring fixture at the David Bowie Is… exhibition from the V&A Museum in London.

They have been invited to open for rock legends the Models and Robert Forster. Their star-studded list of on-stage collaborators includes Jen Cloher, Angie Hart, Ashley Naylor and free jazz freaks, Bohjass.

Their self-titled 4-track EP, produced by Andrew Duffield of the Models, is available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

“The best version of Ashes To Ashes you’ve ever heard” — Robert Forster

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