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Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience lands at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience lands at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9
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From a press release:

The top David Bowie tribute show, Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m., presented by the Kirby Center and Gallery of Sound.

Tickets, which are $19.50, $24.50, $29.50, and $39.50, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage. His credits include performing side by side with Bowie himself in the TV commercials for Vittel Mineral Water and for “Reality,” Bowie’s 2003 album. The career-spanning ads, in which Brighton portrays many of Bowie’s most legendary personas, have aired in the United States, Great Britain, and throughout Europe. Brighton also appeared as Bowie on VH-1 television, as well as in international pop star Shakira’s concert video.

Before entering the world of celebrity impersonation, Brighton played lead guitar with a number of popular recording artists. His stint as a sideman began with a phone call from Kevin Dubrow from Quiet Riot. Dubrow tapped him to replace legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads. In addition to his live work, Brighton’s versatility as a session player can be heard on numerous artists’ albums, movie soundtracks, and commercial jingles.

Brighton has been performing live concerts and making radio and television appearances worldwide as a celebrity look-alike/sound-alike since 1994. He’s performed on bills with some of the biggest acts the world has known, including Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Devo, Kenny Loggins, Three Dog Night, Little Richard, and Barry Manilow.

“David Brighton’s charisma keeps the audience mesmerized, and his vocals are flawless. … His likeness to Bowie is eerie. … The crowd actually gasped in amazement as he took the stage… you wondered if it wasn’t really Bowie himself. … Everyone was leaving their seats and kicking up their platform heels to the sounds of chart-topping hits like ‘Fame,’ ‘China Girl,’ ‘Let’s Dance,’ and ‘Modern Love.’ … What [Brighton and band] give is nothing short of the opportunity to go back in time,” the LA Review wrote.

“David Brighton has the voice, moves, and look to actually step in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever know. Experiencing David Brighton’s tribute to David Bowie made for a truly remarkable evening,” said Harry Maslin, the producer of Bowie’s “Young Americans” and “Station to Station” albums.