ChangesTwoBowie is the third incarnation of the band first known as Little Wonder.
It was co-founded by vocalist Tony Perry in the year 2000 after his winning
After almost eight years, the band called time and stopped playing other than a
couple of shows to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Scary Monsters album.
In 2014, along with Little Wonder and ChangesBowie drummer David Allen, Tony took part in an annual charity event called
The Last Resort. Joining forces with many other musicians, it allowed Tony the opportunity to perform some Bowie material once again. Also playing at The Last Resort were bassist Warren Byatt and keyboardist Paul Rawlins who had
previously worked together in the soul outfit Elco Jones. After a chance conversation with another Last Resort musician, guitarist Adam Wright, the seeds of ChangesTwoBowie were sown.
At the end of 2014 the five took to the studio to confirm what they already knew, ChangesTwoBowie would be up and running by early 2015. Their debut show was arranged for April and sold out in three
days. Being very well received, a further show was arranged at Riga Music Bar, Southend and drew a capacity crowd.
This show saw the introduction of Paul Beddow on saxophone and guitar.
ChangesTwoBowie were now a 6 piece!
Further shows featured the fantastic Natalie Jenkin-Smith (from Total 80's) on guest vocals performing Under Pressure. Natalie has since expanded her repertoire to cover the whole set and is now the seventh permanent member of the band.
With such a huge selection of songs to choose from, C2B continue to add new material. The emphasis for the band is on presenting a career spanning breadth of work from the Bowie catalogue. Whilst the hits and standards are clearly in evidence, the band also like to visit lesser known album tracks, as well as the most recent recordings.
"ChangesTwoBowie have a collective
passion for the music of David Bowie.
Although there are glimpses of glitter and greasepaint and his early songs are included and played with gusto, this is not
a 'Ziggy' show; more an attempt to cram 45 years of Bowie music into a two hour performance. They do it well."
Richard Pilgrim - webmusicreviews.