Thomas Mulready and Cleveland glam band Vanity Crash kicked off their two-week birthday/dead day tribute to the late great Davis Bowie with a pair of shows at The Winchester in Lakewood and Jilly’s in Akron that featured multi-media presentations about Bowie followed by Bowie-themed sets by Vanity Crash
The Winchester show, titled An Evening With(Out) David Bowie, covered his whole life in photos, video and sound clips, interspersed with trivia questions, with Mulready’s co-host Jordan Davis handing out Bowie pins to winners. That program will be repeated at the BOP STOP Fri 1/10 and at CLE Urban Winery in Cleveland Heights Fri 1/17. At Jilly’s, Mulready took an in-depth look at Bowie’s later career starting with his 1980 release Scary Monsters.
Both programs were followed by a high-energy set from Vanity Crash that mingled Bowie tunes — both familiar ones and deep cuts — with the band’s own Bowie-inspired material.
View the PHOTOSTREAM here.