Unless you’ve been trapped at the bottom of a well for the past 2 weeks, you know the great David Bowie is dead. Musicians all over the country, including Bruce Springsteen (whom Bowie twice covered), have paid tribute to him in the intervening days. So it’s fitting that Oklahoma City’s own Wurly Birds, a band known for their flamboyant shows and eclectic sounds, performed his masterpiece The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in its entirety at the 89th Speakeasy this past Friday.
Guest vocalist Clay Coughling performed the song “Lady Stardust”, and the band was called back for an encore consisting of a pair of songs from Bowie’s Hunky Dory.
The band generously allowed us to set up lights to overcome the challenging lighting in place at the venue. We hope you enjoy the pictures that came out of the evening.