Diamond Dogs mines a field of tried and tested David Bowie nuggets, a time when he went from folk hippy to alien messiah in the early 1970s. Few artistes were able to meld performance art with an innate rock n’ roll sensibility, but Bowie did it all in his inimitable style.
Diamond Dogs pays tribute to the intricate nuances of these reputation-cementing tracks, and it’ll all be served up with the de rigueur lipstick, powder and paint. If the albums The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane ring true, then a Diamond Dogs show beckons.
Johan Sultan & The Moonbeams
The music world may have come to a standstill in the early days of Jan 2016 when news of David Bowie’s passing reverberated across the world. But what he left in death is the life he gave in his swan song, Black Star, his last album. The eclectic piece of work, featuring New York City jazz musicians, received critical acclaim upon its release, and framed Bowie in a way he was never seen before. And true to form, with having constantly turned the music world on its head, it was time for his final act of the unexpected.
Johan Sultan & The Moonbeams tip their collective hats to an album that will testify to Bowie’s unending legacy of always being an innovator.
No Black Tie (NBT), Kuala Lumpur’s premier venue for live music, has been the showcase for renowned and emerging musicians alike. It has seen the likes of Malaysia’s top singers and musicians and the region’s best, not excluding an impressive line-up of international acts. With the multitude of artistes that grace its stage, NBT has been pivotal in supporting and encouraging collaboration between Malaysian musicians and international artistes.
NBT’s aim is to produce unique sounds that typically result from spontaneous improvisations by performers from diverse backgrounds. Uncompromising in its acoustics and sound quality, NBT seeks to leave an impression with the audience in an intimate setting. NBT sees this as playing a role in contributing to the diversity of Kuala Lumpur’s arts and cultural landscape.