Bowie tribute act is back

Jean Genie
Jean Genie

David Bowie fans are in for a treat when Jean Genie bring their tribute act to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, June 13.

Jean Genie was formed in 1993 following the discovery of the David Bowie look and sound alike artiste John Mainwaring.

The band very soon became known for their flamboyant stage show with many impressive claims to fame.

Jean Genie were one of the first tribute bands to play alongside the original Spiders from Mars at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert after show party, when they played before stars Joe Elliott (Def Lepperd), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Roger Taylor (Queen) and many others.

Jean Genie have headlined the David Bowie Fan Club Convention for two years.

They have played their energetic 70s and 80s show complete with multicolored costume changes and dazzling effects to crowds at celebratory gatherings such as The Hastings Music Festival and have brought pleasure to fans when on many Irish tours including performances at the prestigious Olympia Theatre.

Jean Genie are well known for being perfectionists to the point where news of their popularity has now reached David Bowie himself.

Songs performed in the shows include the classics ‘Heroes’, Lets Dance, Life On Mars, Rebel Rebel, Jean Genie, Under Pressure, Ashes To Ashes and many others.

Then, on Saturday, June 14, there is a gig by Oasis tribute act Ohasis which is now sold out.

This week’s Acoustic Wednesdays slot, with free admission and taking place in the bar at the King Street-based venue, is to be filled by regular performers Woolley and Archer.

They will offering up a set of acoustic rock and blues numbers.

Doors open at 8pm for all three gigs.

Admission is £10 to see Jean Genie.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions.

See www.rawpromo.co.uk for further information.