As a special edition for its annual proms season in honour of the recently passed icon, the BBC is tonight (Friday 29 July) hosting a show at Royal Albert Hall which will be broadcast on both TV and radio.
The list of musicians lined up to perform songs from his repertoire reads like a who’s who of alternative creativity. Amanda Palmer, John Cale and Laura Mvula will all take to the stage, with Berlin’s s t a r g a z e providing the live backing music. André de Ridder, who conducted Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey To The West at Manchester International Festival in 2007, will take charge, with further guest vocalists including Anna Calvi, Neil Hannon, Marc Almond and Jherek Bischoff.
Bischoff released an EP of Bowie covers with Palmer in February, entitled Strung Out In Heaven, which also featured Calvi as guest vocalist.
David Bowie Prom starts at 10.15pm, and will be broadcast via BBC Four, Radio 3 and 6 Music.
More information here: bbc.co.uk