You obviously can’t see the real thing, but we have the closest you’ll come. The UK’s top David Bowie tribute Jean Genie is coming to the Brindley on Saturday 18 March., with the original Spiders From Mars as his backing group.
Jean Genie was created by John Mainwaring and John Ford in 1993. An original recording artist in his own right, John Mainwaring has been signed by numerous record companies throughout his career – twice with Warner Bros.
In the 1980s David Bowie’s world famous producer Tony Visconti produced some of John’s songs when he was signed to WEA.
John has worked with many household names such as with Jarvis Cocker on his ‘Bad Cover Version’ single, singing and starring in the video.
His latest achievements have been writing three songs for Tony Christie’s million selling album ‘The Definitive Collection’, plus numerous theme tunes for BBC radio.
In the late 1990s John was approached by David Bowie’s most famous band of the 1970s, ‘The Spiders from Mars’ and was asked by them if he’d front the band and tour with them.
Obviously John’s answer was ‘Yes’ and John remains to this day to be one of only a few tribute artists to tour and perform with an original artist’s band.
Tickets are £18 from www.thebrindley.org.uk and the Box Office on 0151 907 8360.