Stardust Memories (DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE)
Stardust Memories is the combination of eight seasoned and well accomplished musicians presenting an exciting tribute to the live David Bowie experience. Costumes, theatrics, tight musicianship and a legendary back catalog of hits, classic and rarely heard gems; Stardust Memories presents a show that takes you on a time warp from when Major Tom got lost in space to the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust to the Return of the Thin White Duke to Bowie’s swansong Blackstar. This show will certainly leave you saying “Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am!”
Talk to Mark (ROCK)
By equal turns both raucous and melodious, St. Petersburg, Florida quartet Talk To Mark mix power guitars, impassioned vocals and pop songwriting into a straight-ahead rock style all their own. The band began in the spring of 2005 when frontman Mark Murphy and original bassist Paul Bernardini decided to expand their musical horizons beyond their acoustic duo act and begin playing full-band electric shows. After booking a gig with only 10 days to rehearse a 3-set show, and eschewing finer details such as a band name, they hastily enlisted Gene Young, a jazz/reggae drummer friend of Murphy’s who had learned to play rock as a teenager, to complete their trio; their world premiere took place at Limey’s Pub in St. Petersburg on March 13, 2005. During a set break an enthusiastic fan inquired as to the band’s name, to which Young replied, “I don’t know, talk to Mark” – unintentionally settling the band name debate for good.
Donna Lu (INDIE/ALT BLUES ROCK)
Donna Lu is an indie/alternative/blues rock band from Tampa, Florida that pushes all of those genres into their own realms. Creating epic rises and falls, the music is unique enough to be different yet familiar enough to comfort. To their credit, have shared the stage with the likes of The Spill Canvas, Alien Ant Farm and Rooney. They’ve also recently released an LP titled College Boy Blues.