HOLY HOLY is the ultimate David Bowie tribute band for a good reason- these guys were there with Bowie in the 70s and throughout his life. The band is the music project of Woody Woodmansey, the original drummer of David Bowie’s Spiders from Mars band. Following Bowie’s death HOLY HOLY has made numerous appearances to celebrate the life of David Bowie. The band also features Tony Visconti, Bowie’s long time producer and friend who also produced Bowie’s last work Blackstar. HOLY HOLY enlists Glenn Gregory, the English singer who fronted the 80s band Heaven 17, to tackle the vocals. Gregory takes the duties of singer and frontman for the band, and even though it’s an impossible role to fill the shoes of David Bowie, he does a splendid job in paying tribute to Bowie’s songs. He’s powerful and engaging, but with just the right amount of restraint that keeps the songs clearly the work of Bowie and not himself.
We had the chance to see HOLY HOLY in New York City for the David Bowie memorial shows at Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. There’s no better way to celebrate the music of the icon then to spend a night with HOLY HOLY on this tour. Luckily there are still tickets available for the show at the Wiltern. The band will be playing Bowie’s most psych rock album, 1970s’ the The Man Who Sold the World, in its entirety along with other early Bowie classics.