Prince/Bowie is a tribute fusion band that combines the music of Prince and David Bowie into a high energy live show. It features a rotating Allstar cast of characters from various national acts including Pink Talking Fish, Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Lotus, Kung Fu, The Nth Power and more.
This act started as a special extra performance at The Catskill Chill Music Festival in NY and featured all the members of both Pink Talking Fish and Kung Fu. Members of Turkuaz also joined in the fun and it was a huge success. The same members also performed this at Wanee Music Festival in Florida.
Since then, the band has performed with different lineups at theaters and festivals. The mix of the Prince and David Bowie songbooks blend beautifully and an extra spice is added with master composer, Matt Wayne, creating unique horn arrangements that enhance the music in a special way.
Here is what a setlist of Prince/Bowie can look like:
Let’s Dance > 1999, Fame > I Wanna Be You Lover, Under Pressure, Kiss, Space Oddity > D.M.S.R., Moonage Daydream > Purple Rain
Weird Phishes is exactly what it sounds like – the iconic melancholy rock songs of Radiohead completely reborn as danceable, crunchy jams. With full-album performances, unexpected mashups, and gluey funk-driven improvisation, their jam-heavy take on alt-rock classics has sparked an unexpected energy in audiences across the northeast.
A quick glance at the band’s social media gives a glimpse into why this unlikely mashup proves worthwhile. “Bought tickets on a whim because I love both bands, had wanted to check out the club, and thought it would be amusing. I was not expecting such incredible musicianship and thought that had gone into their set…it was one of the best shows I’ve seen in years.” Said one user. “Clean, creative mashups of a favorite album and great Phish selections. Great energy.” says another. “Impossibly excellent show.”
In July 2019, Weird Phishes solidified their place in the New England jam community, playing back-to-back afterparties after Phish’s performances at Fenway Park. With a growing fanbase and an ever-changing setlist, the band continued their breakout year with a concert cruise headlining performance in Boston and a fall tour to the midwest, culminating in 2 Phish afterparties in Providence and New York.
When live music came back in 2021, Weird Phishes returned with a force. The band made its triumphant return with a headlining performance at the inaugural Safe and Soundz festival, and taken a victory lap in their home city, christening opening night at Boston’s newest venue, Aeronaut Cannery to a nearly sold out crowd