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      September 26, 2018

      Wednesday   8:00 PM

      26 South Chestnut Street
      Ventura, California 93001

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      A Bowie Celebration

      Mark PlatiMark Plati has been involved with music since the age of 10, beginning with snare drum in the elementary school band. Heplayed on his first recording session with Duke Ellington's jazz ensemble at the age of 16, andwas subsequently drawn tosound and the recording studio where after moving to New York City he began to work with such diverse artists as QuincyJones, Janet Jackson, The Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed. Nina Hagen,The Cure, Duncan Sheik, Dave Navarro,and Al Green to name just a few.In 1996 Mark co-produced David Bowies Earthling album, which marked the beginning of a period where he produced,recorded, mixed, or performed on most of Bowies musical output until 2003. In 1999, Plati began a 3year stint as MusicalDirector and guitarist/bassist with Bowie, performing with him in Europe and the U.S. at such shows as the GlastonburyFestival, NetAid, the Montreux Jazz Festival, VH-1 Storytellers, The Concert for New York, and the Area 2 Tour with Moby.He supervised the live execution of two complete Bowie albums -Heathen, and the 1976 classic Low.On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Plati says It's a pleasure to reunite with bandmates to perform the music we played withDavid. The response from theaudience is a nightly reminder of how much his music still touches people. For those of uswho had the privilege of playing with David, its a joy to be able to share it with audiences and each other.Carmine RojasCarmine Rojas toured the world with David Bowie, playing bass on several multi-platinum hits such as "Lets Dance","China Girl", "Modern Love" and "Blue Jean on the Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider tours. Hes also recorded andtoured with Julian Lennon and Rod Stewart as musical director and bassist.In addition, Carmine has recorded and touredwith the likes of Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder,, BB King, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and many more.Rojas explains It is really inspirational to witness how excited the audience gets with each song we play. Its like peopleare reminded how prolific Davids music was and they cant stop singing and dancing. Fans cant believe they are actuallyhearing the music as it was originally recorded by original musicians of Davids bands. Thats what sets this apart fromanything else. Its truly a spiritual event. I cant wait to continue the Celebration!Bernard FowlerBernard Fowlers talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist have resonated throughout the span of hisextraordinary career in the music industry. His dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for bands as diverseas The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Duran Duran, Red HotChili Peppers, Michael Hutchence, Michael Buble, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper and Bootsy Collins, and manymore.Bernard is most widely known by millions of people around the world as the background singer and percussionist for TheRolling Stones, a position he has held for 30 years and counting. He has recorded and toured with the worlds greatestrock n roll band to nearly every continent, appearing on 14 Rolling Stones albums.Gaby MorenoSince moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkablesuccess as a musician. She has been nominated for an Emmy and won a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. She hasreleased four albums, toured with singers Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie and Calexico, andhas shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli and Van Dyke Parks.In 2006, her song, Escondidos, took the top prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the first contestant in theLatin category to win Song of the Year. Morenos career started moving quickly. She co-wrote the theme song of thetelevision series Parks and Recreation, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. That same year, she recorded theclassic song Smile, by Charlie Chaplin, for the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. And she performed Toast toFreedom, a song commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, first with Kris Kristofferson on TheTonight Show with Jay Leno, then in Dublin where she shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo and Bono.Moreno says It's a dream to be a part of A BOWIE CELEBRATION, a celebration of David Bowie's monumental legacy.Each night I pinch myself when I look around the stage and witness the world class musicians who played with him. Thisshow is a musical experience unlike any other!Corey GloverEven before forming the pioneering, Grammy winning, platinum selling rock band Living Colour, Corey's incredible talentas a personality and as an artist was brought tothe attention of director Oliver Stone. The famed movie maker decided tocast Corey in his Vietnam epic, Platoon. Corey has also appeared in the films The Keeper, Reunion 81, and Loose Women.As a founding member of Living Colour, Corey helped prove thatnot only could black guys kick out the jams, but that theycould be embraced by a vast expanse of fans. Living Colour earned numerous industry awards including back-to-backGrammys for Best Hard Rock Performance of 1989 ('Cult of Personality') and 1990 (Time's Up) and emerged as one of themost influential rock acts of all time: regularly selling out arenas and selling millions of albums.Then, with the revival of Living Colour once again, Corey found himself once again singing to sold-out audiences aroundthe world mesmerizing them with his captivating vocal performances.On joining A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Glover says I am so looking forward to returning to the Bowie alum, jamming andsharing the music of Bowie with the world -the most brilliant thought provoking music ever conceived!Joe SumnerJoe Sumner is a singer-songwriter and bassist for the rock band Fiction Plane.Sumner, a native of England, learned toplay guitar and drums when he was a teenager, and was inspired to write songs when he heard Nirvana's albumNevermind. An accomplished musician and singer, in 2017, Number toured with Sting on the massively successful 57thand 9th wold tour.On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Sumner says This band of Bowie alumni is full of people that David himself trusted to bringhis visions to life. Now theyre the perfect stewards to keep his spirit alive and its such an honor to be part of it.Lee JohnLee John is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer based out of Los Angeles. In addition to writing and recordinghis own music, Lee is a member of the band SayReal and just so happens to be the son of Bowie alum Earl Slick.On A BOWIE CELEBRATION, Lee John says Having grown up watching Slick (aka Dad), Gerry, Mike and the wholeReality Tour band play with David, I never imagined Id be on stage performing with them -and what honor it is! Ive beendeeply humbled by these shows, the intense love for Bowie we feel at them, and the opportunity we have for connectionwith the fans at each show we do in celebration.*Not all performers on all dates

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