The Wurly Birds Present: A David Bowie Tribute

The Wurly Birds Present: A David Bowie Tribute

“Starman” (II) — Wurly Birds Present: A David Bowie Tribute) — Wurly Birds Present: A David Bowie Tribute

Unless you’ve been trapped at the bottom of a well for the , you know the great David Bowie is dead. Musicians all over the country, including Bruce Springsteen (whom Bowie twice covered), have paid tribute to him in the intervening days. So it’s fitting that Oklahoma City’s own Wurly Birds, a band known for their flamboyant shows and eclectic sounds, performed his masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, in its entirety at the 89th Speakeasy this past .

Guest vocalist Clay Coughling performed the song “Lady Stardust”, and the band was called back for an encore consisting of a pair of songs from Bowie’s Hunky Dory.

The band generously allowed us to set up lights to overcome the challenging lighting in place at the venue. We hope you enjoy the pictures that came out of the evening.


About the Featured Photograph(s)


M-mount lenses do not provide aperture information to the camera body, either electronically or mechanically. Therefore, f-stop settings are approximate, and are probably wildly inaccurate. For what it’s worth, I usually shoot with my lenses wide open.

  • “Starman” (II)
  • X-T1
  • ISO:200
  • 8mm
  • 1/180s
  • ƒ/1
  • 35° 31.4045′ 0″ N 97° 31.8462′ 0″ W


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