Last Thursday night, I headed down to The Palais Theatre in St. Kilda to see Jeff Duff and his band perform a blistering three hour tribute to the unsurpassed rock'n'roll genius of David Bowie. Duffy hit the stage in golden platform boots, and a silvery white jumpsuit adorned with angel wings, and launched into the anthemic Starman.
From there the hits just kept on coming as Jeff and guest vocalists Iota, Brydon Stace and Steve Balbi belted out the likes of Fame, Changes, The Jean Genie, Space Oddity, Under Pressure and Let's Dance.
But in many ways it was the inclusion of lesser known songs like Loving the Alien and Lady Stardust that were the real nuggets for the hardcore Bowiephile.
Among the many highlights of the 26 song set (these boys really earnt their money) were Iota's impressive vocal gymnastics at the close of The Man Who Sold The World, and the yearning, sweeping melodies of Life On Mars and Absolute Beginners.