Lineup

who we are

Learn more about the lineup in the BOWIE tribute

the BOWIE tribute lineup – the band members in the danish Bowie tribute band the BOWIE tribute delivers a genuine and new Bowie experience live on stage

The members of the BOWIE tribute are all huge fans of David Bowie loving the songs from the very start of his career. But what are the members interests?  Choice of instrument? Musical career? Learn more about the musicians – our lineup – in the BOWIE tribute below.
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MICHAEL SAXE

lead vocals

– rocking his trusty Shure SM 58 Beta A microphone and a Takamine acoustic guitar live on stage

Michael Saxe is the vocalist in the BOWIE tribute lineup, and he supplies some acoustic guitar as well where needed. Michael started playing guitar at 13 years of age, and his first major influences were Jimi Hendrix and Jimi Page. The latter primarily for his acoustic playing. Michaels first band was formed in the 8th grade and named themselves 2late – an inside joke referring to the bands keen sense of time…(!) Later on Michael joined other bands, and he always found it hard to find decent singers, so he ended up just doing it himself. A development that led him to the discovery, that he was actually more interested in writing music and singing, than he was in being a great lead guitarist.

Michaels musical influences are numerous and range from bands like Faith No More and TOOL over Sublime, Jeff Buckley and – of course – David Bowie, whom he discovered when he picked up a used copy of “The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars” in a small record shop at Vesterbro in Copenhagen. He was completely blown away and never looked back. Michael has a temper and loves attitude and commitment. He also loves reading, writing and running.

Michaels secret performer alias is “Michael Rossmore” on the music scene of LA, USA.

CHRISTINA LECOCQ

lead and background vocals

– singing and shaking the mean shaker live on stage

Christina Lecocq is the backing vocalist in the BOWIE tribute lineup as well as the second vocalist in duets. Christina has been singing and playing for more than 20 years in a variety of different bands. She started playing piano at the age of seven, switched to violin at 10, and at the age of 15 she started singing. Christinas childhood home was filled with classical music as well as rock. Amongst others Queen was a big influence.

Christina still plays the piano, the violin on occasion, and in the BOWIE tribute she also rocks a mean shaker. She works full time as a music teacher at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, teaching both singers and other singing teachers. Christina dream about buying a delicious piano in order to sing and play with her two kids in addition to having the time to play with her own music.

She also loves singing and shaking that previously mentioned mean shaker live on stage.

JOHN KENNETH

lead guitar

– playing his Gold Top Gibson Les Paul into his Vox AC 30 amp live on stage

John Kenneth is the lead guitarist of the BOWIE tribute lineup. Born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, John Kenneth has been playing music for more than 35 years starting out on the drums.

At the age of 11, inspired by Tom Jones, Beatles and of course David Bowie, John Kenneth started playing the guitar. Later on he toured Sweden  as the drummer in a dance band and continued to play with artists such as Jonas Hellborg. For a number of years John Kenneth resided in London performing with the band Picture of You as the guitarist and the lead vocalist alongside Glenn Johansson (who later formed the british band Echobelly) – amongst many gigs the band was supporting act to Bryan Adams at the legendary Marquee Club in London.

Today John Kenneth is focused on the guitar, but he still plays the drums an does a little singing on occasion. Besides being a big fan of the French soccer club Paris Saint Germain and particularly the swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

MORTEN HALL

bass guitar

– playing his road worn ESP Custom bass, Trace Elliot AH300 bass amp head and Trace Elliot speaker cabinet live on stage

Morten Hall is the bass guitarist in the BOWIE tribute lineup. He started playing the guitar at the age of 12 and later switched to the bass which has been his instrument of choice ever since. Over the years Morten has played in a number of bands in many different genres. Mortens influences are numerous and ranges from Gasolins legendary danish/swedish bass player Wili Jønsson to Thin Lizzys Phil Lynott.

“I love my ESP Custom bass which I bought in 1987 – the bass just gets better and better! And it loves playing the songs of David Bowie just as much as I do!”, Morten says while plugging in to his Trace Elliot AH300 bass amp head and his Trace Elliot 4X10” bass speaker cabinet to go live on stage.

Morten is a genuine city kid who grew up on the island of Amager in Copenhagen. His favorite soccer club is still Fremad Amager. Mortens motto: “Without dark rum it hurts!”.

FINN MARKWARDT

keyboards and background vocals

– almost satisfied behind his Yamaha keyboard during a solo live on stage

Finn Markwardt is the keyboard player in the BOWIE tribute lineup. He is also a firmly establish composer and sound engineer in the field of TV and media production, trailers for the gaming industry and work on audio installations. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, a record of more than 100 known jingles and plenty of sound production on various projects in and out of the country, he is fully devoted to the world of audio. Finn Markwardt is also Discipline Responsible Lecturer at Sonic College, the leading college for Sound Design in Denmark.

LARS BERTELSEN

drums

– playing his golden Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute drums and his shiny Sabian HHX cymbals live on stage

Lars Bertelsen is the drummer in the BOWIE tribute lineup. He started playing the drums in primary school at the age of seven taught by his english and music teacher legendary Tom McEwan. Lars has been active as a drummer ever since, amounting to almost 40 years of playing. In highschool he borrowed his brothers vintage Ludwig jazz kit and started his first band. At the age of 18 he bought his own first kit, a brand new Gretsch US Custom.
In his early twenties Lars switched to Yamaha Recording Custom, and today he plays a gold sparkle Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute and Sabian HHX cymbals. He still keeps the Recording Custom for special occasions.

Lars came across David Bowie at the age of 13 years of age when visiting his cousin listening to “Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars” – and Lars never stopped listening!

Besides playing the drums, Lars loves watching Blue Velvet by David Lynch and drinking Scotch single malt whiskey while eating chocolate.

PETER BRANDER

sound

– twisting his red Fender Telecaster live on stage as the lead singer and guitarist in Peter Brander Band

Peter Brander is the sound engineer in the BOWIE tribute lineup – the man that ensures the finest sound quality while being surrounded by the audience in the back during concerts. Peter is a legend in the danish music industri. Since 1966 he’s been playing guitar in a number of bands live on stage and as a studio and session musician on a great number of recordings. As well as being a sound engineer recording and touring with some of Denmarks biggest acts including Michael Falch, Big Fat Snake, C.V. Jørgensen and many more. In addition Peter has released several albums under his own name.

Peter is well known for his high level of professionalism and golden ears all over Denmark as being the founder and owner of the Copenhagen based studio Mediasound. As a musician himself Peter knows all steps of preparation and execution of the concerts.

The BOWIE tribute is proud to work with a legend in the danish music industri.

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