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3 October 2015
On 7 November Marc will be appearing as a special guest at La Nuit De La Diva, the long awaited Immodesty Blaize show at the Cafe Royal. The evening will be compered by Scottee and they will be joined by soaring soprano from company Gestalt Arts, a smoking hot Jazz trio and the cream of cabaret aristes. This never to be repeated one off show is part of the Cafe Royal's 150th Anniversary celebrations. Tickets include meal, wine and, of course, the show and are priced at £200. For tickets please send an email to 150yearsanniversary@hotelcaferoyal.com

15 July 2015
Available now:

Limited Edition Photo Book from First Third Books
Limited Edition Photo Book with exclusive 7" vinyl from First Third Books

8 July 2015
Marc and his band will be appearing as joint headliner alongside the Human League at Fele An Phobial Festival in Belfast, UK on 2 August. For tickets and further information visit www.feilebelfast.com

18 June 2015
Marc will be performing at the Unity Festival at Madeira Beach, Florida, USA on 15 August 2015. The festival is to promote racial, religious and sexual orientation tolerance and other acts performing will be Culture Club, My Life With The Thrill Kull Kult, C+C Music Factory and Book Of Love. For tickets and further information visit the Unity Festival website at www.unityfest.us

29 May 2015

An exclusive preview of the forthcoming book from First Third Books is available online at www.theransomnote.co.uk

13 May 2015
The Man Who Sold the World – Live in London
Live Album & Tour. Album Released 1 June 2015

The performance “captured the nascent brilliance and towering ambition of Bowie’s songs from this era”  THE TIMES - David Sinclair, September 2014****

Tony Visconti (bass) and Woody Woodmansey’s (drums) Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory (vocals) and Steve Norman (acoustic guitar, saxophone, percussion and vocals) announce the release of a historic live double album The Man Who Sold the World – Live in London on 1 June via Maniac Squat Records. The album comprises David Bowie’s entire The Man Who Sold The World album (also produced by Visconti) alongside other classic Bowie songs from 1970-73, and was recorded at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on 22 September 2014. This remarkable performance features very specials guests Marc Almond and Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet.

The Man Who Sold the World is unusually sonically heavy and dystopian for a Bowie album; with lyrical themes including annihilation and a totalitarian machine. The sound combines riff-laden heavy rock with futurist synth sounds and Visconti’s innovative production techniques. The distinctive and robust guitar playing which contributed so much to the artistic success of this remarkable record was Mick Ronson, who sadly died in 1993. Mick’s daughter Lisa and niece Hannah performed on this live album.

"I am thrilled how well this new album represents the live show we did last September.  I always wanted to have a fresh go at playing the The Man Who Sold The World album live as it was never played live ever! Woody Woodmansey and I, two of the original musicians who recorded this dark masterpiece, are still ready, willing and able (and, I might add, FIT) are joined by Glenn Gregory, not stepping into Mr Bowie’s shoes, but making this music his very own. So to say I’m in HEAVEN when I’m playing with this band is understating how satisfying it is to revisit something I’ve been wanting to do all these years.”  TONY VISCONTI

“In September last year Tony and I had the pleasure of joining forces as a rhythm section for the first time since 1970 when we recorded the The Man Who Sold The World album with David Bowie and Mick Ronson. At the time we were all looking forward to presenting it to audiences in a live situation as we felt it would be exciting for them and us. Unfortunately this never came to pass… until September last year. From the first song in rehearsals, which was Width Of A Circle, it was obvious that we were right about our earlier excitement. With Glenn Gregory on lead vocals, Steve Norman and the rest of the band, each song had its own special magic, as Bowie songs do. We stayed true to the spirit and essence of the songs whilst adding a contemporary edge to them”. WOODY WOODMANSEY

“Singing those iconic songs live on stage with such amazing musicians was, I think, one of the most exciting things I have ever done in my life. And fuck me I’m going to do it again… yeehaaaa.” GLENN GREGORY

Track listing on the live album:
1 The Width of A Circle
2 All The Madmen
3 Black Country Rock
4 After All (with Marc Almond)
5 Running Gun Blues
6 Saviour Machine
7 She Shook Me Cold
8 The Man Who Sold The World
9 The Supermen
10 Life On Mars
11 Hang Onto Yourself
12 Ziggy Stardust
13 Watch That Man (with Marc Almond)
14 Cracked Actor
15 Lady Stardust
16 Starman
17 Time
18 Five Years
19 Moonage Daydream
20 White Light/White Heat
21 Jean Genie/Love Me Do

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory are touring the UK and Dublin at the following venues this June:
Friday12 Isle of Wight Festival
(*) Sat 13 Oxford, O2 Academy
Sun 14 Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Mon 15 Bristol, O2 Academy
Wed 17 Norwich, Arts Centre
(*) Thurs 18 Liverpool, O2 Academy
(*) Sun 21 Leeds, O2 Academy
(*) Mon 22 Hull, The Welly
Wed 24 Dublin, Olympia
Thurs 25 Glasgow, O2 ABC
Fri 26 Newcastle, O2 Academy
(*) Sun 28 Colchester, Arts Centre
(*) Mon 29 Birmingham, O2 Academy
(*) Tues 30 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

(*)= Marc Almond will be appearing at these shows

13 May 2015
Jobriath AD, the fascinating film documentary about Jobriath by Kieran Turner, is released on DVD/LP on 19 May 2015. It features wonderful rare footage, extended interviews, extras and the clip of Jobriath's song Be Still by Marc and filmed by Jamie Mcleod.

13 May 2015
An article on DangerousMinds about the forthcoming book from First Third Books is available here.

8 May 2015
The Velvet Trail competition is now closed and the winners have been chosen. The winning entries are:

SCAR - Aly Lyu (via Instagram)
EARTHLY - Christine Bintcliffe (via Twitter)
THE VELVET TRAIL - Bittersweet (via Twitter)
OVERALL WINNER - Lisa Wesley (via Twitter)

Thank you to everyone that took part in the competition, the amount of entries was fantastic, and, of course, massive congratulations to all the winners.