Before the Glitter - The Early Life of David Bowie

Melissa Jane Gray

North West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £60 (special rate for W.I.s) - £125. Fuel Exps. over 15 miles
12th April 2018
Rock Music | 1960S | Bowie | Arts

The early life of David Bowie. Before the Glitter and the Glam, Bowie was plain old David Jones. This talk looks at how he started off in the dance halls of 1950's London, but how he was destined for greatness. We hear how he initially wanted to write and perform in musical theatre and how that reveals itself in his early songs. Melissa uses photos, music and video clips with a projector, screen and amplifier to illustrate this talk.

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About Melissa Jane Gray

Melissa has worked for 30 years as a professional voice-over, actor and singer, working regularly for BBC Radio 4. Through an initial involvement with the W.I., she added the strings of Public Speaking to her professional bow a few years ago, and has now gained much experience - including addressing 2000+ ladies at the Lancashire Federation W.I. Autumn General Meeting at the King Georges Hall in Blackburn.

Melissa speaks on various subjects, usually concerning the performance arts - and with a good dousing of humour.

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