“David Brighton…the last David Bowie on earth…the only person who could actually step in for David Bowie…”
- Vice Magazine
“Time and Space Oddity - As modern physics teaches us, time is relative. Time travel however is still in its theoretical stage. At least that's what I thought before seeing Space Oddity. Fortunately I was near the front of the stage and had the luxury of verifying my senses from time to time. But for those sitting in the rear, it must have seemed to them, that they truly had been shifted in time and space. David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to actually step in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever know. The band members are not only accomplished musicians, but they have nailed the original arrangements down perfectly. Experiencing Space Oddity made for a truly remarkable evening."
- Harry Maslin, Producer (of David Bowie's YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION Albums
“David Brighton has studied Bowie like Bowie studied Elvis...”
- Earl Slick, David Bowie’s guitar player for over 40 years
David Brighton on the cover of Las Vegas Magazine
"David Bowie has worked with David Brighton...What does that tell you about the credibility of a tribute artist?"
- Las Vegas Review Journal
David Brighton's Space Oddity performing Live on AXS TV
“David! You were perfect as Bowie and your band was spot on. The crowd was captivated and our TV audience was thrilled. Thank you for being a pro the whole time!” - Katie Daryl / AXS TV Producer
David Brighton featured on the Legends In Concert Billboard on Las Vegas Boulevard
“David Bowie in Legends in Concert, headlining the new cast with James Brown, Britney, The Temptations and Elvis at Harrah's…a revue with some real talent…” – Las Vegas Sun
"I’ve seen many, and I do mean many acts and I can honestly say David Brighton is one of the best performers I've ever seen. He's great. He's bringing in a whole new demographic..." - Connie Clark, Legends In Concert
"You present him so well, it takes me back to a lot of good times with the boss man." - Bob Barnes, Lighting Director for David Bowie
© Renee Silverman
“Not only does David Brighton have the look and mannerisms of Bowie, but he's got that unique vocal quality as well. A long line twisted down the Sunset Strip with eager Bowie fans waiting to grab front row center. Many came decked out in glitter and platform shoes, 70s era T-shirts and the works. Brighton's outstanding mimicry of the legendary David Bowie was undeniable and it was hard not to blur the line between the two. Wow and wow and wow again....” - Rene Silverman, Musette Magazine
"The band sounded amazing... and David Brighton sang the songs and interacted with the crowd just like Bowie..."
- Richard Blade - KROQ and SiriusXM Radio
"Magnificent...David Brighton does a brilliant David Bowie..."
- Alfonso Ribeiro, Actor (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
photo by John Santana
"That was a great show. I could not leave... the vocals were outstanding, great playing too. Very well produced... the quality was great... the best..." - Wayne Carlson, Head Sound Engineer, Harrah's Casino
"David… you're the best at what you do… the cream of the crop… loved every second of it. Thanks for being here!”
- Dan Gaines, Director of Entertainment
"It was such a GAS to see your show David! We had a blast! THANK YOU!" - Cherie Currie, The Runaways
"David Brighton is amazing! Check out his David Bowie show!" - Marie Currie
“During a recent phone interview with David Brighton, the performer told me that when emulating the influential icon, he strives to capture Bowie's essence. What I (and the rest of the sell-out crowd) didn’t anticipate was the sparkling level of subtlety Brighton was able to encapsulate during his program. With the aid of a crack five-piece band, Brighton made believers out of each and every person at the superb Capitol Theater on Saturday night ... and he did so in grand fashion. Brighton ripped into a blazing version of Bowie’s anthem “Rebel Rebel” and never let up from there. As the night wore on, the performer continued to lose himself deeper and deeper into his spectacular recreation of the spirit and the essence of David Bowie. Switch, Brighton’s spectacular lead guitarist delved deep into the sexiness and unabashed rock power of the late Mick Ronson, Bowie’s Ziggy-era axeman. The spotless, seamless opening riff of “The Man Who Sold the World” was an instant reminder of the love and passion most of us in the theater felt for Bowie’s art as well as for the color and character Ronson added to that amazing body of work. Brighton’s faithful, tasteful and loving recreation of the man and his magic has proven a fine way to relive the magic and mystique Bowie left behind.” - Gabe Echazabal/ Tracy May, Creative Loafing
“David Brighton…you rock!!! Bowie is one of my favorite artists... and you are the real deal.... I swear I felt like (it was) Bowie himself." - Chuck Wright, Bassist for Quiet Riot
“David Brighton is brave. To put on a David Bowie act is dangerous. To emulate such a musical genius, a one-of-a-kind persona, is artistic suicide. You either nail it or die. There is no grey area. Brighton and his band arrived in Montreal on Thursday evening. Music is a big deal in this city. Concert-goers forking out their dough are pretty knowledgeable. Brighton is ripe for criticism. Miss a note, flub a lyric – the artist may as well head across the street and cry to a Transgender person at Club Cleopatra. Brighton and his band practically nailed it from the get-go. Brighton’s uncanny resemblance…along with his perfect Bowie moves and voice, filled with the right pitches and tones for all of Bowie’s catalogue….made the most vigilant Bowie fan sit up straight. It was a celebration of Bowie’s genius. There was something for every generation and Brighton (and his band) emulated Bowie to perfection in each one. Paul Nelson (guitar/ vocals), Switch (guitar/vocals), Trent Stroh (bass/vocals), Ryan Brown (drums/percussion) and Brooke Naughton (Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion) performed like aliens. Superhero efforts in duplicating the Bowie sound. The entire ‘night out’ was a history lesson in music. No matter the decade, Brighton made it obvious. Bowie was a flower. A performer ahead of his time as a musician, a songwriter and an actor both on stage and off. David Brighton is a seed from that flower. Firmly planted and displaying his beauty through voice, charisma and an obvious love for Bowie. David Brighton is proof. THERE IS LIFE ON MARS.” - Rick Keene Music Scene
“David Brighton and his musicians ignited Montreal, Canada last night. Everything about the double of the glam rock king cries Bowie. His way of moving, his voice, his physique and even his British roots. Indeed, this experience is unique…the music, the costumes and the presence of Brighton catapults us directly back in time - the whole audience has its arms in the air and we are witnessing a truly magical moment. A must see for all Bowie undisputed fans.” - Sarah Brabant, Sorstu.ca
"Well done! David Brighton recreates many of David Bowie's personas with much style. If you get a chance to go and see his remarkable…ever professional Space Oddity, do. This guy is cool..." - BowieNet (David Bowie's Official Web Site)
"There are a lot of impersonator shows out there, but not very many can actually convince you... make you believe that you’re experiencing the real thing. David Brighton however, is an exception to the rule. He really takes on the persona of David Bowie and is quite convincing. I’m one of those huge, hard-core, dedicated Bowie fans. When I first saw David Brighton and his band, Space Oddity, I remember on the first song, I had a bit of an attitude. I stood in the back, with my arms crossed. After a while I forgot that it wasn't David Bowie. Brighton (let’s just call him David Bowie) did a phenomenal performance as the Thin White Duke... the closest thing I’ve seen to the real David Bowie. Catch David Brighton and experience the amazing David Bowie in the incarnations of past years...up close and personal - or as close as you can get." - Uncle Scotty, Morning Host - 93.5 The Quake Radio
“I have now witnessed Bowie’s Doppelganger with my own eyes! Brighton and his all-star band blasted onto the stage underneath the starry skies of The Strawberry Bowl Amphitheatre and proved his worth! In every nuance of movement, through channeling Bowie vocally to an incredible exacting, Brighton exudes the same charisma and intensity as the real Rocket Man himself. The crowd is fueled, on their feet, cheering, all eyes forward on the stage… for here, David Bowie is resurrected to this space in time. No one seems to notice this David is not the other. Brighton has really made the grade. Sadly, we have lost our Major Tom to the heavens... but a bright star remains shining here on earth, keeping his memory alive. Brighton’s show is an energized performance from start to finish. The flamboyantly mantled Switch (as Mick Ronson) rips out blistering guitar solos to our distraction. Brighton and Guitarist/Vocalist Paul Nelson tear up the stage in an amazing rendition of Under Pressure. Nelson’s Freddie Mercury vocals are as impressive as his counterparts, making this a stand out moment in the Space Oddity experience. The stage is a constant spectacular display of performance by the highly esteemed accomplished crew of musicians that come together making Space Oddity a show of epic proportion that should not be missed!” - Gypsy, BackStage360
David Brighton as David Bowie in Vittel Television Commercial
“Bowie time warps and David Brighton...We have been thrilling to the Vittel water advert that David Brighton appeared in playing David Bowie's various incarnations."
- Mojo Music Magazine
"Mr. Brighton did a great job (portraying early David Bowie alter-egos in the Vittel / Reality commercial), all the fans fell for it." - Total Blam Blam, BowieNet (News Editor of David Bowie's Official Web Site)
“David is a good actor. He's one way, then he gets into those costumes... His mannerisms, the way he walks, the way he looks at you - everything changes. He becomes David Bowie." - Eve Ramboz, CGI Director (on the Vittel/Reality Commercials)
David Brighton with Beauty Queen, Robin Shepard Griffin
"I travel all over the world and this is my favorite band of all time! David Brighton is so talented and entertaining....he looks just like David Bowie and sounds just like him. He puts on the best concert out of anyone I have seen! Amazing... I always have such a good time!"
- Robin Shepard Griffin - Ms. America International
"I served as president of the official David Bowie Fan Club in the 1970s. One great benefit was having the chance to catch several shows from Bowie’s famous Station To Station tour, as it wound through the US, England and Europe. It’s a memory that I have worked hard to keep fresh in mind. Now I won’t have to try so hard. David Brighton and the Space Oddity band’s recreation of David Bowie from that era, and from every other moment in Bowie’s colorful career, is as note-perfect and spot-on as you could wish. I can now simply drop in on one of Brighton's band’s stellar Bowie performances and experience, right in front of me, everything I remember from those golden years. Count me a fan!”
- Michael Olsen, Official David Bowie Fan Club
“David Brighton is David Bowie in the mind-boggling Space Oddity show. I don’t think you can do any better than David Brighton’s show..." - Chris Epting, WebTalkRadio.net
“I thought (David Brighton's Bowie was) great. He has a really good singing voice..." - Danny Wilde, The Rembrandts
David Brighton’s Monumental Space Oddity – The Ultimate David Bowie Experience... Let me first state that never, and I do mean never, have I seen any sort of impersonator show. I (quite mistakenly in this case) always envisioned a dude who half-way sorta sounds like Elvis in a gold jacket, and that simply isn't my cup of tea, bag of beans or box of truffles. I know that sounds incredibly snooty. I own my superior attitude about music and performers, especially when it comes to DAVID BOWIE, for-pity-sake. But just hold on for ONE minute. While Big Brother Mark Zuckerberg was spying on my posts, Facebook posted an ad on my sidebar for Space Oddity, David Brighton's David Bowie Experience, which happened to be coming to a venue nearby. I clicked on the link, which then sent me to a YouTube video that literally gave me goose bumps as I watched in amazement. Let me preface this by stating I've had the thrill of seeing David Bowie twice in concert-- So I was quite skeptical and a bit smirky while this video of David Brighton was buffering on my slow-as-hell-laptop--then I couldn't breathe--in the best way. I was immediately struck by not only Brighton's vocals, but his liquid-sexy Bowie movements. Clearly, we have someone who has more than done his homework on the Legend that is David Bowie. Another indication of just how incredible David Brighton is, is that he worked with Bowie himself in an advertisement for Vittel, a French bottled water, to play Bowie's alter-egos who have taken over his house. Anyway - I wrote a huge piece (gush-fest) last week about Brighton and his Bowie show. That article was written prior to witnessing the flawless performance that IS Brighton as Bowie in Washington last Saturday night. The show was even more than I had anticipated. The time has come for me to officially and legally change my name to 7th Grade Squealing Girl...but rather than squealing over (Justin) Bieber, it's David Brighton and David Bowie. Brighton's performance was so spot-ON that it was almost eerily unnerving, but in the best possible way. What I loved the most about Brighton's performances - plural - was that we were able to experience the many different personae of Bowie throughout his bountiful career. David Brighton brought all of these "characters", if you will, to life--intimately aloof and up close and personal. Brighton might as well have been a hologram.... I was supposed to be taking notes for this review, but I physically and emotionally could not stay seated. All I could manage was get to the front of the stage to be closer and dance in my red 6" platform shoes, as this performance truly deserved. This was NOT the time for a notebook and pen. The amazing 90-minute show felt like 15 minutes. I didn't want it to end. All I can say, is Oh - My – Goodness - you better GO."
- Diva Julia, Dipped In Cream
“David Brighton is so fabulous, he blows even me away. I know Bowie, and have seen almost every one of his concerts... and Brighton is exceptionally BRILLIANT. He is so meticulous about every detail...it's beyond. He looks like him, has his distinctive voice down, and the mannerisms are exact. Absolute perfection. Just amazing. There has be a better word than amazing… the best!”
- Kona Cindy, Kona Cindy Productions
“David Brighton's Bowie is an uncanny likeness musically as well as visually. I was blown away..." - Rob Christie, Capitol Records
“I go all the way back with Bowie (first time I saw him live was the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974) and Space Oddity's show left me with the same end result as an actual Bowie performance. David Brighton's David Bowie is so good, one can just relax and suspend scrutiny...terrific. My wife and I loved it. Thanks for a great evening." - Steve Ochs, Television Producer
"David Brighton IS the Bowie we’ve all seen and missed through the years... Now, we’re not just talking about some guy that goes up there, wears the yellow suit and belts out a few tunes. I’m talking about a guy who’s studied the man from head to toe. We arrive early; to make sure we have a good spot up front... The opening chords to “Fame” begin and from the darkness, the Thin White Duke emerges.... He slinks across the stage, the way only one man could possibly do... David B[righton] emerges and his face, body, and voice exude the aura of the great one. For the next 90 minutes, David B[righton] had the women to their feet dancing before him, throwing him notes, yelling out songs, and he does the nod, the wink and the smile. As “Mick Ronson” went into a solo, David B[righton] escapes and returns as Ziggy Stardust. He sees that his audience is more receptive to the bigger hits, but still isn’t afraid to dabble in the more unknown Bowie catalogue that only the diehard Bowie fans would know and thus begins the first few chords of “Kooks...” As his third set begins, he then sends us forward to Bowie’s early 80’s and that canary yellow suit, peroxide hair and a softened mature David comes out to greet us. One that never looks back, but plays the tunes where women are now taking their shoes off and offering them to him as props for “Let’s Dance” (even if they were silver, rather than red). The men, at this point are mesmerized by the ride they’ve been taken on... David B. had something up his sleeve. He made a quick smile and the familiar sound of my childhood filled the room. With voices, charm and something that my former seven year old self used to die for, Brighton played "Magic Dance" for us. The room was thumpin' and the vast generations sang along with him, ashamed of nothing. Just like Bowie would always back himself up with a talented band, Brighton had a five person band behind him, each with their own style, and as Bowie would, he stepped away into the shadows to let them have their moments. Because, without good support, he’d just be that guy belting out tunes. He’s slender, much like The Man, and has enormous platforms to fill. He really is a treat to see if you’ve missed Bowie’s performances, weren’t born in time to see them (*cough-ziggy-cough*), or have never seen a Bowie show before. This is a full-on production. Do yourself a favor and go see him."
- Shannon Conley, Festival Manager, Croteau Productions
Matt Pinfield, KROQ DJ
"Great! I really liked how (they) integrated the studio versions of Bowie's songs with his live versions..."
- Matt Pinfield, Music Critic / KROQ Radio DJ / former MTV VJ
“I love his show - the music is played straight, and he has a fun attitude which makes it really a good night of music. And lots of costume changes!" - Brian Kehew, producer, recording engineer, author (of Recording The Beatles)
“Loved your show, it was amazing…. You really have Bowie down…the look too… Some people around me were saying “Is that really David Bowie?” Great job…you’re doing something really special.”
- Rob Juarez – When In Rome
“David Brighton looks and sounds just like David Bowie!"
- Karen Kaye, Cool 94.3 Radio
- Chelsie Foster, Dick Clark Productions
“David… man you've really nailed it. (And I) loved the (Vittel) commercial. I first saw Bowie do Ziggy at the historic Rainbow theatre shows in 1972... then at Radio City Music Hall, the same year. I also saw Serious Moonlight at the LA Forum and finally the Glass Spider Tour at Anaheim Stadium. I was a bigger fan than I remembered..."
- Mick Mashbir - Lead guitarist for Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle of Love albums and tours.
“David Brighton does one heck of a David Bowie impersonation..." - Hal Eisner - UPN Channel 13 News