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Kevin Armstrong and Erdal Kizilcay

Iggyfest: Blah Blah Blah performed by The Passengers

22 Nov 2013

Join us for a live performance of Iggy Pop’s seminal 1986 electronica/rock crossover album Blah Blah Blah, co-written with David Bowie.

The Passengers:

Kevin Armstrong is a guitarist, producer and songwriter who has worked with a huge range of artists, including Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Prefab Sprout, Sinead O’Connor and Morrissey. Kevin played lead guitar on Blah Blah Blah and toured the world as Iggy Pop’s bandleader. He was David Bowie’s guitarist and musical director at Live Aid in 1985.

Erdal Kizilcay is a multi-instrumentalist musician who has worked with numerous artists, including Iggy and Bowie. He played synthesizer, bass, drums, string arrangements and backing vocals on Blah Blah Blah. David Bowie on Erdal Kizilcay: 'I heard him playing and was amazed; he kept switching instruments all night long and he was great on everything he touched! So I asked him if he wanted to start working with me'.

Richard Cottle is a keyboard player who has performed and recorded with the likes of Bowie, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Manic Street Preachers.

‘The Countess’ Alex Zapak is a performance artist and singer, described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘the Femme Fatale of the NY underground'.

Andy Anderson is a drummer. He has played with Iggy, Hawkwind, Steve Hillage, The Cure and Peter Gabriel, amongst others.

Steve Norman plays saxophone, guitar and percussion in Spandau Ballet.

Support from Gum Takes Tooth – imagine two opposed drummers igniting a dense rhythm engine to propel thunderous acid synth and refracted vocal manipulations… and you are on the right track.


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