Splice Records reveals line-up, sponsors, and encourages Costumes for iconic birthday event.
Austin, Texas – Splice Records, an independent record label in Houston, is pleased to present as one of the title sponsors of the 8th Annual Bowie Elvis Fest being held on January 14, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Empire Control Room and Garage. Honoring the January 8th birthdays of David Bowie and Elvis, two of the most loved and influential artists of the previous century, this year’s annual incarnation will feature eight bands, an “Oh You Pretty Things” costume fashion contest, themed games and an appearance by Houston’s heralded burlesque troupe, Dem Damn Dames.
This year will also feature a moment of tribute to the fallen Starman himself, David Bowie, who passed 24 hours after last year’s event. Bowie left the world too soon but it may be the coolest exit in human history and we plan to take a one special moment at the end of the night to salute his passing properly. It may be the first year Austin experiences BowiElvis Fest, but it certainly won’t be the last—and it’s definitely a night to remember! Ticket prices are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
“To be involved in an event that celebrates the shared birthdays of two rock and roll icons is an honor,” stated Shaun Brennan, co-founder of Splice Records (alongside artist Craig Kinsey). “When you have great music, a setting like Continental Club, and are working with the amazing people at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company and our other support sponsors, the table is set for an amazing night. Splice Records looks forward to the opportunity to be involved in something bigger than us; the spirit in the air will be unmatched.
Dem Dam Dames return to BowiElvis Fest in 2017 with their uniquely designed BowiElvis stage act and burlesque show! The brainchild of Hank Schyma (of favored local band Southern Backtones fame), who commemorated Elvis’ birthday at Avante Garden each year, Bowie Elvis Fest officially started in 2010 with an inaugural event at the infamous local venue.
“What started as a tribute to Elvis has morphed into a really cool tradition here in Houston and we are so excited for our first year in Austin!” stated Schyma. “The immensely talented acts that are slated to play honor these icons in their own unique way and the fans always show up in their best costumes to pay tribute to these musical geniuses.”
2017 Line Up:
John Evans Henry
Nic Armstrong & The Thieves
Hector Ward & The Big Time
Monoceja (Doing a Spanish tribute to both musicians)
Marshall Moon and Friends
The Dem Dam Dames
Master of Ceremonies: John Mills- McCoin (Local comedian and the master of the master of ceremonies)
For more information, please visit the Bowie Elvis Fest event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/555889621273277/
Austin BowiElvis Fest Jan 14th show tickets in Advance:
Houston BowiElvis Fest in Houston January 7th at the Continental Club & the Big Top, Tickets in Advance:
About Splice Records:
Splice Records was founded in 2014 by Houston musician and philosopher Craig Kinsey, who fronted the wildly popular and award-winning band The Sideshow Tramps, and business man Shaun Brennan. The pair celebrated the partnership in July 2014 during a well-attended soft launch at Fitzgerald’s for the release of Kinsey’s “American Roots & Machines” CD. Kinsey and Brennan continue to expand the label by signing Pecos Hank Schyma, John Evans, and most recently, Arthur Yoria.
To RSVP for the event, or general press inquiries, please contact the team at Juice Consulting:
Heather Wagner Reed
713 208 3891
210 213 8934