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Sven Ratze returns with a spectacular new show ‘Where are we now – Bowie Unraveled’

London Brasserie Zedel

30th May – 1st June @ 9.15pm

One of the best cabaret artists of his generation” TIME OUT NEW YORK

With a career spanning more than two decades, renowned cabaret superstar and international entertainer extraordinaire Sven Ratzke presents a special evening of his unique interpretations of David Bowie songs in his new show ‘Where Are We Now’. The show will premiere this October in Berlin before heading to the US, Australia and Europe.  However, before that, the show will open for previews in London with three nights at London’s Brasserie Zedel on 30th, 31st May & 1st June.

“Exceptional reinterpretations”  THE TIMES ★★★★

After his worldwide critically acclaimed hit show ‘Starman’, Sven will unravel a further collection of vintage Bowie songs in all their beauty and pureness, accompanied by his talented pianist, Christian Pabst.  Expect to hear classics such as Heroes, Rock’n Roll Suicide and Let’s Dance alongside original songs in the tradition and style of Bowie peppered with Sven’s unique storytelling ability.

“Surreal, funny and musically sublime, let’s rip utterly gloriously”               THE STAGE ★★★★

Ratzke has worked and toured with several legendary performers and orchestra’s including Nina Hagen, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, opera singer Claron McFadden, cult band The Tiger Lillies, Grammy-winning orchestra The Metropole Orkest, Asko Schöneberg Ensemble and NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias.  Ratzke had his own talk-music show on German national television called ‘Ratzke’s Rendezvous’.

“Haunting interpretations of Bowie classics”  DAILY MAIL ★★★★

Sven’s most recent show, ‘Homme Fatale’, toured internationally and received high critical praise. With mostly new originally songs and costumes designed by legendary Thierry Mugler, it was a new step in Ratzke incredible versatile career.

Interview with Sven Ratzke:

1. Can you describe yourself in 5 words?

Creative, wild, authentic, glamorous and full of humour – wicked humour

2. What inspired you to create ‘WHERE ARE WE NOW – BOWIE UNRAVELED’

I created a previous show around Bowie, called Starman. Bowie was still alive back then and gave me his permission. The show was more a wild acid dream, full of bizarre stories and beautiful songs. It was a big hit around the world. During the tour Bowie passed away and it was if somebody that was really dear to me, was suddenly gone. It sounds maybe pathetic, but if you are so in somebody’s world, it is as if he’s a part of you. It was growing in me, that I had to make another show: that would show in a intimate setting his brilliant songwriting and that would be a more personal show

3. What can people expect from your show?

We already did a show in NYC and people are very moved. Because in this intimate setting the songs are suddenly so more clear. You get the words and the feeling. It hits you. So we bring these incredible beautiful written songs, in new arrangements, some of them are ballads, some are more up-tempo. And they are all connected through my story telling, that is very entertaining.

4. Thierry Mugler designs your clothes which look fabulous. Can you describe your style to us and why you chose this designer?

He is a real master, he dressed people like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bowie and many others. If you wear his clothes you become another person

Homme Fatale is the newest album of Ratzke and his virtuoso band. It contains mainly original songs that are written for or with Ratzke. And also a few beautiful new interpretations of legendary fatal performers in pop like Bowie, Iggy Pop, Joy Division and Lou Reed. Groovy songs as well as intimate ballades, all blended in a wonderful soundscape. Press and listeners are loving this album and calling it ‚the best of Ratzke yet‘.