Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs
In 2007, I got back in touch with some old friends and we formed the “LS&DD” band, a tribute to David Bowie and his eclectic repertoire. Me, as the leading vocalist, Angelo Caselli, keyboards, Fabrizio Nicastro, bass, Fabrizio Regoli, guitar, Carlo Senzacqua drums.
We poured effort and fantasy in our shows and the public greeted them warmly. But we were well aware that we were offering an illusion, that people came for Bowie's music, that we shared the applauses with his myth.
This adventure lasted until 2011.
Angelo Caselli and I are still on stage with an unplugged Bowie, intimate and emotional. Together we can offer rare pieces like:
In 2009, my schedule already full of engagements with “LS&DD”, I accepted to help another Bowie tribute's band, doomed to dissolve by the sudden leaving of its singer. It was a success. In 2011, its former singer was back and I was abruptly dismissed...very rudely....by phone. Not my style, but a useful experience nonetheless.
Anyway, I have cited this episode because I learned, later on, that, in spite of my having been their rescuer and, by general consent, “having made the difference”, some members of the band had never accepted a Bowie-alike woman. I have met many bias, prejudiced people, but my performances on stage have always succeeded in changing their mind. Well....being Lady Stardust sure is a tough job...
Ambra Mattioli (lead vocalist)
Angelo Caselli (keyboards, piano)
Fabrizio Nicastro (bass guitar)
Fabio Regoli (electric guitar)
Carlo Senzacqua (drums)
Lady Stardust performed by Ambra Mattioli (Lead Vocalist) David Bowie Tribute feat. Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs Band
Life On Mars? performed by Ambra Mattioli (Lead Vocalist) David Bowie Tribute feat. Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs Band
Ziggy Stardust performed by Ambra Mattioli (Lead Vocalist) David Bowie Tribute feat. Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs Band
Port of Amsterdam David Bowie tribute by Ambra Mattioli (vocalist) live @ Alkatraz, Rome, Italy, 2009-06-18 feat. Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs (LS&DD)
As The World Falls Down by Ambra Mattioli (vocalist) feat. Angelo Caselli (piano), David Bowie Tribute @ Stazione Birra, Rome, Italy, 2011-04-03 Lady Stardust & Diamond Dogs (LS&DD) live concert
Time David Bowie cover by Ambra Mattioli (vocalist) & Angelo Caselli (piano) Unplugged @ Porky's Live Music Pub, Frascati, Rome, 2013-07-28