Mike Garson is known as David Bowie’s Piano Man. His creative collaboration with the late musician started with Aladdin Sane, David Bowie’s sixth studio album, released by RCA Records on 13 April 1973.
“It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike does this with such enthusiasm that it makes my heart glad just to be in the same room with him” David Bowie once said.
Now Mike Garson will play the Aladdin Sane album in its entirety at O2 ABC Glasgow on Sunday 26th November as part of a new tour.
He will perform with a band including fellow Bowie collaborator guitarist Kevin Armstrong, bassist Ben Ellis, saxophone player Erry Edwards, Mat Hector and guest singer, Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno.
Garson played with Bowie on over 20 albums and 1,000 live shows including the first Ziggy Stardust tour in America in 1972 and Bowie’s last USA tour in 2004, plus Bowie’s last concert in 2006 with Alicia Keys. His back catalogue also includes collaborations with Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan, Free Flight and The Smashing Pumpkins.