Fans of one of British music's favourite sons are in for a treat in Birkenhead next month.

David Bowie remains one of the icons of music yet the only way of experiencing the magic of a Bowie show is to see a top tribute and Paul Henderson is bringing his to Molly’s Chambers in Bridge Street, Saturday, October 9.

The Sound and Vision Aladdin Sane show is the latest in a series of top tributes at the venue which now boasts two stages. Henderson’s visit is part of an extensive tour of the UK, a reflection of the demand for his and his band at festivals, theatres and venues throughout the UK for the last 12 years.

Spokesman for the venue Keith Thompson said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Paul and his band. David Bowie’s music transcended so many genres including classic rock, pop, soul and electronica with an emphasis on theatre. He truly was a trendsetter. Paul’s show encapsulates the spirit of Bowie perfectly.”

Paul Henderson as David Bowie

Paul Henderson as David Bowie

Audiences often comment on how eerily close his voice, moves and mannerisms are to that as Bowie. Paul changes outfits during each show which can stem from any of Bowie’s tours from 1976 to 2003 and in no chronological order so bringing in the element of surprise.

Paul said: “ I am particularly looking forward to playing at Molly’s. I had heard so much about developments at the venue and it was one of the first on the list as we all emerged from lockdown. We aim to make it a very special show for the people of Wirral.”

Paul first caught national attention when he appeared on Stars In Their Eyes in 1993, the first series hosted by Mathew Kelly, where he performed Space Oddity, dressed as Bowie’s legendary Ziggy Stardust. From there he performed at conventions around the country.

With so many songs to chose from, the set list spans all eras with ‘Space Oddity,’ ‘Changes,’ ‘Ashes to Ashes,’ ‘Heroes,’ ‘Lets Dance,’ ‘Drive In Saturday,’ ‘Jean Genie,’ ‘Life On Mars,’ ‘Fame,’ ‘Starman’ and ‘Diamond Dogs’ to list but a few, including some classic album tracks from Bowie’s vast repertoire.

It promises to be a full night (and morning) of entertainment starting at 8 o’clock with popular covers band, Unsung Heroes taking over at 11 in the cellar bar. Tickets can be purchased on Skiddle in advance with a limited number available on the door.