The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Celebrates David Bowie
Ed. note: The following was sent by the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra. The first performance is on June 22. A second performance is on June 23.
THE ULTRASONIC ROCK ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ZIGGY STARDUST AT THE ARLINGTON REGENT THEATRE
Rock Band with Ties to Somerville Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Rock Legend David Bowie
For the first time, The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (URO) is performing 'live' all 11 songs from David Bowie's concept album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.' With a broad fan base ranging from pre-teens to bona fide rock fans with years of head-banging experience, the URO brings the often heard but rarely performed crown jewels of classic rock to vivid life. A second set will feature hit songs from The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Queen.
Originally formed by Somerville-based singer, Sal Clemente and Arlington resident and drummer, Alan Ware, this giant rock band of 10 singers and 5 instrumentalists has been together since 2004. Performances pay homage to the rock giants of the 70s: Queen, The Who, The Beatles, Bowie and Zeppelin – using the group’s combined variety, range, depth and power. The URO is a grand rock and roll spectacle.
“I like to call it I-Max rock,” says co-creator, producer, and performer, Sal Clemente. “It's music that is incredibly tough to pull off live, unless you have a bunch of singers and an absolutely killer band, which we just happen to have. God love ‘em, there’s no way the corner bar band can pull off Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen never even played the whole song live, they skipped the intro and played a tape during the ‘Galileo’ section. With the URO you get the whole experience, with every note sung and played live.”
“A man actually came up to me in tears, nearly speechless because as a teenager he’d bought Abbey Road and the Beatles broke up the next day,” said drummer, creator, producer Alan Ware, “He thought he’d never get to hear songs from that record performed live, it was actually a dream come true for him and that’s a great feeling, to know that you’ve really connected with the audience in that way. Performing Bowie’s Ziggy in its entirety looks to be a similar experience.”
The Boston Herald says: ‘The URO is looking like a local institution in the making...a grandiose, fist-in-the-air salute to all things rock.’ And the Boston Metro writes of the band: ‘Only a handful of bands are licensed to rock you that hard, and the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra certainly has that license.’
On Saturday, June 23, the URO will perform a second show featuring a number of different songs by the icons of rock, Queen, The Beatles, Bowie, The Who, and Led Zeppelin.
Check out www.urorocks.com for more info.
Ticket prices are $25 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at the Regent Theatre, 781-646-4849, or online at http://www.regenttheatre.com.
The Regent Theatre is located at 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA; Phone: 781-646-4849
For videos and more information, visit: www.urorocks.com