In 1998 Sly Thompson found himself working at the Port Theatre.
“I was working there doing the behind-the-scenes kind of thing,” Thompson told the News Bulletin.
Fast-forward nearly two decades and Thompson is a highly regarded David Bowie impersonator, who has toured throughout North America.
On Sept. 13, Thompson will be performing at the Port Theatre as part of his A Night of Bowie routine.
“It’s a more classic, refined, older Bowie,” Thompson said about the show. “The music is awesome and the band is great. I think everybody is really going to enjoy it.”
A Night of Bowie will include the typical classic Bowie hits as well as a variety of other songs by the British music star. Thompson’s performance recreates a classic Bowie concert experience.
“That’s what we are trying portray, of course,” he said. “Mind you we don’t have a multimillion-dollar , but it is a multi-media show.”
Thompson began his portrayal of Bowie back in the 1980s and has performed in numerous cities including Las Vegas, and Stanford, Calif.