Nanaimo’s Sly Thompson performs A Night of Bowie at the Port Theatre on Saturday.

Singer returns to the Port Theatre

David Bowie cover artist to play at the same venue he once worked at over 15 years ago.

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.

A Night of Bowie takes place on Saturday (Sept. 13) at the Port Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29.50-$37.50. For more information, please visit or

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