Niki Luparelli sings the songs of David Bowie with the Gold Diggers ~ A loving cabaret tribute to the thin, white Duke
Join Boston Chanteuse Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers for an intimate liaison through the DavidBowie Songbook. It has been said that Bowie was obsessed with the Berlin Cabaret scene while he lived there in the 70s working on what later became known as the Berlin Trilogy of albums (Low, Heroes, and Lodger). It can be argued that cabaret changed his writing and performance style forever.
With Dapper Dan Burkeon piano and vocals, Lower Clef Geoff on upright bass and cello, Legs and Eggs Gregg on drums, and Johnny English on sax.
“Want to see Bowie done cabaret style? We’re pretty sure that no one’s better for that than Niki.”– BostonBandCrush.org
"Something mixed between Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, and Kathy Griffin"- Scene Reports
"Incomparable Chanteuse Extraordinaire"- Telegram.com
"Short of having Frank Sinatra himself walk out onstage I couldn't have asked for a more
1950s-era Vegas night out.- The Noise Magazine, Boston
"Wow, you smell really good." Davy Jones
"You're$%^&*@ hilarious."Steven Wright, comedian
"If you run for mayor, if I'm still alive, I'll campaign for you." Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci
Winner 2011Sexiest Musician, 2011 and 2012 Best Jazz act in Pulse Magazine
Niki was also just chosen to be one of the months in the Narragansett Beer 2013 pinup Calendar.
Bette Midler from her bathhouse days meets Marilyn Monroe meets Dean Martin.
Meet NikiLuparelli, the elusive cabaret triple-threat of classically-trained/abusedvoice, hilarious patter, and drag-queen good looks.
Add the finestmusicians that alcohol can buy and you have Niki Luparelli and the GoldDiggers, the hottest Old Hollywood, Old Vegas, Vintage Nouveau Glam bandaround.
From Boston,(where she was nominated “Best Female Comedian 2012 in the Boston Examiner) tothe World Famous Madame Jojo’s in London, Niki sucks them in with her voice,then punches them in the face, verbally, and not quite so abusively.
She appeared in the 2004 Las VegasComedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival 2002-2007, and wasonce told by Piers Morgan at the Hammerstein ballroom that she was "themost annoying woman [he'd] ever met.” Niki’s response was “I’m number 1!”
Opened for Frank Stallone, Gary Lewis(formerly of the Playboys), and Peter Tork (of the Monkees), and has been told bymany fanny-pack wearing slot players after her gigs at Foxwoods Casino, thatshe is totally "going to make it."
Niki is also Boston's top Marilyn Monroeimpersonator, half of musical comedy duo the Steamy Bohemians, andco-host/producer of the critically acclaimed traveling vintage variety show,Jerkus Circus, which has appeared at Lucky Cheng’s and the Slipper Room.
She has beenputting on David Bowie tributes twice a year in the hopes that David willeither come out of his self-imposed exile to meet her, or sue her. Her soul love for Bowie comes through herinterpretation of his work with such devotion and intensity that she shouldprobably just be institutionalized before someone loses a glittery third eye.
A few articlesabout past Bowie shows
Review in the Boston’sNoise Magazine
Review of Niki’svaudeville routine in London