The Losers Lounge: A Night Of David Bowie
November 9, 2012
The Losers Lounge are taking the show on the road! Look out Nashville, here we come!
Loser's Lounge was started in 1993 by session keyboardist Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at the Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street, the Loser's Lounge debuted at the Fez nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach.
House band the Kustard Kings joined the show in June 1994 for the Mancini tribute and have been the ace backup band ever since. In any given show, the Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always-exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, the Loser's Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to the Zombies, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of the Mamas and Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights.
Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie McKay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down.
After a 10 years of sold-out shows at Fez, Loser's Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at Joe's Pub. Loser's Lounge has also performed at Celebrate Brooklyn, Westbeth Theater Center, The Knitting Factory, The Bowery Ballroom, Makor, and The Jewish Museum.