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​​Bowie in Berlin: Sound and Vision

Paul Green Rock Academy guest starring Red 40, Johnny Showcase, & Jess Conda


Categories: Music

Dates: September 7, 2023 - September 8, 2023

Run Time: 80 mins

Venue: FringeArts


The next generation of rock stars are joined on stage by cabaret legends Red 40, Johnny ShowcaseJess Conda, and Lex Thammavong to pay homage to David Bowie, sharing the sound and vision of his famed Berlin Trilogy. 

This special event will feature 28 songs from all three of Bowie’s Berlin Albums — Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979) — performed by Philly’s cabaret icons alongside students aged 10-18 from the Paul Green Rock Academy. 

From a purely musical perspective, Bowie’s catalog is a one-stop-shop in terms of genres, moods, modes, and approaches, all played by top-notch musicians. The Berlin Trilogy is a highly influential and acclaimed body of work in the artist’s decades-spanning catalog. Originating from Bowie’s move from Los Angeles to a divided Germany in 1976 to address a worsening drug addiction, the Berlin Albums show Bowie at one of his most innovative, but also alienated periods of life.

About the Artist

Paul Green is a master teacher. He is responsible for changing the way that rock music is taught internationally. His knowledge, artistry, and experience provide his students with an education which far surpasses that of most music teachers.

Paul, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is the founder of an international franchised corporation of music schools. He has produced music festivals, hosted a radio show, been the music director for the Woodstock Film Festival, helped in the production of two documentary films, tour managed/managed globally revered musical artists, performed in the national touring band “Gene Ween Does Billy Joel”, and worked with Michael Lang and Steve Vai on the opening of a college-level program.

Paul has produced countless trips and tours for his students. These unique tours have included performances with Jon Anderson, Fred Armison, Adrian Belew, Alice Cooper, Stewart Copeland, Gail Ann Dorsey, Dr. Know, Donald Fagan, Perry Farrell, Peter Frampton, Gibby Haynes, Scott Ian, Ed Mann, John Medeski, Kate Pierson, Marky Ramone, Vernon Reid, LeAnn Rimes, John Sebastian, Slash Brendon Small, Sister Sparrow, Ronnie Spector, Eddie Vedder, Denny Walley, Gene Ween, John Wettom, Ike Willis, Ann Wilson.

Paul’s pride, however, is in his teaching and the success of his students. PGRA is his dream school - an advanced group of aspiring, determined, hard-working, ambitious, and hungry young musicians.

Paul’s graduates have gone on to perform professionally with artists including A.C. Newman, Arc Iris, Adrian Belew, Bad Brains, Baroness, Beck, The Bobby Lees, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cirque Du Soleil, Cleric, David Lee Roth, Dr Dog, Fetty Wap, Gene Ween, Hollywood Ending, The Iron Maidens, Jon Anderson, Misstallica, Phony Ppl, Project Object, Striking Matches, The Skins, Theophilus London, and John Zorn.


  • Carol BeamFestival Producer
  • Sissie and Herb LiptonFestival Co-Producer

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