Delighting rock audiences with a new Tony Visconti series
Our newest series for Sky Arts sees the legendary producer Tony Visconti, the man behind the controls for much of David Bowie’s career, enter the spotlight. The new 6 part series, Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes, sees Tony scour the UK and Ireland over the course of a month to find unsigned musicians and bands to perform at a concert celebrating his career at the Union Chapel in London. In the series Tony enlists the help of Grammy Award winning star of the Police, Stewart Copeland, and contemporary star Imelda May to search London and Ireland respectively to find brilliant musicians to perform at the concert.
The show also features Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nitin Sawhney as Tony Visconti’s right hand man, mentoring the acts during rehearsals in the lead up to the concert and acting as the Music Director on the show night.
The series culminates with the Union Chapel concert – a unique event that saw stars such as Stewart Copeland, Imelda May, Bob Geldof, Nitin Sawhney, Glenn Gregory and Tony’s own band Holy Holy perform alongside some brilliant unsigned and unknown musicians. They perform the music that Tony has produced including hits from David Bowie, T-Rex, The Boomtown Rats and many others.
The series airs on Sky Arts from Tuesday 5th September.
Our other shows for Sky Arts have included two seasons of Guitar Star, Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road and The Ronnie Wood Show.