El Vy Pays Tribute to Bowie on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Portland's Brent Knopf joined El Vy bandmate Matt Berninger and New Orleans' Stay Human for a tribute to the late star on last night's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Added bonus: Matt Sheehy (of Ramona Falls and Lost Lander) on bass.

By Fiona McCann January 12, 2016

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Matt Berninger bows his head to the late, great David Bowie on the set of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, during El Vy's performance of "Let's Dance."

Portland's Brent Knopf and the National's Matt Berninger took to the stage as El Vy last night (Monday, January 11) on CBS's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, to pay homage to David Bowie with their take on "Let's Dance." On the day after his death, the musicians gave the Bowie track some funk-synth treatment, with added brass swing—and a stomping, Joe Saylor tambourine solo—provided by Colbert's house band Stay Human. Berninger was in full-throated tribute against a backdrop of Bowie images, with a rollicking, dance-tastic, cross-genre version of the 1983 Bowie hit.  The appearance of Matt Sheehy—he of Ramona Falls and Lost Lander—on bass upped the PDX quotient. Watch the performance here:

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