Vanity Crash

Born on stage under hot lights in the crucible of sound and fury.

Creating punk spunk and glam clamor.

Vanity Crash presents a

Cruise Party – FREE

Featuring lots of David Bowie

Saturday, March 2
The Mercury Music Lounge – 18206 Detroit Ave., Lakewood 44107

We are super excited and honored to be booked to perform our Bowie leaning show on the 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise! To balance out the Bowie songs, we’ll be performing many of our complementary Vanity Crash originals.

The 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise features Foreigner (2024 Rock Hall nominees), Randy Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who, Dave Mason, War, Don MeLean, Gino Vannelli, Peter Asher and more.

Besides hanging on the boat, seeing the bands, and overeating, we will stop at the islands of Aruba and Curaçao. None of us have ever been on a cruise, so that will be an adventure, too!

So come on out and celebrate our upcoming cruise shows with us. We will be doing a dress rehearsal of the cruise shows so you can pretend you are there too, especially if you wear your boat clothes. 😉

An Evening With(out)

David Bowie

Friday, January 12 – Part 1 Birth to Ziggy
At Jilly’s Music Room – 111 N. Main St., Akron 44308 – (330) 576-3757

Saturday, January 13 – Part 2 Heroes to the End
At the BOP STOP – 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland 44113

Thomas Mulready and Vanity Crash present a two-night multimedia perspective on the life and music of David Bowie, one of the most consequential and influential artists of our time.

The two different shows focus on Early (Part One) and Late (Part Two) eras of David Bowie’s life, and feature live original songs and Bowie music by Cleveland’s glam-punk favorites Vanity Crash, intercut with exclusive video interviews, such as with members of Bowie’s band The Spiders From Mars, along with experts and journalists, plus quotes and excerpts of interviews with David Bowie throughout his lifetime.

Vanity Crash are thrilled to announce they will be joining Foreigner, Dave Mason, WAR, Don McLean, Peter Asher and many other major acts as a featured artist on the 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise on the luxury ship Celebrity Summit, departing Miami on March 14, 2024 for a week, with stops in Aruba and Curaçao. Vanity Crash fans can take advantage of the discount code BOWIE.

Vanity Crash will be previewing the shows they will perform on board the ship at the January “An Evening With(out) David Bowie” events.

Vanity Crash will appear in the 1000-seat Celebrity Theatre in March, 2024, performing two shows for the 1800 passengers on board with their show focused on the life and music of David Bowie including exclusive videos, original music and Bowie classics. Thomas Mulready will also perform two shows with his highly researched, in-depth presentation on the life and music of David Bowie. The first of each band and solo show will focus on the early years: David Bowie: Birth to Ziggy (1947-1974); the second will focus on the later years: David Bowie: “Heroes” to the End (1974-2016).



Vanity Crash was born on stage under hot lights in the 
 crucible of sound and fury as the glam-punk band The Angry 
 Inch in Cleveland Public Theater’s production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Ever since, Vanity Crash has been dressing up and throwing down with eye-popping 
 synchronized light shows, outrageous stage costumes and provocative attitude, opening for the likes of the New York Dolls, Poison, Semi Precious Weapons, the Darkness, and Gogol Bordello. The band placed songs in the movies Kingsbury Run and Hellweek. Their recent acclaimed tributes to David Bowie include timeless gems performed live alongside their own incendiary originals.

Jeff Niesel of Scene magazine says, “One of the only bands on the local circuit that keeps the glam rock flame burning brightly, Vanity Crash has been going strong for a decade now, pumping out good, gritty records with regularity.”


Dennis Van Crash

Having played guitar for Queue Up, System 56, Verdanzen and The Times, Dennis has also composed original scores for numerous plays, including the musical version of Lysistrata and the recent hit at Cleveland Public Theatre, Shakespeare’s Titus. Dennis served as musical director and guitarist for the musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. When not writing songs and playing guitar, you can find Dennis behind the camera creating videos and photographs.

Thomas Anonymous

Thomas has appeared in Letters From Camp, Modern Time, The Clean, Haywire and Cats on Holiday. He has performed in the orchestra pit for theatrical productions ranging from West Side Story to Music Man to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As a solo performance artist he has performed in theatres, cafes, bookstores and junkyards throughout the Midwest, New York City, Baltimore and Paris.

Matthew Angel

Matthew loves rock and roll — it’s in his blood. Many say he’s an old soul in a young body. At 22, he is most influenced by the blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn and the hot licks of AC/DC. This persuaded him to get his signature SG guitar. Being in Vanity Crash was exactly what Matthew needed. It had been years since he was in a band, and to find such a good set of musicians that love playing and creating music, it is truly a gift.