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1112858.  Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:01 pm Reply with quote

Vintage Car Collection is a 5-piece band who do exclusively covers of songs about cars, involving a lot of early Springsteen, Prince's Pretty Little Red Corvette, and so forth.
By pure coincidence, the surnames of the members are Ford, Suzuki, Morris, Austin and Benz. Oddly, not one of them has ever passed a driving test.

And now for your auditory pleasure, Catch-21

1150359.  Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:51 am Reply with quote

Catch 21 is the forerunner of that always-going-in-circles group, Catch 22.
It was thought to consist of 21 members but only has 3, who have used the sum of 2+1 to get their name.

And now, make welcome:

Pregnant Spaghetti Rain

1152508.  Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:24 am Reply with quote

Pregnant Spaghetti Rain is a soft jazz trio from Rhyl, Wales, discovered by LA record label, ROX, via Youtube, after their self-produced hit music video for Don't Forget to Water the Plants went viral. After signing with ROX, they are currently residing in a hut deep into the Nevada Desert. ROX assigned Keith Chegwin to be their mentor and lyricist for the debut studio album, Bovril and Bank Holiday Blues, which is to be released in time for 2015 Christmas shoppers.

Without further ado, I give you

Legalize It

1152513.  Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:01 am Reply with quote

Legalize It were a short-lived charity project by a German-Dutch community choir in the west of Ireland. They raised funds for the equally short-lived campaign to legalise dark rye bread, but folded after three weeks when a communal trip to Dublin resulted in the realisation that dark rye bread was already perfectly legal, but supermarkets west of the Shannon simply didn't stock it.

Ladies and gentlemen, a big hand please for...

Blue Rose of Michigan



1152566.  Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Rose Schniclegruber is a singer from Michigan who has a cracking voice, adaptable to a variety of styles: unfortunately she suffers from an extreme form of Tourette's, which means her versions of songs are, well, a bit more graphic than the originals. An album of Beatles covers includes She fucks you, yeah yeah yeah, Michelle (fucking hell),and Yesterday (bollocks)
Blue Rose Michigan is the ever-changing group of musicians who back her in stage, usually with big grins on their faces.

Next up
Horn of Plenty

1152606.  Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:38 am Reply with quote

Horn of Plenty were a Christian close harmony act originally known as the Schickelgruber Family Trio who renamed themselves after being alerted that the original name was not only unfortunate because they were actually a quintet. Founded by Clark and Mary Schickelgruber (no relation) with their teenage daughters Faith, Hope and Charity in 1968, they quickly became known in their home state of North Dakota for their energetic renditions of Old World hymns such as A Mighty Fortress is our God, and their enormous hairdos. Their first single The Lord is my Shepherd (I shall not want) experimented with psychedelic stylings and thereby alienated their entire fanbase in one go. Their second single, released as Horn of Plenty feat. Crippled Little Jimmy, is a bargain bin staple all across the United States whose title has long been forgotten because it pales into insignificance on a cover that features the Schickelgruber family with skyhigh hair, a stock photo of a small boy in a wheelchair six sizes too big for him and Christ on the cross in psychedelic colours.

Hello Tokyo! It's...

Migraine and Indigestion



1152638.  Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:41 am Reply with quote

Migraine and indigestion
Thrash metal duo who do exactly what it says on the tin.
Only the deaf and tone-deaf can make it through a show without one or the other. Or, quite often, both.
Marty Migraine,the guitar murderer, is deaf, while Indira Indigestion is a drummer with no sense of rhythm.

On e we have washed the auditorium down please give a big Milton Keynes welcome for
Bucket of rain

1152716.  Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:31 am Reply with quote

Bucket of Rain were an emo country four piece from Conkling Park, ID, who first came to fame playing the college circuit in the Pacific Northwest. Particularly their minor radio hit Fuck Yeah, Joe Vandal did much to endear them to the frat boy contingent because no one ever bothered to listen to the lyrics, which described a young girl's death at the hands of a college football team in gruesome detail. Once Bucket of Rain realised that whichever success they could pride themselves in was based on such a devastating misunderstanding they gave up and went back to their degrees.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, here are




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1152729.  Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:16 am Reply with quote

Thermophile is a group of four, who all wear thermal pants only when performing on stage, regardless of the weather or season.

As the suffix -phile denotes having a fondness for a certain thing, they felt this name perfect to describe their hobby, or obsession, as the media has wondered at times.

And now, please welcome: Big cats lie

1152741.  Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:10 am Reply with quote

Big cats lie were a little-known project comprising Mark Almond, Phil Oakey, and an as yet undisclosed amount of pills and powders with stimulant properties. Formed in late 1984 with the aim of recording acoustic folk versions of such Synth Pop staples as I just can't get enough, What is Love, Enola Gay, and of course also their own Don't you want me Baby and Say hello, wave Good-bye, they released a ten-track album of such covers, ....but small Cats tell the Truth under their own imprint in early 1985. Despite the undeniable talent of the two protagonists the album was so unbelievably bad that they couldn't find a distributor for it, because the concept just didn't work, and thus 1987 copies of the initial 2000 copy pressing - there wasn't a second one - eventually became part of the M25.

And now, let's hear it for

Columbian Marching Powder



1153905.  Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:28 am Reply with quote

A few members of a marching band who broke away from the main group, originally from Columbia, they added 'powder' to the name to authenticate it with the country's drug trade.

And now, make welcome:

Bold fishies

1154712.  Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:21 pm Reply with quote

Bold fishies were inspired in their choice of name by Alex Glasgow's song When the boat comes in "dance to thy daddy, dance to thy mammy...."
They are a group of jumper-wearing, beer-swilling, flat-cap-wearing Geordie folkies with big beards*, who sing a range of contemporary and trad folk-style ditties, usually with a ribald tone to them.

*A couple have recently decided to go beardless, in protest at the hipster annexation of facial hair in recent years.

And now, ladies and gents, once we get the stage cleaned up, please put your hands together for

The Vulcan Rugby XV

1157086.  Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:38 pm Reply with quote


1157784.  Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:44 am Reply with quote

The Vulcan Rugby XV are a postrock four-piece from Selkirk, MB, who met as interns at the local psychiatric hospital. They first started playing together in loose therapy sessions with patients, and indeed took their name from one attendee's insistence that he played Flanker on that very team. Their music is strongly inspired by their unusual beginnings and tries to explore the ill-defined zone between sanity and insanity, with their first official release Fräulein Doktor paying testament to that. They're currently holed up somewhere much warmer than Manitoba recording their first album.

Ladies and gentlemen, live and in colour -

We build Spaceship Engines



1157909.  Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:11 pm Reply with quote

We build spaceship engines was a short-lived Jefferson Airplane /Starship tribute act from Halifax (Yorkshire, not Nova Scotia). They played a number of gigs, mostly festivals, in the late 90s, as long as timings did not interfere too badly with the shifts of bass player Eric Sidebottom who was a firefighter.
Their career was cut short due to a bizarre on-stage accident involving a white rabbit, several large pills of unknown origin, and a large pan of Bolognese sauce. This incident led to all six members being treated for PTSD for the next 10 years. The audience all assumed it was just part of the shew.

And now, give a big welcome for The Tinahely Glee Club


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