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1224269.  Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:42 am Reply with quote

Rebecca laughs started out as a one woman comedy act, but after too many tomatoes being thrown at her, and not enough to make sauce either, she advertised for company and got a response from another fruit-wearing start up comedian.

Together they toured the countryside, but were never really that well known.

And now, please welcome, Harry and the cellos

1224872.  Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:42 pm Reply with quote

Harry Wolstencraft was a big fan of F1 driver Reubens Barrichello, and formed a group to perform songs he wrote specially in his honour, such as Monaco, Mon Amour, a 10-minute rap, and here I am in Silverstone with the rear puncture blues again.
He never expected great success, but he and his idiosyncratic line up if mandolin, sousaphone, and, yes, a small string section, do quite nicely touring the European F1 circuits, usually playing the evening before the race for an audience of petrolhheads.
The rest of the time they work for an undertaker in Kidderminster.

They have appeared on the same bill as the awesome, the fabulous, the very loud Haptic Feedback

Big Martin
1231339.  Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:51 pm Reply with quote

Haptic Feedback are an experimental music line up featuring electronic sound generators, percussion and brass instruments. They have been called extremely loud and decidedly unmusical, but this has never deterred them and their handful of diehard fans.

Now, by special request, Farts of Woof.

1231435.  Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:26 pm Reply with quote

Farts of Woof chose their name, you'll be unsurprised to hear, when playing with a Scrabble set while very stoned.
The name certainly got them noticed back in the 80s when they started touring their hard rock/blues based music.
Little of any interest about them, except that Marty leGrand, bassist and back-up singer, is a direct descendant of Charlemagne.

And now, fresh from a successful tour of the Bible Belt, Four Guys Named Maurice

1231590.  Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 am Reply with quote

Four Guys Named Maurice are actually that....Don Morris, Mr Maurice (Senior), his son Mr Maurice (Junior) and the fourth is actually called Bobby but didn't want to be the odd one out so changed his name.

They perform in pubs and small halls, and all four answer when someone calls out 'hey, Morris/Maurice'.

And now, make way for the next act.....

The Howling Dalmatian

1232361.  Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:06 pm Reply with quote

The Howling Dalmatian are a five-piece folk band who met when they attended a treatment centre for chronic acne sufferers in 2005, in Wolverhampton
They perform a mixture of traditional tunes, interspersed with folk styled renditions of more modern songs, including Springsteen, Sex Pistols and Meatloaf. Born to Run accompanied by penny whistle, mandolin and accordion is a highlight of their act.

And now, their last gig before a 3-month tour if Lapland, Poland an Estonia, please welcome to the stage, A Murder of Crows

1261730.  Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:38 pm Reply with quote

Ah, er why thank you.

Murder of crows was founded when the original member really did murder this bird, unaware the name was also the collective noun for it.
They were banished to smaller European countries for their tour after that, because reputation follows one everywhere.

Now please welcome:
The Lone Tomato

PS - one of my local friends put this up on FB today. Literally food for thought?

I saw a rock band in Melbourne and the band was having an off night and some people starting throwing tomatoes at the band. I thought "Who would throw a tomato at a band?" That's bad. But then I thought "Who would bring a tomato to a show?" That's even worse.

1261811.  Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:51 am Reply with quote

When Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, a bastard-child, demon-spawn, mutant guitarist was also created in a parallel universe, forever to be known as The Lone Tomato .

Unfortunately his talents stretched only as far as being able to sing covers one step out of beat and on note off key and was not a commercial success. Johnson's gain was Lonegan Thomas Ato's loss.

Now please welcome, Panda Bandwagon !


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