Said to be a kind of "musical missing link" between The Goons and Monty Python
Diabolical mayhem from the largest number of original Bonzos still playing together anywhere on the surface of the earth! Born in a distant art school past somewhere in the sixties, Three Bonzos And A Piano unleash their Bonzo Dog classics with energetic zip and palaver. Hunting Tigers Out In India, I’m Bored, Big Shot, Trouser Press, The Sheik of Araby, Monster Mash, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?, The Head Ballet and many, many more (NEW songs, too)!
Robots, smoke, unsuitable medical technology, ancient theatrical props, the kitchen sink and the audience (you get to join-in!) combine to re-create the atmosphere of those formative years of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band at such legendary venues as our very own Half Moon 8pm on Sunday 5th February (doors open 7pm). Addictive stuff! You have been warned!
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band fans will be delighted to learn that Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons have teamed up with super-pianist Dave Glasson to create chaos on the chords and put the mayhem into music!
This is the 50th anniversary year of the founding of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band in 1962 and, with a new CD due out later this year, promises to be a fantastic time to see them.
Three Bonzos And A Piano are:
Roger Ruskin Spear sax, clarinet, trouser press & robots
Rodney Slater Bonzos co-founder with the late Vivian Stanshall - saxophones & washboard
Sam Spoons drums, electric spoons & didgereedon’t
Dave Glasson piano, bass pullover & glasses
with Andy Roberts guitar, banjo & ukulele and occasional extra Bonzos ‘Legs’ Larry Smith and Vernon Dudley Bohay Nowell!
|“A sort of Bash Street Bonzos” Roger Ruskin Spear
REVIEWS ‘The band that single-handedly invented rock theatre...the stage crackled with energy...it was a joy to behold...Long may their mad gods bless and keep them. A band like the Bonzos only comes along once in a lifetime’ John Blaney, Shindig! Magazine 2010
‘These guys are my heroes’ Adrian Edmondson, Comedian
'More costume changes than an evening with Lady Gaga and more laughs than an audience with Billy Connolly...[the new songs are] as funny as anything Tim Minchin has written.’ R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Magazine
‘They played like wild things.’ Alan Franks, The Times
‘The guys have so much charm ... the audience loved them.’ Alex Lester, Radio 2 DJ