Three Bonzos & A Piano Returning To Putney

Masters of Musical Comedy launch new album at Half Moon

“The undisputed heavyweight champions of comedy pop” Robert Spellman, Daily Express

The Half Moon
93 Lower Richmond Road
SW15 1EU
020 8780 9383
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'Bum Notes', the new album from Three Bonzos and a Piano will have it’s official London launch on Sunday 22 July at The Half Moon Putney (a return home for some of the boyz who had played here throughout the seventies) - and following a pre-launch at the band’s recent Brighton Festival Fringe show.

The Three Bonzos – Sam Spoons, Rodney Slater and Roger Ruskin Spear – are all original members of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (this year celebrating 50 years since its inception), with the line-up being completed by Dave Glasson, a Whoopee Band original, on piano. Adding to the affray are guests Andy Roberts (Liverpool Scene) on guitar and other plucking things, and Chris Spedding (Motorbikin’ bass!).

Those already familiar with everything Bonzo will be delighted to learn that Three Bonzos and a Piano’s second album ‘Bum Notes’ brings together spoofs on a variety of styles of music (starting with the famous Blue Note jazz label!), a habit they have maintained since the sixties from their Gorilla album onwards, covering 30’s jazz through Rock ‘n’ Roll and upwards, but with their own unique twist. Those discovering Three Bonzos And A Piano for the first time – which includes lots of younger people if their audiences at their sell-out shows over the last three years are anything to go by - will find a refreshing take on much that they hold sacred.

The album ‘Bum Notes’ is immediately available at Three Bonzos And A Piano shows, or can be ordered from their website and will shortly be downloadable from iTunes, etc.

The return to the Half Moon promises to be a night of 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.

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.







This is the 50th anniversary year of the founding of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band in 1962 and, with a new CD now available, 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!

July 19, 2012


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