|Three Bonzos & A Piano Returning To Putney|
Masters of Musical Comedy launch new album at Half Moon
'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.
July 19, 2012