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Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Saturday 31st May 2014, 7:00 pm | 10:30 pm curfew Buy Tickets Tickets: £16.50 Adv

Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band is the musical missing link between The Goons and Monty Python. Indeed, in 1967/8/9, they featured as the house band on Do Not Adjust Your Set, a forerunner of Monty Python, with Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, plus a young David Jason. Their humour was highly influential.

Comedians Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Eddie Izzard, Chris Morris and Bill Bailey have all named the Bonzos as a formative influence. Vivian Stanshall’s legacy is heartily celebrated by the Three Bonzos.

‘An unexpected joy to discover a number of Bonzos still touring under the moniker Three Bonzos and a Piano, delivering the same heady mix of anarchic jazz, surreal sight gags, banter, audience participation and general silliness.’ – Russ Bravo

Bonzo Dog 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 more fun, music and subversive diversion in the spirit of the ageless band. ‘a sort of Bash Street Bonzos’ For those who missed the Bonzos re-union tour or wish to re-live those glorious times, Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band will provide a very entertaining, life affirming ‘hair of the dog’.

Roger Ruskin Spear | saxophone, clarinet, trouser press & robots

Rodney Slater | saxophones & washboard

Sam Spoons | drums, electric spoons & didgereedon’t

Dave Glasson | piano, bass pullover & glasses

Andy Roberts | guest on guitar, banjo & ukulele

… and occasional guest artists

Diabolical mayhem from the largest number of Bonzos still playing together anywhere on the surface of the earth. Born in a distant art school past somewhere in the sixties, Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band unleash their Bonzo Dog classics with energetic zip and palaver. Ali Baba’s Camel, Hunting Tigers Out In India, Alley-Oop, Trouser Press, Speedy Gonzales, Monster Mash, Tent, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? and many, many more.

Strictly Over 14s, Under 16s with adult (Photographic ID will be required to gain entry regardless of advance ticket purchase)
Presented by Really Live Music