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* Events: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Members Bring Chaos to Cornwall!
Posted Apr 13, 2011 - 01:02 PM
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Events Original members of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band play old favourites and new material - The Ritz, Queen Street, Penzance TR18 4BJ on Saturday 14 May. Doors 7pm, show 8pm £12.00 -

Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band get together with Dave Glasson as Three Bonzos and a Piano to bring you a showcase of material from their new CD ĎHair of the Dogí in an unforgettable night of music, mayhem, comedy and chaos.

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! And tonight in Penzance (for one night only!) they are joined by the amazing and unusual Vernon Dudley Bohay Nowell!!

The Bonzos are the "musical missing link" between The Goons and Monty Python. In 1967 and 1968/9 they featured as the "house band" on "Do Not Adjust Your Set", a fore-runner of Monty Python, with Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, as well as the young David Jason. Their humour was hugely influential on comedians Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Eddie Izzard, Chris Morris and Bill Bailey all naming the Bonzos as a formative influence. Vivian Stanshall's legacy is well-known and is heartily celebrated by the Three Bonzos as there will be plenty of musical helpings from the early years that you can sing along to (yes! You get to join in!).

On the set list will be Jollity Farm, Big Shot, Hunting Tigers Out In India, My Pink Half of the Drainpipe, Trouser Press, Monster Mash, Cool Britannia, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?, I'm Bored and the exciting NEW MATERIAL!

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 The Tigerís Head, Catford. Addictive stuff! You have been warned!

    "The band that single-handedly invented rock theatre...the stage crackled with 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 (RockíníReel) Magazine

    "They played like wild things." Alan Franks, The Times

    "A joyful triumph" for Birmingham Post

    "The guys have so much charm ... the audience loved them." Alex Lester, Radio 2 DJ

    "An evening of merry madness that induced shouts of approval, laughter and cheers not to mention more applause than Rogerís Spearís old clapping machine could ever muster." Chris Welch, Rock Jounalist (NME, Record Collector)

    "Their musicianship is top." Joe Geesin, Classic Rock

Don't miss this chance to see them in action! Sanity, what sanity?

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