Saturday, August 08, 2009

Brockley Ukulele Group and Trev & Simon

Despite some minor technical difficulties which delayed getting going, the Brockely Ukulele Group gig at Jam Circus went well last night. My main concern with starting late is that it gives more drinking time and before you know it you're struggling to distinguish your B flat from you F# minor, but we still managed to pull off the very complex Daft Punk 'Harder Faster' cover.

The main excitement, as you can just about see in the above photo, was that sitting right in front of the band was none other than Trev and Simon, best known as the house comedians on Going Live! and Live and Kicking (late 80s/early 90s Saturday morning kids TV). Luckily I hadn't had so much to drink that I felt the need to demand that they sing one of their old Singing Corner folk parodies. But looking at some old footage on Youtube, I think I can say that they invented Flight of the the Conchords! Here they are with Jason Donovan and Nigel Kennedy:

BUG are playing at the Amersham Arms tomorrow (Sunday) night, admission free, the last appearance with the band for a while by Brockley ukeist and ex-John Stainer teacher Alex, who is leaving the country for a while.

2 comments:

Simon said...

I'm most flattered to be linked to the Flight of the Conchords. It was a great night. Brockley Ukulele group are excellent!

Transpontine said...

Thanks Simon, I think Singing Corner folk parodies aren't so far removed from the Conchords. But was Going Live ever broadcast in New Zealand?