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Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Wed 27 Aug 2014


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Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

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Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Part of the band’s last ever tour!

Robots, smoke, unsuitable medical technology, ancient theatrical props, the kitchen sink and the audience (you get to join-in!) all combine to create Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

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 and the magical Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell to create more fun, music and subversive diversion in the spirit of the ageless band.


The line-up

Rodney Slater – alto sax, bass clarinet, washboard

Roger Ruskin Spear – tenorsax, clarinet, trouser press & robots

Sam Spoons – drums, electric spoons & didgereedon’t

Vernon Dudley Bowhay Nowell – Amazo The Magician,banjo, musical saw, magic

Dave Glasson – piano, bass pullover & glasses


It’s half a century since Viv Stanshall and Rodney Slater conceived the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. They’ve appeared with members of Monty Python, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Kinks and The Who as well as having a Top 5 hit with Urban Spaceman. The musical missing link between The Goons and Monty Python, 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 a young David Jason. Comedians Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Eddie Izzard, Chris Morris and Bill Bailey have all named the Bonzos as a formative influence.

This show will provide 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, now Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band unleash their Bonzo Dog classics with energetic zip and palaver. Jollity Farm, Hunting Tigers Out In India, I’m Bored, My Pink Half of the Drainpipe, Big Shot, Monster Mash, The Trouser Press, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? and many more.

You have been warned!


‘Poking a big pink tongue at contemporary mores, they’re as sharp today, both musically and satirically, as they ever were.’ John Blaney, Shindig


‘This could only happen in Britain’

‘The undisputed heavyweights of comedy pop.’

‘Like a ripe fungi sending spores of comedy far and wide.’

‘After a week of road sweeping, this was colossal!’

‘Panto for adults – and wonderfully enjoyable.’

‘Still cause giggling like nothing else in pop.’

‘Daft mayhem lives on.’





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