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High Energy Roots Music & Comedy
The homesick Saw ! A Cabbage plays a watering can ! A Pet's Polka !
Fiddle and Banjo at breakneck speed ! A tribute to woodlice !
Learn to play the washboard ! Canine Constipation !
VIRTUOSO MUSICAL MADNESS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE !
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Dates 2013 :
January 5 - Shoreditch, London (private event)
March 2 - Derby (private event)
March 8 - Blackfriars Theatre, Boston
March 9 - Sutton Coldfield Town Hall (private event)
March 16 - Kingston, London (private event)
March 23 - Wimbledon (private event)
April 9 - Kulturforum, Buxtehude, Germany
April 10 - Deutsches Haus, Appel, Germany
April 11 - You Never Walk Alone, Kolding, Denmark
April 12 - Cafe Frederiksberg, Aalborg, Denmark
April 13 - Tante Olga, Randers, Denmark
April 14 - You Never Walk Alone, Kolding, Denmark (2pm)
April 16 - Paddy Murphy's, Rotterdam, Holland (10pm)
May 10 - Cutty Sark, London (private event)
May 31 - Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival, Isle of Wight
June 30 - Walthamstow Fest (2pm)
August 23 - Snake City Jazz Festival, Denmark
Sept 1 - Fylde Folk Festival
Sept 27 - All Soul's Church, Folkestone
Nov 8 - Mart Theatre, Skipton
Nov 17 - Memorial Theatre, Broadstairs
Feb 6, 2014 - The Courtyard, Hereford
live photos : Bente Feldballe (Skagen Festival, Denmark, July 07, 08, & 09)
Great Music - Great Show - Great Fun
"Fantastik, godt og underholdende show" (Fantastic, good and entertaining show) Marianne Holm (Café Frederiksberg, Aalborg, April 2013)
"Sjoveste program hidtil" (Funniest programme so far). Christoffer Larson, (Radio Aalborg, April 2013)
"Det kunstneriske niveauer af disse kunstnere er ekstremt højt i denne genre af musikalske comedy, og numre og vitser går rigtig godt også med det danske publikum, da den britiske humor er meget godt forbundet med danske. Og så er de tilmed glade for marineret sild!" (The artistic levels of these performers are extremely high in this genre of musical comedy, and their act goes down really well also with the Danish audience, since the British humour is very well connected with the Danish. And they even like pickled herring) Soren Lindholt Hansen (Aalborg Blues Festival Artistic Director, April 2013)
"Laughing and laughing tears. I do not remember when the laughter was so loud and long at Iris Stage.
"Such an amazing show. We shall all remember your outrageous antics on stage, silly costumes, your musical versatility and your ability to read the audience. A night of fun, frivolity, energy and hilarity together with amazing musical dexterity. Come back to Cornwall soon please." Helen Fletcher (Organiser, Tremayne Hall, Mylor Bridge, Nov 2011)
"Thank you for a great evening on Friday. It was fantastic to see the room full and, standing at the back, I could clearly see how much people were enjoying themselves. What a show!" Andy Gibbs (Manager, British Schools Museum, June 2012)
"Energetic, colourful, bizarre, hilarious, uplifting - costume changes and jokes amid a cacophony of musical styles brought howls of laughter from an appreciative audience." Brentwood Gazette, 20/4/2011
"I don't recall ever having as many favourable comments about a band as we have had about you" Dom Wills (Artistic Director Burnham-on-Sea Folkfest, Sept 2010)
"What a fabulous evening of entertainment the LPSO treated us to. The format certainly worked well and everyone who attended was full of praise not only for your musicianship but also the way in which you entered into the spirit of the event so well. In the words of one attendee “in 20 years of attending City events I can say that I have never seen anything like it; it will go down as one of our special memories, for all the right reasons”. Julian Squire (Master,Worshipful Company of Upholders, March 2011 )
"You coped magnificently with our weird television ways" Dawn Payne (Producer, The 5 O'Clock Show, Channel 4, July 2010)
"The LPSO raised the roof....with laughter, insanity & a fantastic range of every type of music possible. The audience left with wide smiles & happy hearts saying "We haven't laughed so much in years!"" Gill Scard (Director, King's Theatre, Cheddar, Nov 2009)
"Zany madcappery with faultless musicianship" Ian McGlynn (Artistic Director - Rondo Theatre, Bath, March 2009)
"A fantastic night - our audience loved it." Will Wollen (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal, Margate, April 2008)
"They're brilliant" Merrily Powell (Artistic Director, Wharf Theatre, Devizes, February 2008)
"The LPSO just blew away our packed audience. They must be one of the best acts we have had here on the Isle of Man. It was a show full of fun, great music, performed by very talented musicians who are not only multi-instrumentalists, they play each instrument amazingly well!"
Ernie Leece (Director, Centenary Centre, Peel Isle of Man, February 2006)
"The LPSO took The Tower by storm with their eclectic musical mix, ... the band hit all points of the musical compass! It might all be rollicking good fun, but make no mistake, these guys really can play, and some of the tunes rattle along at an incredible lick! Comic songs, an excellent rapport with the audience, between songs patter and the timely introduction of comic props keep the show moving along nicely"
John Tellett (Director, Tower Arts Centre, Winchester, April 2005)
"A Great Show" Suzanne Yeates (Artistic Administrator Henley Festival, July 2004)
"The absolute highlight of this year's festival" KESKISUOMALAINEN (26/7/04) (review of Kihveli Soikoon, Finland)
For those of you who have not heard of this illustrious group, perhaps I should explain what you can expect. Four, er, gentlemen? Just this side of insane. Four very talented musicians who play a variety of instruments from the more traditional violin, double bass, mandolin, etc, through the slightly quirky washboard and saw to a duck, rubber chicken and frog. Throw into the musical mix an eclectic dress code that changes seemingly randomly throughout the evening, music that moves so fast that you can barely catch your breath, stir in a large dose of wacky humour and you get the flavour of this group. A very enjoyable evening – it just all seemed to be over too quickly! Well done to the LPSO, for providing a show of excellent quality and value.
Anthea Dore (Medstead Hall, Jan 2007)
It was a terrific show and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I am still in awe of the LPSO, what a fantastically talented group you are - I was lost in admiration for Martyn's fiddle playing and the banjo routine - absolutely brilliant and long may you reign. It was a slick, professional show that blew everyone away..... It was only as I was getting ready for bed last night that I got the Fox Hat gag! I tell you, I nearly choked on my toothpaste - which just goes to show what a terrific pace you were going at - there was enough energy being generated on that stage to power the national grid for a fortnight. Fabulous.
Chris Emmett (Water Rat's Theatre, March 2007)
Have previously appeared at :
Denmark : Skagen Festival - Kolding Festival
Finland : Khiveli Soikoon, Hankasalmi Music Festival - KesaKaivari Festival, Helsinki - Tampere Concert Hall
Norway : Vikedal Roots Festival - SildaJazz Festival, Haugesund - Odda Blues Festival
Germany : Hamburg Festival - Bremerhaven Theater - Cotton Club, Hamburg - Brauhaus, Buxtehude
Belgium : Deerlycke Festival ----------- Holland : Paddy Murphy's, Rotterdam
Britain : Henley-On-Thames Festival of Music and Arts - Cleckheaton Folk Festival - Fylde Folk Festival - Cambridge Big Weekend
Warwick Folk Festival - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Tithe Barn, Wellingborough - Walthamstow Festival
Peel Centenary Centre, Isle Of Man - Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - Tower Arts Centre, Winchester - Dorset Steam Fair
Rondo Theatre, Bath - Wharf Theatre, Devizes - Phoenix Theatre, Bordon - City Varieties, Leeds - Ireby Folk Festival
Half Moon, Putney - Bedford River Festival - Leytonstone Festival, London - Burnham-on-Sea Folkfest
Ingleton Folk Festival - Saltburn Folk Festival - Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - St Albans Folk Festival - Middlewich Folk Festival
Harrogate Theatre - Ludlow Festival - Manchester Street Festival - Chichester Music Festival - Banbury Folk Festival
Sedgefield Folk Festival - Wallingford Bunkfest - Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival - Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury - Vinopolis, London - Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
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