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The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe. Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music! In addition to Britain, they have wowed festival audiences in Finland, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.
Their individual experiences range from appearances on the Benny Hill Show, Kenny Everett Show, Eastenders, Little & Large Show and StarWars to performing in Barnums Circus (USA).
Learn the washboard ! Suffer canine constipation ! Polka with a horse, frog, snake and pig!
Musical madness !!!!!!!!!!!!!
As seen on Vernon Kay’s “Five O’Clock Show” Channel 4, July 2010.
Mike Martin : vocals, guitar, banjo, ukelele, horse
Martyn Oram : vocals, violin, mandolin, guitar, knee trumpet, frog
Captain Cabbage : vocals, washboard, suitcases, percussion, trumpet, saw, harmonica, accordion, dog, chicken
The Right Horrible Ronald Regan : vocals, double bass, sousaphone, trumpet, pig
"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)