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Wednesday, 14 October 2009 12:21

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bonzo and a pianoDiabolical mayhem from the largest number of Bonzos still playing together anywhere on the surface of the earth.  The boys bring their show to Live Lounge @ Baby Blue on Sunday 18th October.

Born in a distant art school past somewhere in the sixties, Three Bonzos and a Piano unleash their Bonzo Dog classics with energetic zip and palaver... Ali Baba’s Camel, Hunting Tigers Out In India, Alley-Oop, Trouser Press, Speedy Gonzales, Monster Mash, Tent, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? and many, many more.

After originally breaking up in 1969, the Bonzos reformed for a series of London shows and a UK tour between 2006 and 2008. Viv Stanshall, their front man, had died in a house fire in 1995, and was replaced by guest appearances of artists including Ade Edmondson, Stephen Fry. Paul Merton and Phil Jupitus.

A tour planned for late 2008 was cancelled when the band split yet again. As each went their own way, Rodney, Roger and Sam decided to get together with Dave to continue the fun.


Their first gig in Brighton was sold out and 3 more monthly gigs at the venue were immediately added.  This 4 month residency has now ended so that the boys can gird their loins in readiness for the onslaught of 2009 and a UK tour.  Three Bonzos and a Piano aim to dig out all the old songs from the Bonzos’ back catalogue, including songs that have not previously been performed, as well as brand new songs, including: I’m going to bring a watermelon to my girl tonight, Shirt, Mr Slater’s Parrot, The Leg, Ginger Geezer, Jollity Farm and many more.


Roger Ruskin Spear sax, clarinet, trouser press & robots
Rodney Slater
 Bonzos co-founder with the late Viv Stanshall  -  saxophones & washboard
Sam Spoons
 drums, electric spoons & didgereedon’t
Dave Glasson
 piano, bass pullover & glasses
Andy Roberts
 re-union guest on gtr, banjo & ukulele

Tickets: £12 adv /£15 door.

LIVE LOUNGE, Baby Blue, Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF

Tickets for Live Lounge @ Baby Blue can be purchased through the Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office on the ACC Live Hotline on 0844 8000 410 (Mon–Sat 9am-9pm and Sun 10am–4pm)

Or online - www.echoarena/livelounge

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