Bob’s Pigeons – Comedy Folk Band |UK
Bob’s Pigeons perform riotously original funny songs mixed with monologues, sketches, comic banter and general hilarity.
With influences from the golden age of British musical comedy, Flanders & Swann and Max Miller. Bob’s Pigeons have put a modern cutting edge to the genre bringing traditional musical comedy into the 21st century with devastatingly comic effect.
Heavy with double entendre and sarcasm they are established within the folk circuit yet moving across genres into comedy clubs and mainstream venues such is their universal appeal.
They headlined at the international Laurel and Hardy Convention in Stoke in May 2007 having brought the house down at the 14th Birthday party of Birmingham’s Laurel and Hardy appreciation society (Laughing Gravy tent).
They also won BBC Radio’s Folk Quest 2007 performing songs from their ‘Postcards on the Edge’ show.
Postcards on the Edge
‘Postcard on the Edge’ is a show of funny original songs, monologues and sketches loosely based around the British saucy seaside postcards of the 40’s, 50’s and 1960’s. The show reflects the postcards of the era and is a hilarious & entertaining selection featuring an array of attractive women, fat old ladies, Vicars, Nuns and drunken middle aged men in compromising situations.
‘Postcards on the Edge’ is not a nostalgic look back through rose tinted glasses to an earlier time. It is a modern, wholly original show addressing modern themes with songs written in the style of the period and before the birth of political correctness. The show is witty, poignant and sad. Yet it is also hilarious, laden with double entendre and full of audience participation. This is the modern era of ‘musical comedy’.
It might not be suitable for the very young or the very sensitive but it’s a great evening’s entertainment bringing a modern edge to a classic era.
Standard Length of Performance:
Sets range between 45 minutes to 2 hours.
”A fantastic duo, these will have such a wide appeal”
– Johnnie Coppin Folk Roots BBC Radio
”A hilarious musical breath of fresh air”
– Common Folk Club Pelsall
“Flanders and Swann meet the McGill Seaside Postcard!!”
– Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
“A tour de force of comedy.”
– Acoustic Music Venue
“A hilarious musical breath of fresh air”
– Common Folk Club Pelsall
“Absolutely outstanding they brought the house down”
– Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society
“Bobs Jazzy Style and range of self penned songs had everyone aching with laughter and reluctant to go home”
– Brewood Folk Founder
“Bob’s Pigeons were lovely and their music was perfect for the event. Can you thank all of them very much.”
– Merthyr Tydfil County BC (via Contraband)
Previous Clients Include:
Greater Manchester Police
Music Hall Association