The Old Spice Boys 'Across The Ditch Tour NZ 2008'
For gig listings & entertainment sections – Monday 17th November
THE OLD SPICE BOYS 'Across the Ditch tour NZ 2008' comes to Mighty Mighty this week in a just announced extra Wellington show!
Old Spice Boys, Mighty Mighty, Wellington, 8pm Wednesday 19th November.
One ukulele, one tea-chest bass, one snare drum equals many hours of fun and games!
The Old Spice Boys are heading north to the NZ Ukulele Festival. Catch them as they pass through Wellington one last time.
These big men of small music mix razor-sharp musicianship with a dry sense of humour, accessible tunes and exquisite dress sense. Since forming in 1997, the Old Spice Boys have released 5 albums and been a screaming success at festivals, jazz venues, concerts, clubs, family shows and corporate events in Australia and around the world.
The Old Spice Boys are ukulele virtuoso Azo Bell (recognised world-wide as a leading exponent of the ukulele), tea-chest bassist Billy Milroy (ex Granny Magnet, Sundowners), and regurgitated British pop star Tim Reeves (ex-Mungo Jerry, T. Rex, Shane Howard, Ed Kuepper) on the snare drum.
They push their miniature line up far beyond skiffle, into swing, jazz, blues, reggae, vaudeville, dub and R&B. They play their own enchanting original tunes, such as 'I'm Not An Alcoholic (I Just Enjoy a Drink)', and 'Who Gave You a Licence to Drive me Crazy?' plus unlikely interpretations of songs from Miles Davis to Ian Dury, Django Reinhardt to Elvis and Grand Master Flash to The Seekers.
" As with all the best musical wits, underpinning
the hilarity is expert musicianship."
- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald. 22nd November 2001.
and a wicked sense of humor."
- Jim Beloff, Flea-Market Music (Ukulele Headquaters) California.
"So much music
from hardly any instruments"
- Jackie Orszacsky, director Erskineville Music Festival 2000
"Old Spice Boys defy
gravity and bring a smile – magical"
- John Clewley, Bankok Post. 18th July 2005
"Off the wall humour and
serious musicianship - far beyond comic gimmickery"
- Sue Wilson, Edinburgh Sunday Herald. 13th August 2006