Sunday 14th October 2018
£13.50 - £16.50
Join us for a very entertaining Sunday lunch with the hKippers!
PAUL BRADLEY vocals/guitar/saw/sellotape
STEPHEN WARBECK piano/accordion/vocals
ANDREW RANKEN drums/vocals (The Pogues. Municipal Water Board Mysterious Wheels, The Manband)
SARAH HOMER clarinet /whistles/bells (Dagmar Krause/ Django Bates/Shopping Trolley)
‘PROFESSOR ‘JOHN EACOTT trumpet (Loose Tubes)
DAVE BERRY Double Bass/bassoon (Albion Band)
RICHARD HENRY Trombone (NT bands)
THE DAI PRITCHARD BROTHERS clarinet/flute/whistles (Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Loose Tubes)
ROB TOWNSEND saxophones (Hungry Ants/ Steve Hackett).
The hKippers play,as they call it, 'Stupid World Music'; bizarre lyrics about fish, hats, plaster, beer, cowboys and more fish set to a tight up-beat,klezmatic Euro-jazz-folk groove combining flights of inspired soloing and melodies your children will sing in the car home. The Bonzos Go Womad!
The staggeringly surreal hKippers are brilliant fun, the music is wild and sure to get people dancing while the lyrics and musicianship will keep you entertained.
Formed 1987 Stoke Newington by Oscar winner ( for Shakespeare In Love score ) by Stephen Warbeck played theatres and benefits e.g. Anti-Apartheid at The Hackney Empire supporting The Pogues, Cuba Lives ,Highbury fields, Rwandan Survivors Fund, Brompton Oratory and Miners benefits , once at Camden Irish Club ended up backing one of the Temptations !
Played residencies at; Sidoli’s bar ( gone) where The Tiger Lilies used to support us; The Black Horse,Kilburn ( gone) the old Vortex Jazz Bar( moved) where once a leak fused the place and we moved the gig to Ryan’s bar along the street ! Supported; Norwegian poet Oystein Wingaard Wolf and Miss Norway, 100Club, John Otway, Waterman’s. Head-lined Marquee Club ( moved) Headed a Friday night at the CAMRA Beer Festival, Earl’s Court playing to 7,000 drunks.
Played gig at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1998, where sell-out audience on cue burst 1200 paper bags to the song Telephone & Trees.
Bizarrely topped the bill above Hank Marvin and the Nuno Bettencourt ( ex-heavy metalband Extreme ) at Docklands Arena Mad About Music Festival !
Festivals include; Cambridge Folk Festival; Sidmouth; ; Towersey; St.Ives; Hatherleigh; Trowbridge (where a woman stormed the stage and removed Paul Bradley’s shirt; Walton-on-the-Naze-where the brass section bought togs to swim in which turned out to be see-through; King’s Lynn; Bradford; Cookson County Country Festival! ; Pontardawe; Tyneside; Enfield; Bradford; Darlington; Belfast and Margate (rebooked for 2007)
TV Appearances; Top Of The Pops ( for Children In Need ) The Big Breakfast; The WOW Show; The Kenny Show (Northern Ireland); Smillie’s People. Weekending-Radio4.
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