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Bonzo! Doo Dah Band at the Platform

John Freeman

Fans of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band will be delighted to learn that Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons have teamed up with super-pianist Dave Glasson to bring more fun and music to the Platform on Saturday 20th November.

The Three Bonzos and a Piano gig is an ace opportunity to enjoy diabolical mayhem from the largest number of Bonzos still playing together anywhere on the surface of the earth, playing such classics such as ‘Ali Baba’s Camel’, ‘Hunting Tigers Out In India’, ‘Alley-Oop’, ‘Can Blue Men Sing the Whites’ and many more.

For those who missed the recent (and possibly final) Bonzos reunion tour or wish to re-live those glorious times, Three Bonzos and a Piano will provide a very entertaining, life affirming ‘hair of the dog’.

The band 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 from their new CD Hair of the Dog.

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 three more monthly gigs at the venue were immediately added. Their 2009 tour of the UK saw sell out shows at three out of four venues from Penzance to Gateshead.

• The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15, £10 (students) from the box office on 01524 582803 or in person at Morecambe or Lancaster Visitor Information Centres. For more information visit