We really like playing a vast range of songs and we realise that it’s much more fun taking part than watching us. That means we want you to come along and help us sing for three hours.
It’s a bit like the blitz, except no bombs and no songs about the war. We’ve carefully selected a ranged of songs that are perfectly suited to being yelled at the top of your voice. You know when you go along to karaoke and you’ve always wanted to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart but didn’t want to look an idiot? Well come to the Prince and we’ll all look like idiots at the same time.
We’ll provide all the words for you, so if you’re not overly familiar with our peculiar fascination with 80s pop and soft rock ballads you can just read along lustily. To be honest that’s exactly what we’ll be doing.
We’ll be starting at 8:00pm and we’ll just carry on until they make us stop.
Special treats we have in store include:-
- Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
- London Calling – The Clash
- Africa – Toto
- Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
- Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns ‘N Roses
- Back for Good – Take That
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
- All Night Long – Lionel Richie
- Here We Go Again – Whitesnake
- Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
- Mr Brightside – The Killers
- Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Doesn’t that sound basically awesome?
We’ve got loads of stuff coming up as part of the Moseley Festival. On Saturday (13th) we will be playing two gigs.
We’ll be playing in Moseley Park as part of the Our Big Gig. Although we’ll be on at 1:00pm, it runs from 11:00am – 3:00pm and there are lots of proper bands on.
We’ll also be playing at 3:00pm on the Village Green as part of the Street Fair. We’ll be playing two completely different sets so there is no reason why you can’t come to both.
On Thursday the 18th we’ll be hosting a sing-a-long in the beer garden of the Prince of Wales. Basically this is just us playing our same old songs for three hours but we want you to join in. If you’ve ever been to this before you’ll remember it tends to get a bit messy. The sing-a-long starts at 8:00pm and goes on until Di reckons the neighbours can’t take any more.
On Sunday 30th June we’ll be playing at Moseley School as part of the grand opening of the new school. It looks like there’s a fair bit on, though the most important part seems to be free curry. There will also be a chance to learn new cricket skills (we have no idea what assumptions they are making about your current cricket skills) and there will be a bouncy castle (though that might be limited to the under 5s).
We’ve also been told that there will be a petting zoo that features:-
- Undisclosed mammals
- An owl
If that isn’t enough we will be there to add a musical diversion, though hopefully not diverting from music too much. We’ll be starting at about 10, in the morning, which should be good on some level of amusement.
There will also be a Hip-Hop master class from DJ Feva, we don’t know if that means you’re supposed to bring your own decks, that would pose a logistical challenge so probably not.
No, it means we get another chance to crack open the Snowselele song book. We’ve got quite a packed festive period with two meetings, a gig and, what some people have been telling us is, our customary Christmas sing-a-long. We’re not convinced it can be custom after two years but we are looking forward to it.
So we will have two normal meetings on the 6th and 20th of December (I know the meeting dates panel on the page has stopped working), at these meetings we will just be playing songs from the Snowselele book.
On the 16th December we will be doing a gig at the MAC as part of their contemporary art and craft fair. This will be an hour long set from about 1 (1:30).
On the Sunday 23rd December we will be playing all night in the beer garden of the Prince of Wales. We will have songbooks for anyone who wants them and we really want to encourage everyone to come along and join in with us through just about every classic Christmas song we can think of. It was the highlight of our year last year and hopefully it’ll be just as good this year.
If you want to hear all the songs that we do then you can listen to them on the dedicated Christmas Spotify playlist.
Or just watch the Youtube videos of most of them.
We’ll be playing on the BBC public space stage at 18:35 and again at 21:00. We decided that if we got to play twice then we’re going to play two completely different sets. So we’ve got some old songs and some new songs all ready to go.
Come along and watch us and they might even ask us to do it again in the future.