We’re very excited that Moseley Festival is coming up really quickly. We love Moseley Festival as they were the first people to ask us to play a gig for them, even more strange than that they’ve asked us to come back every year since. We’ve had quite a lot of time off gigging recently but we had to do this as it is our favourite gig of the year.
Which is a roundabout way of telling you that we’ll be playing on the Village Green this Saturday (4th July) at 12:00pm.
Come along and see us, we’ve got new songs that are even more inappropriate than the last ones.
As it is Moseley Festival we’ll also be hosting our Summer Sing-a-long at the Prince of Wales on Thursday 9th July (8:00pm). This is always an excellent night. We give you the words and we play along whilst you sing-a-long. We keep on going until they call the police. We start at 8 but I’d get there early as this fills up really quickly.
We’ve got loads of new songs in a sing-a-long book, you can have a sneaky peek here.
It’s going to be a busy week but we hope you can come down on both days.
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.
On Saturday the 13th October we will be playing as part of the Oxjam Brum festival. This is a great festival that takes place across the City Centre. You can buy a wristband from their website that gives you access to all the venues.
We’ll be playing at Cafe Blend, on Navigation Street, at 5:00 pm. Our gig will be a pay what you can one, so you don’t need an official wrist band to come along, but you can still give something to support Oxfam.
We’ll probably have a number of new songs and we’d be very pleased to see you .
On the 9th of September we will be doing two sets as part of Artsfest. We will be playing at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at 1:30pm and in Brindley Place at 3:30pm. We’re hoping to do quite different sets so there is no reason to not come to both of them (I’m not sure if that double negative makes any sense).
We will be doing our normal Thursday at the Prince, from 8:00pm, on the 6th and 20th, as always, feel free to come and join us.
We’ll also be playing at the Moseley Community Games which have been rearranged for the 22nd September. We’re not sure what time we’re playing but why not come down to the park for the whole thing?
It is also the Moseley Folk Festival on the 31st August. It’s a great weekend and many of us will be going but contrary to what we might have told you previously we are not playing.
You will find a few of the songs now included in the live video playlist below.
I’ve been very slack at updating this site which means I completely forgot to tell people we were playing at the Moseley Street Festival, yesterday. We had a great time and hopefully the people watching did as well.
It is far from the last thing we are doing this year. On Thursday (12th) we’ll be having a good old sing-a-long at the Prince of Wales. This will pretty well exactly the same as what we do normally in the back room but we’ll be in the garden. We’re also encouraging everyone to come along and join in. We’ll have all the words written down for you so just turn up and help us kill a very long list of your favourite songs.