Biggles have been around a long time and are undoubtedly the leading exponents of jug band music in the UK. Comedy is the order of the day with lots of corny gags, musical and otherwise.
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Biggles Wartime Band is (usually) a four-piece band.
Biggles were formed way back in the heady flower power years of the late sixties and have been entertaining audiences in various ways and with different line-ups ever since. Three of the current line-up and most of the jokes have been with the band since the beginning.
Biggles have played at innumerable festivals to wide acclaim, most notably, three times at Glastonbury. There have been several TV and radio appearances but the band has never played at a Barmitzvah.
If the band line up in the order that they stand on stage, and shine a light from the left onto a blank wall, making sure that Graham holds up his banjo and Jok keeps his tambourine at arms length, the shadow (or profile) they produce is a large fish with a hat on.
This is pretty similar throughout the band.
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A parable from Father Green:
I really enjoyed watching them although I did not really understand most of it. I think they are very nice. I particularly liked the bit where they played music. I would definitely like to be taken to see them again. All the best, pp David Beckham (a football player).
What a wonderful night! If I had to pick a favourite, I would plump for the sousaphone player. He stood out as solid, upright, genuine and talented musician who is obviously a credit to the fatherland. We need more people like this to stamp out the insidious decline that is characterized by todays popular music. Keep up the good work, yours etc. David Irvine.
Not bad, but I have seen all this before. Nostradamus AD1503 to 1566 (in uncharacteristically un-enigmatic style)
Their contribution to Womens Week was invaluable. Thank you once again! But next year, please leave out the Knitting Competition for the Wives. Kissy kissy, G. Greer. MA Oxon. BrA.
OK. They are all right. I tell you. I enjoyed them. But that's not the point . The point is they are run by the establishment. I laugh, Im off my guard. Anything could happen. All their stuff is written by MI6. Look. That bit about Auntie May. That wasnt Auntie May! I have proof. Its all in code. They mean Princess Di. Its obvious. I got my people on them now. They won't be a trouble to me much longer. Mohammed Al Fayed.
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"Why is the word 'dyslexia' so hard to spell?"