Old Trombone Player Required To Play Old Trombone
This week's blog post is a blatant advert ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 22/03/2016 @ 8:00AM
The phenomena that is the comedy jazz band called The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs, of which I am a member, indeed a founding member, are looking for a trombone player to come and join us ...
We're looking for a trombone player to come join the Bolivian Sunshine Dogs for around 10 gigs a year.
What we're looking for is someone with a good and absurd sense of humour and a decent ability on the trombone. Simple really.
"We play around 10 gigs a year."
We get offered many more but given that most of the band members play for other bands, and there are eight of us, that's about all we can manage.
We don't rehearse an awful lot, but when we do, it's always in or around Olney where most of us are from and we all bring cakes. Our current HQ for discussions is upstairs at Teapots in Olney where we drink tea.
We've played the MK Theatre, Stantonbury Theatre, done warm ups for the likes of Kenny Ball, and were even the main act at the Monster Raving Loony Annual Party Conference; plus we do a few beer/comedy festivals.
"Some gigs are paid, but we also do a few for local charities and we all support Willen Hospice."
If you are interested, then email me here or phone me on 01234 241357 and if you'd like to meet us, we are fetching up at the Indigo Night at The Two Brewers in Olney on the 14th April to try out a few numbers, and our first gig this year is at the Beer and Bangers Festival at the White Hart at Sherrington on the 2nd May.
We have a lot of fun, so hope to hear from you soon.
Until next time ...
More about David Pibworth ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.