Songs and Concert Pieces from the Victorian Music Halls
Phil Humphries - Serpent and Trombone Dave Townsend - Concertina and Vocals
Ridiculous Songs and Stunning Instrumentals in the Spirit of the Golden Age of the Music Halls, performed by Phil Humphries (Serpent) and Dave Townsend (Concertina & Vocals) of The Mellstock Band.
Some years ago a mysterious urge led Phil and Dave to start performing a repertoire of popular classics, music-hall songs and Victorian & Edwardian instrumental showpieces. You Canít keep a Horse in a Lighthouse is inspired by the enormous good humour and staggering variety of the music performed on the Halls in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the heyday of the concertina and the declining years of the serpent. As well as their instrumental pyrotechnics, they perform songs famous, infamous, obscure and suggestive, with plenty of opportunities to join in the chorus and titter at the double entendres!
THE SOUND OF LEATHER New Album by The Lost Chord SER 011 Phil Humphries (Serpent) & Dave Townsend (Concertina) present a selection from their instrumental repertoire Music cheerful & serious, playful & virtuosic, including gems by Handel, Mozart, Sousa, Sullivan & Tchaikovsky.
£12.50 (includes postage) Cheques to: Serpent Press
THE LOST CHORD bring you all the fun and
excitement of the bygone era of the English Music Halls. With the unique combination of
the rich-toned Serpent and the sweetness of the English Concertina, they sing hilarious
and risque ballads and play eccentric and virtuosic instrumentals.
The Lost Chord are equally at home giving
concert performances, leading rousing sing-along choruses or playing in the background to
create a Victorian ambience. For something really different for your party, fete, wedding
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