UK vaudeville band Johnny5thWheel&thecowards are releasing their second full-length Music to Shake’n’Shuffle To later this month. The band is a roundabout with members hopping on and off, orbiting around songwriter Richard Lomax. He is an old-fashioned songsmith, telling stories and wrapping them in strings, brass and acoustic guitar - and even a musical saw in Blame In Campodia.
This a band where form follows function. Songs are like dressed mannequins and send out on the catwalk to wow the punters. This musical sideshow has something for everyone - with nods to Noel Coward, Pulp and The Kinks. Happy Clappy/Doom Jazz is R.E.M. meets twenties Cabaret - the latter genre also highlighted during In My Laboratory, and harmonized Doo-wop gets and outing in Spike.
- In My Laboratory
- Yes, That's Right, We're Stealing Your Soul
- Happy Clappy Doom Jazz
- Conversations With You When You're Not There
- Where Did I Sleep Last Night
- My Finest Hour
- Blame In Campodia
- I'm Not West
- Following The Wheel [Part IV]
- 10/18 Mad Ferret Preston, UK
- 10/20 Bent Brief Southampton, UK
- 11/24 The Oakwood, Glossop, UK