SOME TIME, TWO-TO-FIVE YEARS AGO, A BAND CALLED THINGUMABOB AND THE THINGUMAJIGS HAD TO PULL OUT OF A GIG. TWO OF THEIR MEMBERS, KENNETH ROCHESTER AND ARCHY SMITHERS DECIDED TO FORM A NEW BAND TO COVER THE SPOT. THEY DRAFTED IN AN ECCENTRIC SELF-SCHOOLED COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS MAVERICK MRS BEATS, WHO RAPIDLY DESIGNED AND TAILORED A DRUM-MACHINE AND BROUGHT HIS ECCENTRIC AND MASTERFUL SONGS ALONG TOO. SMITHERS SUGGESTED THE NAME ‘PYJAMA PARTY’ AND AS IF FATE HAD BEEN LISTENING, ROCHESTER IMMEDIATELY PRODUCED FROM HIS CLOSET THREE MATCHING PAIRS OF PYJAMAS. SO A BAND WAS BORN. A PJ DISCO FUNK TRIO SO CULT THAT DESPITE HAVING TRAVELLED AS FAR AND WIDE AS HULME, FOLKESTONE AND A BARN IN A FIELD IN FRANCE, STILL ONLY A HANDFUL OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGABLE OF MUSICOLOGISTS ARE AWARE OF THEIR EXISTENCE.
THEIR GREATEST CHAMPIONS WERE THEIR GIRLFRIENDS AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. EVERY YEAR THEY ARE INVITED TO PLAY THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE MANCHESTER BRIGHT CLUB AND ROCK THE TASTEBUDS OF THE BIGGEST BRAINS AROUND. THIS MAY BE YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY THIS YEAR TO FEEL THE BEATS AND WITNESS THE BEAST THAT IS………..PYJAMA PARTY! + lots of good science stuff.
Really looking forward to playing this Sunday at TROVE in LEVENSHUILME this SUNDAY 25th. It is a little cafe and they are having pizza meals, myself and Chloe Foy playing twice each. Once around 6.30 and once around 8 or 8.30.
I love to play for the diners. Well-fed people make happy listeners. Hungry = Heckle. Sometimes. Come down and give me a slice of your support. It is BYOB. I think you have to bring your own bacon, or basil, or something.
I have some gigs coming up
18th May - Mary and Archie’s, West Didsbury
25th May - Trove, Levenshulme
10th June - The Lexington, London
18th June - Night and Day (full band)
4th-5th July - Velvet Badger Festival, Buxton (full band)
27th July - Hilary Step, Whalley Range
I am so organised