With a repertoire of hundreds of songs, melodies and theme tunes, the Cosmic Band take their audience on a madcap musical tour of the world, meeting up with James Bond, The Mafia, deranged cowboys, faithhealers, cossacks and overacting popstars along the way.
Appearing first as a gentle folk band and armed only with acoustic instruments, close harmonies and a shared vision of the surreal, the cosmic band ambush their audience with a sustained barrage of pop classics, mixing theatre, circus, slapstick, competitions, crowd participation and insane walkabouts.
The Cosmic Band have now been performing for 25 years and have performed literally 1000’s of shows in a plethora of situations including stadiums, festivals, weddings, parties, bar mitzvah’s funerals and garden fetes.
The band really has played in venues big and small, big being the likes of Wembley Stadium and the o2 and small being many a front room or gazebo or garden fete.
The band has performed in village halls up and down the land as part of the rural touring scheme, its performed at Grand Prix’s at Silverstone, Moto GP’s, the Olympics, the commonwealth games, the Long Room at Lords and many events for the Lord and Lady Taverners.
They do however still enjoy a good old garden fete and frankly being totally acoustic as they always have been, there are few events more suitable than a good old garden fete.
The band performing at Eric Idle’s aunties 90th birthday party, accompanied Eric singing ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’, firstly at the press launch of ‘Spamalot’ then ‘the Graham Norton Show’ and then appeared with him as part of the finale of ‘We Are Most Amused’ a comedy tribute to Prince Charles for his 60th birthday recorded for ITV in the presence of Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry. The band also in 2014 performed 9 nights at the o2 with Monty Python as part of their after show entertainment as well as being the only act at the cast party on the last night which was quite a night it has to be said.