Four Posters and A Pickle - The Ukulele Rock Opera

The Blatant Creation of Art and The Bristol Ukulele Club are about to perform again!!! See below for deets.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Hello and welcome.

The Blatant Creation of Art is terribly terribly proud to announce that Four Posters and a Pickle will be performed in an updated fashion at at 7.30pm on Saturday 27th October 2012.

Tickets are £5 and they're going like sweet pickles. Phone the venue on 0117 9231212 to book.

Bring relatives! Bring friends! Bring enemies and you'll be friends by the end!

The show features lights, special effects and two new songs. The fantastic Bristol Ukulele Club with play a few select songs in the second half too.

If you want a taste of what happen last time, feast your eyes on this:

Monday, 4 June 2012

Woo hoo!!!! In the words of Difficult Ukulele Opera Song Number Two.

We rocked the Bed Workshop in no uncertain terms and here's a short film of edited highlights to prove it:

And now.... it'd be nice to do the show again sometime and somewhere and we'll look into that in various ways.

It would also be cool to do something new. We're cooking up something. Stand back and prepare....

In the meantime look out for the full length pickle film, coming to a vimeo screen near you, some time this summer!

Huge thanks to absolutely everyone involved. Thanks to everyone in the Bristol Uke Club, the Singers, the Bed Workshop and our audiences who succeeded in packing out the bed showroom without causing the floor to give way. 

Friday, 4 May 2012

Things are hotting up. The ukuleles are getting pretty fine and good. This could all come together in a vastness of excitement and musical magic. Still working on final song (although that's song number 2 in the running order) but aside from that, we'll looking very good indeed! Make sure you've got the date and times right. First come, first in, and I think we might be quite full!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Now it begins...

So far we have a neat duet, a rap, rock n roll number and something that owes just a little to Officer Krupke. Four songs down, two songs and an overture to go, lyrics for most are taped.

Promotion begins. Singers need warming up. This will be pretty special...

Monday, 12 December 2011

The Round Robin From Hell

The Round Robin From Hell
Dear Insert Name here, friend or relative
Apologies for the standard letter but that’s the way it is
This year’s been eventful and the only way to tell
Is to send the same thing to a bunch of people you don’t know as well
This year we’ll raise a toast to our health
As it wrinkles up its toes and falls off the shelf
The cat got rabies, the dog got shot, the gerbil got cancer
And I owe my life to a liver transplant from someone called Samantha
On top of that I stubbed my toe as well
Yours sincerely lots of love the Round Robin from hell
At this time of year it’s good to have the care of your family
Although I’m only assuming this because no one likes me
My daughter fell in love with a cage fighter called Jim
I disapproved, he broke my arms and now she’s married him
My work was annoying me and then it went bust
My bank was annoying me and then it went bust
They spent my pension and pay off on some city guy’s bonus
Now I can’t afford to pay the bills and that’s why you can’t phone us
And then I turned drugs and I’m under their spell
Yours sincerely love and kisses the Round Robin from hell
I have to sign off now before they lock me in my cell
I’m in prison or maybe hospital to be honest I can’t tell
I’ve got a crazy feeling that I did something wrong
Like burning down my house for insurance, or just murdering a song
Gonna pay for it with my life and my death as well
All yours, with smiley emoticons, the Round Robin from hell.

Friday, 4 November 2011

One Southville down, one to go

The BCOA teamed up with the Bristol Ukulele Club to deliver a fab performance for the Southville Centre's 20th birthday celebrations. We're now rummaging around the Xmas box in search of new inspiration...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

To begin a new show...

In receipt of three music box type things. Also lining up a number of ukes. Raw material is ready, but I still need to actually, like, write something...