The Idiot Bastard Band are a band dedicated to the comic song.
Ade Edmonson (Young Ones, Comic Strip, Bottom, etc)
Guitar, banjo, trumpet, mandolin, fiddle, coconuts.
Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Monty Python, Innes Book Of Records, etc)
Keyboards, guitar, ukulele.
Phill Jupitus (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Q1, Radio 6 DJ ,etc)
Guitar, bass, kazoo, triangle.
Rowland Rivron (Raw Sex, Jools Holland Big Band, Blue Peter (aged 15), etc)
Drums, congas, bongos, rude shouting.
They play songs by The Bonzos, Jake Thackeray, Syd Barret, George Formby, They Might Be Giants, Ian Dury, Mel Brooks, The Mighty Sparrow, and many of their very own brand spanking new compositions.
During the winter of 2010/2011 they held a raucous 8 week residency at The Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell. Famously advertised as ‘Live Rehearsals’ the shows were a heady mixture of excitement and catastrophe, at once fabulously warm, surprising and hilarious. They have done something similar this year at Monto Water Rats, where they found that actually, they weren’t half bad… so they’ve booked a few more shows and thought they might even bang a few festival performances out this summer.