GENRE: Eccentric arthouse cross-genre darkly ironic pop

BOBWANTSHISHEADBACK first formed in Brighton in 2009, as a bunch of creative people who met through our small children. We quickly realised as parents, we were quietly going mad with the lack of a positive adult creative outlet. So we started jamming and discovered to our delight that we could write songs, so started gigging in and around Brighton to see if other people liked them too, and guess what? They did.

As we are a diverse and slightly eccentric mix of characters who play a rather unusual blend of instruments, this is naturally represented in our music. We like to think of ourselves as having a Kubrickesque approach to musical styles. We take a style and put the BOBWANTSHISHEADBACK twist on it. A pastiche band, but we play original material.

Nadwa (Nadia Strahan) – Vocals, Percussion

Varvara La Voom (Barbara Collins) – Accordion

Monsignor Roberto Linguini (Peter Arciero) – Tenor Sax, Guitar, Saw

Quiet Frank (Simon Pascoe) – Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Professor Bob (Alf Wiltshire) – Bass

Robert Crème Brûlée (Robert Desbruslais) – Guitar, Mandolin

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Sounds Like: Nothing you’ve ever heard or everything you’ve ever heard. Depending on what you’ve heard.

21st Century Cabaret, with soul…


Brighton Venues: The Brunswick, The Albert, The Brighton Ballroom, The Komedia, The Horse & Groom, Whitecliffs Café, The Green Store, The Lamb in Lewes, The Latest Bar, Cubar

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