The Humdrum Express (singer/songwriter Ian Passey) continues to document the quirks of modern times in a unique and infectious manner.
Often heard on BBC 6music, his breezily delivered observation, social commentary and sharp wit are fused with a mix of familiar cultural references, surreal characters and subtle puns.
Recent singles Festival At Home, Cryptic Self Pity, Double Edged Swords, Copy Cats and Leopard Print Onesie have been championed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6music show. All five songs can be found on the current album, The Day My Career Died.
Previous gigs include dates with John Cooper Clarke, Bob Mould, Ian McCulloch, Half Man Half Biscuit, The Wedding Present, Hugh Cornwell and Miles Hunt.
"Brilliant, observationally... part of me just wants to stand up and applaud"
- Steve Lamacq, BBC 6music
"Biting, observational acoustic wit, poetically lamenting everyday life in a somewhat unique and infectious manner"
- Will Munn, Rhythm & Booze
South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. The plot centers on an American nurse Nelllie Forbush stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner, Emile Debeke, but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A secondary romance, between a U.S. Lieutenant Joe Cable and a young Tonkinese woman, Liat, explores his fears of the social consequences should he marry his Asian sweetheart. The musical has a wonderful score including songs ‘Bali Ha'i’, ‘I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair’, ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘There Is Nothing Like a Dame’, ‘Happy Talk’, ‘Younger Than Springtime’, and ‘I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy’.
Music by Richard Rogers & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A.Michener