Archive | February, 2011

Dr Who theme tune

25 Feb

Last week at the February Jumpers for Goalposts we tried something a little different. We took a different route, marched to the beat of a different drum and generally didn’t do the same thing we would normally do.

Where normally we have a talented, magical musical act… this month we had… the audience. So, instead of people coming and making craft while hearing a great acoustic set from a band, we asked people to come and make craft whilst learning to play the Dr Who theme tune on one of a range of tiny instruments.

We had no idea how this would turn out, whether anyone would even want to come and, if they did, whether they would ever join in. So… we waited nervously, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, for people to show up.

Slowly the room began to fill and slowly it became apparent that, not only were people joining in and having a go on our tiny instruments (that sounds wrong somehow!)…they had even brought their own.

So, with the magic of a keyboard, some glockenspiels, tiny guitars (ok, ukeleles), kazoos, a child’s accordion, a swanee whistle and the human voice, we created this impromptu, off-the-cuff live hallucination performance:

I’m sure you’ll agree it is breath-taking! Apologies for the shaky camera work. We were over excited.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came down, took part, created craft, made music, or just stared at the people doing those things in a confused way. Our hearts were in our mouths, but thanks to you we pulled it off!

We’re back next month on the third Thursday (17th March) at the Alley Cafe, with the splendid 20 Year Hurricane taking over the musical reins.

See you there!