Influences: Flight of the Conchords, Ian Dury, The Wombles, Madness, Tim Minchin, Tom Lehrer, Robbie Williams, Victorian Music Hall, Blur, Kirsty McColl, Art Brut, Adam and the Ants, The Two Ronnies, Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett, Spike Milligan, Dr Seuss, Stiff Little Fingers, The Simpsons, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Bernard Cribbins, Monty Python, Graham Fellows (John Shuttleworth), Bill Bailey
2020 is my 9th FAWM, and I have done the 50/90 8 times. Have made it past 14 the last 2 years. I hope to write a few short songs, maybe that is cheating a bit but I like having some short songs for gigging, a musical equivalent of one-liners, to throw into the mix.
I write some comedy songs, some just whatever songs (most usually have a "gentle humour"), sometimes a kids' song and maybe some short instrumentals and sketches. I like writing songs about everyday things.
Some songs are recording-only songs that I couldn't possibly do live but I also try to get some "keepers" for live gigs (where I perform mostly in the context of comedy nights with "original comedy singalong songs" or my favourite gigs - with friends round a campfire) ...
I have no idea what will come out of this month and I'm looking forward to some games, skirmishes and challenges.
Most of all I just like being part of it.
songs from previous FAWMs and 50/90s are on my website:
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Hi Wobbie. I wish you a Snappy-Zappy-Happy Fawm 2020. 😀
See ya in Feb
So nice to see you here again 😃
I'm really looking forward to it, Den! Can't wait to hear what you come up with. 😊
I want to thank you for always making me laugh, it is so healthy and such a brilliant gift to share...I will be around to give you a listen!!!
Hiya Wobbie... Good to see you here too. We'll get that tape on the list too. Looking forward to lots of fun. I've got no expectations, so we'll se how this goes. 😀
Can’t wait for all of the laughter your music will bring me!
Another year gone by....willl be listening for your latest.
Well hello there! And it's one more time on the Ferris wheel of fun! Have a great FAWM!
Hiya Wobbie! Here we are again... Uncle Rick wants to know what sort of music he should be practising this year; he's been somewhat diverted by a bucketload of software synths over the last few months, but the Chapman Stick has been dusted off and tuned!
Hi Wobbie!! Can't wait to hear your wit and charm again this year. Always love your songs. 😀
Wobbie!! Always love your sense of humor in your work and can't wait to witness some more mastery! 😀
Hi Wobbie! Happy FAWM!!!
have the best FAWM this year!
Oh yeah, I'd love to do a collab this year!
I seem to recall that you asked for a collaboration a few years ago and it came to nothing. That was totally my fault, sorry. 😞
Let's do this!!!!
Hi Wobbie! Have a great FAWM!! 😀