Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Four harmonic poofs

In my blog about the fabulous Panto we went to last week ("Oh yes we did"), I mentioned that one of the leads Ian Parkin was a founder member of former telly sensations Four Poofs and a Piano. Of course, that name means nothing to anyone who didn't watch the BBC's glitzy Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, which ran from 2001 to 2010 (ourselves included: telly on a Friday? Not likely...)

Anyhoo, the "Poofs" were (and possibly still are) a close-harmony cabaret group specialising in piano versions of pop songs and witty piss-takes, who were "discovered" gigging on the cabaret circuit. Since their TV fame, the boys performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and even Glastonbury! Their line-up has changed over the years - Mr Parkin is no longer with them, but they were joined in 2013 by none other than cheesy 70s pop-piano sensation Bobby Crush!

So, here are the boys themselves, with their tribute to Chris Martin of Coldplay - Cheer Up, For Fuck's Sake!

They gained notoriety for near-the-knuckle numbers, not least this classic - My Enormous Penis:

And, as befitting our continued countdown to the dread day, here they are with Camp Up Your Christmas:

Ho. Ho. Ho.

Four Poofs and a Piano


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