MIGHTY LEMONS are born of ukulele folklore, the sons of New Orleans ukulele maestro and tent show troubadour, Papa Lemon.
The immiscible synthesis of Nige’s folk influence vocal styling, the atonal jazz dissonance of Paul’s ukulele, the hard-rocking finger-tapping of Martin’s off-tune ukulele, the rhythmic bunk-bunking pudgy-fingered approach to Leigh’s ukulele playing, Andy's fat accordion riffage, bassist Pete’s pink power pop punk background and drummer Olly’s ferocious double-bass pedal power-pop style, grew into a unique, taut, furious sound.
Live, MIGHTY LEMONS are undoubtedly an exciting band. This sevensome of brothers has the ability to hold an audience spellbound with their impassioned and unabashed juxtaposition of melodic intricacy and comedy rock intensity, crafted perfectly into a carefully-weighted mixture of pop sensibility and rock angularity that challenges the listener to resist singing along.
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Other instruments: Geetar (well, I own one)
Other Projects: The mighty GLASSFINGER
Influences: Anything from Andrade Bocelli to Slayer. I'm dead cultured, me.
Loves: Peanut butter, Spurs, Chicken Kievs, my family (actual family, not the guff comedy), Peter Lemon
Hates: Arsenal, scallops, Peter Lemons farts
Death Row Meal: Chicken Kiev, chips and sweetcorn
Tell Us A Secret: My ideal gig would be Bill Joel singing metal classics
Other instruments: Vocal cords
Influences: The Power of Metal
Loves: Being lovely.
Hates: Nothing. I live to love.
Death Row Meal: Oh, anything, I don't want to put anyone to too much trouble.
Tell Us A Secret: Erm, but that would break a confidence?
Instrument: The Epic Glottis
Other instruments: Yo Mamma
Other Projects: The Nonkey Brothers, Pyjama Charm
Influences: Val Doonican, Simon and Garfunkel, Chris De Burgh, Dean Martin, Michael Jackson
Loves: A hot shower in the middle of the day
Hates: A cold shower in the middle of the night.
Death Row Meal: Barbecue ribs from the Costco at Reading followed by a Caramel Cheesecake from the restaurant at work. Washed down with a cold coke, a pint of Leffe and two fingers of the Balvenie. Oh, and some of those white chocolate Lindt balls.
Tell Us A Secret: I'm scared of heights and tidal waves
Instrument: Atonal Uke
Other instruments: Large organ
Other Projects: Forming an avant garde ensemble to extemporise around dissonant bicycle sounds
Influences: Bernard Cribbins earlier cabaret noire music and Gustav Mahler's party album
Loves: Knocking on old ladies doors and then running away
Hates: The bassist
Death Row Meal: Lemons (obviously) with a side of invisibility potion
Tell Us A Secret: The Easter Bunny does not exist but don't tell him
Other instruments: Guitar
Other Projects: Play Accordion for Kingston Morris Dancers and Badgers Set Band
Loves: sailing, kayaking, accordions, writing, film making
Hates: traffic wardens, politicians and rap
Death Row Meal: something with over a hundred courses and impossible to find ingredients
Tell Us A Secret: I might (or might not) have a hand in the website for the National Association of Liars, www.liars.org.uk
Instrument: Bass Ukulele
Other instruments: Vocal cords
Other Projects: GLASSFINGER, The Nonkey Brothers
Influences: Punk and disco
Loves: Eating Double Deckers (the chocolate bar)
Hates: Eating Double Deckers (the mode of transport)
Death Row Meal: Mary Berry's recipe large lemon drizzle cake with a file in it
Tell Us A Secret: Robbie Williams knows the lyrics to The Nonkey Brothers song "Floater"
Instrument: Drums (when his mum let's him)
Other instruments: Play Station 3
Other Projects: Homework
Influences: Lee Aaron, Harry Judd, Shane Long, Jamie Mackie
Hates: Getting up
Death Row Meal: MacDonald's Chicken Nuggets and Fries
Tell Us A Secret: Meh. Can't be bothered.