MIGHTY LEMONS are a bunch of amateurs with varying levels of musical ability (it will be obvious when you hear them).
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 solid body ukulele, the lazy rhythmic bunk-bunking pudgy-fingered approach to Leigh’s ukulele strumming, Andy's slightly late, slightly wrong accordion melodies, Pete's country tinged, rubber stringed bassiness and drummer Olly’s ferocious double-bass pedal power-pop style, grew into a unique, taut, furious fruity sound.
Live, MIGHTY LEMONS are undoubtedly an exciting band. This septet of humungous fruitiness 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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Also Known As: Uku-le-Leigh. The Eye Candy of the MIGHTY LEMONS.
Influences: Anything from Andrade Bocelli to Slayer. I'm dead cultured, me.
Loves: Peanut butter, Chicken Kievs, my family, Peter Lemon
Hates: Scallops, Peter Lemons windy-pops
Death Row Meal: Chicken Kiev, chips and sweetcorn
Tell Us A Secret: My ideal gig would be Bill Joel singing metal classics.
Instrument: Ukulele - in an Edward Van Halen meets Les Dawson style
Other instruments: Vocal cords
Influences: The Power of Metal. Edward Van Halen.
Loves: Being lovely. Volume. Breaking strings. Adding in the occasional jazz chord. Wendy.
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?
Also Known As: “The Big Groover”
Instrument: The Epic Glottis, Melodica, Theremin, Vibraslap
Influences: Val Doonican, Simon and Garfunkel, Chris De Burgh, Dean Martin, Michael Jackson
Death Row Meal: Barbecue ribs followed by a Caramel Cheesecake. 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 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
Also Known As: "The Mad One" and "Not now, Andy". Inventor of the E-ear Trumpet.
Other Projects: Play Accordion for Kingston Morris Dancers and Badgers Set Band
Loves: Accordion, inventing, sailing, kayaking, writing, film making
Hates: traffic wardens, politicians and rap
Death Row Meal: something with over a hundred courses and impossible to find ingredients
Also known as: Peter-lele
Instrument: Bass Ukulele
Other instruments: Vocal cords, ukulele, guitar
Influences: Punk and disco
Loves: Cadbury Double Deckers. Beer. Gin & Tonic.
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 4
Other Projects: Homework
Influences: Dave Grohl, Lee Aaron, Harry Judd
Hates: Getting up
Death Row Meal: MacDonald's Chicken Nuggets and Fries
Tell Us A Secret: Meh. Can't be bothered.