Our Story

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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Leigh Lemon

Also Known As: Uku-le-Leigh. The Eye Candy of the MIGHTY LEMONS.

Instrument: Uku-le-Leigh 

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.

MARTIN LEMON

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?

Nige Lemon

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

Paul Lemon

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 

Andy Lemon

Also Known As: "The Mad One" and "Not now, Andy". Inventor of the E-ear Trumpet.

Instrument: Accordion 

Other Projects: Play Accordion for Kingston Morris Dancers and Badgers Set Band 

Influences: alcohol 

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

 

Pete Lemon

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.

Hates: People

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"

Olly Lemon

Instrument: Drums (when his mum let's him) 

Other instruments: Play Station 4 

Other Projects: Homework 

Influences: Dave Grohl, Lee Aaron, Harry Judd 

Loves: Sleeping 

Hates: Getting up 

Death Row Meal: MacDonald's Chicken Nuggets and Fries 

Tell Us A Secret: Meh. Can't be bothered.