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#1’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, the low-in-the-mix-in-case-he-screws-up ukulele of new boy Paul#2, Pete's rubber stringed bassiness and drummer Olly’s ferocious double-bass pedal power-pop style (plus the occasional wibbly-wobbliness of Nige's Theremin) has grown 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. And all that.
Ahh, we're just a bunch of mates who've played together in various 'serious' bands over the past 30 years and we just wanted to have some fun. Ukulele's are fun. The Theremin is fun.
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Also Known As: Uku-le-Leigh. The Eye Candy of the MIGHTY LEMONS.
Other bands: Lutz, Glassfinger.
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, guitar.
Other bands: Ask The Dog
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? Oh, and there are never any wrong notes - it's just jazz baby. Just jazz.
Also Known As: “The Big Groover”
Instrument: The Epic Glottis, Melodica, Theremin, Vibraslap. Ukulele.
Other bands: The Nonkey Brothers
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