Homeless Matt, the weird guy who does open mic at The Swan, tops the list of additions to the NeilFest line-up this summer.
The outspoken musician who attends every open mic night in the Berkshire area will make his headlining debut at NeilFest in July.
Known for adding his own brand of desperate dour balladry to hits such as ‘Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)’ by The Cheeky Girls and ‘My Humps’ by The Black Eyed Peas, this will be the singers only festival appearance, after some recent remarks regarding children landed his name in both the local newspaper and on the sex offenders register.
Also confirmed on Friday for the three-day
drink and drug binge extravaganza are Datchet rockers Neville the Cancerous Mole, Bracknell country-math band %%%, and Ascot-based Mumstep trio Smashing Shirley, who’ll appear on the Saturday night to help raise funds for more beer and nitrous oxide.
Speaking about the festival, promoter Neil Sullivan said, “Once again we’ve set a benchmark for the DIY festival. NeilFest had its humble beginnings in our back garden at uni, and now moves to the heady climbs of Leigh’s dad’s allotment.
“It’s not massive or anything. It’s just well chilled out. There’s no advertising like all the big festivals. We like to keep the everything local.”
This year’s DazFest is being supplied by Mike Chaff’s homebrew cider, with
drugs food provided by local dealer Ammo.
NeilFest takes place on Leigh’s dad’s allotment from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10. Tickets are available by ringing Neil.
(Disclaimer: This post is not about a new music show called CTRL from Topman)
Smashinglad are gonna pull down your pants and dry hump you from behind with their new tepid music smell, Smashinglad Alt Ctrl Del! Hosted by Radio 1 button presser and serial rapist Vermin Kaye, the series will bore music fans to mental breakdown, as it features a veritable ‘oh crap, not them!’ of new and vapid music acts. Each show will have an exclusive ‘controller’, who’ll choose the acts Smashinglad have endorsed, in true Smashinglad Alt Ctrl Del! style. Lined up in the Alt Ctrl Del! hot seat for shows 1 to 3 is that arsehole one from the Inbetweeners, James Buckley, misfit Heather Small and high-lord of all that’s abhorent and lifeless in music, Mark Ronson.
With six insipid instalments taking place each Thursday, Smashinglad Alt Ctrl Del! kicks off on February 10th on Channel 49, and will air mediocre, but well lit performances from the blandest acts around, including Fuck Topman and Topshop, Topman Clothes are Probably Manufactured by Blind Seals, Brother, TOPMAN CLOTHES ARE SLIPSHOD SHIT and How Much!? For a fucking cardigan?, to name but a few. Smashinglad Alt Ctrl Del! paid the likes of Rod Hull, Leo Sayer and Sting to curate undersubscribed gigs in cities up and down the country. Now Smashinglad bring Alt Ctrl Del! to the small screen, giving viewers the option of moaning about modern music from the comfort of their own home. Miss out!
Vermin Kay says, “Yeah, I can’t really be arsed. Hopefully it’ll be a chance for people to see that I’m not just a rapist, but also an okay TV presenter. It’s annoying that this ‘ere telly show is a showcase for shit. There’s not a lot of live music on TV at the moment, only that slippery lizard-man Jools Holland and his awful, awful world music, so I guess it’s better than that. There’s so much great music being made; maybe one day we’ll get to hear it!”
Danielle Volkswagon, Senior Marketing Manager, Smashinglad says, ” Smashinglad Alt Ctrl Del! is about revenue. Alt Ctrl Del! means we get to feature the most commercially viable bands, dress them in our clothes, and put them out to the Channel 49 audience. It excites me thinking about how much money we’ll make – we’ll end up with huge piles of cash as these gawping, picture weary retards pile into our stores to try an emulate these marvelously named. We’ll be stinking filthy rich, all the while portraying the idea that we actually give a hoot about new music!”
Cool and wicked etc.