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a mountain to climb (take 37, day 4)

 

A brand new hedluv + passman song featuring Rhys Darby! But wait. I should warn you first that you won’t be able to get this out of your head. Once it’s in there. It’ll be going around and around and around – but not just that – it’ll be going around and around and around REALLY LOUDLY. I dunno… If you’re anything like me anyway, you won’t be able to thonk straight.

UK tour

Rhys Darby ironing
he’s doin’ it

We are the support act for Rhys Darby on his UK tour this July! Calling in at:

St Albans, Arena 06/07/14

Bournemouth, The Pavilion Theatre 10/07/14

Bristol, Colston Hall 11/07/14

Cardiff, St Davids Hall 12/07/14

Newcastle, Tyne Theatre 16/07/14

New Brighton, Floral Pavillion 17/07/14

Leeds, Town Hall 18/07/14

Salford, The Lowry 19/07/14

Birmingham, Town Hall 20/07/14

Cambridge, Corn Exchange 22/07/14

London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire 23/07/14

London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire 24/07/14

Tickets here

what the hell are we doing drinking in LA in our early thirties? Or something

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me and Passman in Hollywood

During our time in LA we spent an afternoon in Hollywood. We went to the In-N-Out Burger, the American Apparel shop, and got our photos taken next to the sign. And of course we got hustled onto an open top bus to see the celebrity homes (we got them down to $14 …or they did)

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‘a gogo with the Juicy stories where he got Busted Hugh Grant’

We saw the club where River Phoenix died, the house where Michael Jackson died, and the hotel where Whitney Houston died. Actually it was quite depressing. Luckily we didn’t die at any of our own shows (aye!) but we did discover that the public decency laws were a bit stricter…

police chase
things quickly got out of hand

Netflip!

 

Don’t be surprised when you hear our music on Rhys Darby’s new TV show Short Poppies! Well, you can surprised if you want to. You probably won’t now though will you. Sorry I spoilt the surprise…

Adventure Time

Over the years we’ve had some pretty big adventures. But next month we embark on our biggest adventure to date. We will be flying out to New Zealand to join Kiwi comedian and actor Rhys Darby on his new stand-up tour: Mr Adventure.

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It’s not clear yet in what capacity, but in a recent interview, Rhys is quoted as saying, “They’re even writing the theme song for my show”.

News to us… but I guess we’ll have plenty of time on the plane.

C+

hedluv and passman by steve ullathorne

After performing there last year we were well aware of how gruelling the Edinburgh Fringe is. With over 30 performances to do in the space of a month, it’s a real test of physical and mental stamina. So the plan was to get into good shape during the run up. We didn’t though. So we worked it into the show – “This year we will be doing less songs and more resting.”

Unfortunately there was no Rhys Darby this year, though he was on the iPod. He’d very kindly made us some audio clips that we were able to use like bike stabilisers, up to the point when we were ready to remove them and come out from behind the curtain to try some comedy ourselves (after about the first week). Alan Davies came to see us! Twice! Gave us some good tweets too… and Henning Wehn came to see us again – turns out he did like the show last year! He just doesn’t tweet. Gave us some good advice though…

So how do we reckon we did then? Well… the audience numbers were up on last year’s – but that ought not to have been too hard. The poster was better. The flyers were… still bad. Worse if anything. The show was… similar. And the reviews were mixed: 2 x 5 stars and 3 x 3 stars making it 19 out of a possible 25 stars. As a percentage that works out as 76%… At first I thought that was an A but it turns out that that’s a C now… so a pass then.