By Kevin Whitlock
OgilvyInteractive’s Stefanie Price (that’s her above, in the hat) is off to Glastonbury this weekend… not to watch, but as a performer.
Stef, PA to OgilvyOne’s interactive creative director Bo Hellberg, is a member of The Masters of the Kazooniverse (click on the thumbnail below), a 12-piece band which claims to be “the world’s only marching Kazoo orchestra”.
She says of the combo: “Our mission is to travel the world, traversing oceans, marching from cityscapes to countrysides, through alleyways and mountainsides. Spreading love and enlightenment, uniting people of limited musical ability using the ancient and mysterious power of the kazoo!”
MotK’s repertoire is hugely eclectic, running the gamut of everything from Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” and the mighty Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love” through to soul stompers like “Sir Duke”, jazz standards like “Night Train” and pop classics such as “Enola Gay”. And they do a really wicked version of the theme from Terry And June.
They’ll be marching around the festival’s Circus & Theatre Field, so if you’re going to Glasto this year, make sure you check them out. Just listen out for the lilting rasp of the kazoo. And if you do bump into the band, it’s worth noting that they’ll even take requests!
“If you would like to hear your favorite song improved by means of kazooage, we would love to hear from you,” says Stef. “The Masters of the Kazooniverse are also available for fetes, festivals, funfairs and funerals.”
This will be the second consecutive year the combo have played at the world’s greatest festival. Last year they went down a storm (apt, considering the weather) and were interviewed by BBC Radio 6 Music and also appeared at the Glastonbury Kids’ Festival (click on thumbnail pics below).
As well as Glasto, the band will also be performing at Bestival (as well as Glastonbury Kids again) this year. But if you can’t make any of these events, visit their MySpace page for more: