We were chatting during a lull in proceedings at a recent gig ( as you do !) and we realised that , between us , we could play a lot of musical instruments ! The qualification we decided on was that we had to have played said instruments on a paid gig , which eliminated the tympani and triangle I played with an amateur symphony orchestra but had to include the kazoo and swanee whistle that Parky plays on his upcoming ‘Magical Christmas Tree ‘ tour , though it’s debatable that these could actually be classed as musical instruments even when played by Parky ! So for your entertainment and , I hope , amazement , here are the instruments that we can play. I’m not going to tell you who plays what , that’s for you to try to work out .( Write your answer on a £20 note and hand it to me next time you come to see us !) Here goes ! — in the band there are :-
5 vocalists ; 4 pianists ; 4 guitarists ; 3 electric bassists ; 3 mandolin players ; 3 fiddlers ; 2 double bassists ; 2 drummers ; 2 harmonica players ; 2 bodhran players ;2 tin whistlers ; 1 piano accordionist ; 1 melodeonist ; 1 vibraphonist ; 1 anglo concertinist ; 1 English concertinist ; ( different apparently ! ) ;1 xylophonist ; 1 banjoist and finally , 1 harmonium player. I’ve decided not to include Parky’s comic blowing things on the grounds that they ( and him playing them ) are ridiculous ! So there you have it , if we could split ourselves we’d have a 40 piece group ! Versatile or what ?
• Why do guitarists put drumsticks on the dash of their car?
So they can park in the disabled parking bay.