COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5: ‘Gay Icon.’


COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 -  Gay IconPerhaps I should offer a little by way of introduction to the band first:

COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 are the shiny disco ball helmet wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that put the emphasis on music, laughter and entertaining. Like a Dean Martin and Kenny Rogers hybrid with the D.N.A of Bob Marley and Neil Diamond on mushrooms! Their live show has included laughter ;yoga; Justin Bieber exorcisms; gaffa-taped crowd surfing;mass group hugs; dance offs; creating beats by getting the crowd high-fiving; sing-a-longs about dancing in gay discos and being heart broken by ginger people; Mexican Boings (like a Mexican wave but getting the crowd to say “boing” from one side to the other);partial nudity, and a cattle stampede. Their music is a party at its most outrageous, ridiculous and joyous.

OK – so now you know.

Their latest offering -full title, ‘Gay Icon (Please Don’t Die Stephen Fry, Can’t Be Wrong Elton John)’ –  has been backed by both Peter Tatchell and Stephen Fry and was recently The Scotsman (Edinburgh based ‘broadsheet’ newspaper) Record of The Week.

I don’t think I need say any more, but just in case you’re in need of further confirmation that us Glaswegians have the ability to laugh at ourselves (as well as being immensely talented and good-looking people) then I’ve added the new video for the track for ‘How Many Manys Are Too Many?

(The ‘Gay Icon’ EP is released through Traffic Cone Records and is available now – January 2013)

(9/10)

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