4 Poofs and a Piano
4 Poofs And A Piano have established themselves as one of the most versatile acts in the business. As the house band on Friday night With Jonathan Ross they have tackled everything from show tunes to rock and roll, jazz to heavy metal and pop to punk. All this with their tongues firmly in their cheeks.
They were first spotted performing at Soho’s Groucho club and only nine months after forming the group, they found themselves on national television where they’ve been for the past seven years. Many have tried to remove them from the BBC Television Centre but, for middle aged men, they can run really fast!
Their unique brand of comedy combined with their close harmony work has led to two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, 3 packed out appearances at Glastonbury and sell-out appearances at many comedy festivals. They love touring the country and have discovered that if they play a town which is usually starved of entertainment, they’re probably going to have a really good night.
They have been popular guests on many TV shows including This Morning; Harry Hill’s TV Burp; LK Today; The Comedy Awards; Children In Need and Sport Relief. They have also been guests on numerous national and local radio stations including Radio2 with Jonathan Ross; Radio 5 live with Simon Mayo; BBC Radio Scotland with Fred Macauley and most of the BBC’s local radio stations.
On the corporate circuit, they are in regular demand often lending their services as the house band for a conference followed by a cabaret in the evening Past clients include Microsoft; JLT Solutions; Deloittes; Lloyds List; Waverley TBS; AGFA; Pioneer and Euromoney.
They have supported many charities over the past seven years including The Terence Higgins Trust; Barnardos; The Dyslexia Association; Stonewall; Cancer Research; The Simone Cowland Trust; Comic Relief; Sport Relief and Children In Need.
Their debut single Camp Up Your Christmas outsold Blue and Atomic Kitten in the HMV store on Oxford Street and Duncan James is still not talking to them. Two years later they released their debut album, Screamin’ Party Anthems! which is still available through Amazon.co.uk and the accompanying single Christmas Fairies is still available from iTunes. This only proves that they are still as popular as ever (or neither sold very well and there are hundreds of copies left).
In 2006 they were the support act for An Evening With Joan Collins. It was an interesting experience but, following 2 years of therapy, they are now ready to take to the road again with a mixture of original material, quirky re-workings of classic songs and even a bit of tap dancing – see, we told you they were versatile!