Artist: Spooky Jefferson's Ideal Lunch Box
from a planetoid unknown Spooky Jefferson’s Ideal Lunch Box are a
quintet who have taken musical freedom and spun it on its head, mixing
Ska with anything else they can get their hands on. Think Madness meets
Diablo Swing Orchestra and Chris Dale's Sack Trick. They are for their
sins Davie King (keys, trumpet, tenor sax), Kieran Jobling (vocals), Dean
Wiseman (alto Sax), Allen Humes (guitar), Adam Broadbent (bass) and Raggz
Chandan (drums) .
of Dolls' is the bands first EP and is five pieces of mind bending
madness that gets underway with the instrumental piece ‘Spooky’s
Lunchbox’. It just one and a half minutes of unadulterated musical
madness, from the opening keyboard flurry and the haunting saxophone, it
reminds me of backing soundtrack to some silent movie horror that
seamlessly leads into the more traditional Ska sounds of ‘Alien’
with frontman Kieran Jobling adding that Buster Bloodvessel style
humorous vocal to the brass section and keyboards of Wiseman and King.
tempo is picked up with almost unshakeable abandonment for the funky Ska
filled ‘Cookie Spooky’, another fun filled semi-instrumental that
leads into the equally fun soaked ‘Freak Show’, that has more than an
edge of the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (lollypops anyone?) about it.
The EP closes with the title track ‘House of Dolls’, a mystic venture that takes Ska to the dark side and brings it back warped and twisted with a funky jazz element and rounds off what is a quite unique musical adventure. If you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of Tim Burton on his days off, then look no further, Spooky Jefferson is as dark as it is fun. It’s a guilty pleasure you simply cannot live without, so take a step into the House Of Dolls you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find there!!!!!
“SPOOKY’S GONNA GET
by: Barry McMinn
1. Spooky's Lunchbox
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