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Wizards of Twiddly reunite

The fairly legendary band plan one night at Zanzibar. We've got some tickets to give away

Published on February 29th 2008.

Wizards of Twiddly reunite

“THE best band you've never heard”, is how one blogger calling themselves “Swedish For Beginners” described the Wizards of Twiddly just this week.

Now we are not Swedish (unless you pay us) and we are certainly not beginners when it comes to the Twiddlys' music, an entirely refreshing sound which is a twisted jazzy fugue of them, Frank Zappa, the Cardiacs, the Blockheads and more.

During the 1990s, the Wizards of Twiddly were one of Liverpool's most compelling and entertaining live acts, their finely honed music, from Carl Bowry, Andy Delamere, Andy Frizell, Simon James and Martin Smith, regularly attracting massive local audiences. Eventually, Twiddly gigs became “happenings”. They collaborated with Kevin Ayers on an album and even had a narrator, Keith Lancaster, who operated a “contraption” which would reveal, in crayon, the title of the next song in the set.

If, like our Swedish friend's friends, you have never heard them, it's little wonder. The band sort of split years ago, to do other things like provide the horn section for bands including The Coral and Shack, and write scores for musicals, but just now and again they get back together and sound even better than before.

The they putting in two very rare reunion gigs at the St Helens Citadel (Friday Mach 7) and at the Zanzibar, here in Liverpool the following night (March 8).

Want to go? We have two pairs of tickets for the Liverpool gig and, just to add to the wow factor, may even be there ourselves.

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