About The Band
We are Obvious Pseudonym, an unsigned rock-electro-pop band from Wakefield, UK.
Our music ranges from disco to rock, blues to stadium indie,
electro to classical; we've been accused of robbing styles and ideas
from everyone from the Pet Shop Boys to Swing Out Sister
touching on Asylum Street Spankers and Genesis; music
legends have afforded us accolades including "entertaining",
"fantastic", "twee" and "whaaat...?" In short, you won't have seen
anything like it before. All our stuff's original and we don't do covers.
Yorkshire arts mag Scene & Heard described us thus:
"Headliners, Obvious Pseudonym, gave us quirky self penned satirical pop, funk etched with
jazzy electro, meandering into 'Abbaesque' sing-along. Obviously something very different for the
chilled out, very appreciative audience gathered to celebrate the solstice."
Our music's been played on radio and telly - our more notable appearances and mentions have
been on BBC TV's Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
In no particular order, the current lineup is:
- Madame Bernard (lead vocal, flute):
For she singeth, and she bloweth. Do not be misled by the sweet vocals for she may attack without warning.
Armed with Rusty The Drainpipe her trusted flute and occasionally things more electronic.
Beware her gin-fuelled fake orgasms.
- Dr Rock Rockson (lead vocal, bass, programming)
Dr Rock holds a PhD in Applied Rock & Roll, Musical Flexibility, and Astrophysics.
Well known for his skill at manipulating things in front of large
crowds, he worships at the church of rock with his funkier-than-thou bass and vocals.
- The Grynn (lead guitar):
Curly-topped and prone to cranking his axe up to 11, only the lack of a silly top
hat prevents Jim from being mistaken for a better looking Slash. It's hard to say which
is more blinding, Jim's gleaming pearly whites, or his dazzling guitar playing,
but either way you'll be blinking in amazement.
- The Man In Black (spoken vocals, guitar):
Wielding his axe of doom The Man In Black holds a doctorate from the University Of Darkness,
allegedly purchased on the Internet using ill-gotten gains from banana republics. He lurks at the back,
occasionally breaking into a sharp rap but more commonly thrashing out chords and stabs.
- Cap'n B (keyboards, programming, keytar, accordion):
Knob-twiddler, square-eyed screen-starer and gadget addict, caressing keyboards with
extraordinary attention to detail. A disco demon when Judith The Keytar comes out
but be careful as he's prone to occasionally breaking into needless jazz and disco.
You'll love us. Really. If you want to find out more, check out this interview with the band!
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