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The Cosmic Sausages experience

The Cosmic Sausages are an acoustic, comic street band who with folky instruments, beautiful harmonies and quirky humour deliver what can only be described as a unique performance. In their 28 year old work they have built an incredible repertoire of songs and tunes of almost every genre imaginable and from many places and countries.

These are delivered with characters, audience participation and INteraction as they deliver theme tunes, impersonate pop stars, sing songs in obscure languages, they can become cossacks, Swedish farmers, cockneys or cowboys often whatever is often chosen by the audience and there is quite an array to choose from. They were born performing a full blown comic street show but they also perform in many different ways depending on the nature of the event they are performing at, its only polite to tailor a suit to fit.

About the band

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About the band

The Cosmic Sausages have now been performing for 29 years and have performed literally 1000's of shows in a plethora of situations including stadiums, festivals, weddings, parties, bar mitzvah's funerals and garden fetes.

They were actually formed back in 1990 and developed their show during an epic 5 month European tour taking in twelve countries and performing their street show over 250 times. This peaked in the summer months of July and August in Budapest and Prague where the newly opened East were incredibly receptive to their brand of English humour and they returned three summers running for a series of huge street shows in the best places such as the 'Old Town Square' In Prague.

They have always performed in Europe a lot and actually perform their show in French and Italian as well as English.They returned to Europe time and time again appearing at numerous International busking festivals such as The Ferrara Buskers festival (x5), the Neuchatel Buskers festival (x 4) The Castellaro buskers festival (x5) and numerous festivals all over Italy, France and Switzerland.

They frequented the french and swiss ski resorts for long month long tours between 1996 and 2002 skiing in the day and playing bars in the night and are now all very proficient skiers. Chamonix became a second home and a base for both their summer and winter tours in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Back home in England they started to get busier and busier and frequented towns good for street performing such as Bath where they met many friends and went many times for long weekends performing at the infamous Bell in Walcot st and performing at the Bath fringe festival many times.

Glastonbury came calling and the band performed there 8+ times appearing on numerous stages as well as the pyramid stage backstage party twice.

The band has played at 1000's of weddings and parties up and down the land and pretty well honed a completely different technique for performing at these. Instead of the full blown street show of the early years the band would be more inclined to tailor a suit to fit any event and at weddings that meant evolving from background music during the champagne reception to circulating the tables during the meal with an ala carte menu of songs and tunes from everywhere for the guests to choose from.

The band really has played in venues big and small, big being the likes of Wembley Stadium and the O2 and small being many a front room or gazebo or garden fete.

The band has performed in village halls up and down the land as part of the rural touring scheme, its performed at grand prix's at Silverstone, moto GP's, the Olympics, the Commonwealth games, The Long room at Lords and many events for the Lord and Lady Taverners.

They have many regular events in the schedule such as the Lincoln sausage festival where they have appeared 12 years on the trot, they always perform to the Premier League ref's at their annual bash and they have performed at dinners and awards ceremonies at all the top hotels in Park Lane.

They do however still enjoy a good old garden fete and frankly being totally acoustic as they always have been, there are few events more suitable than a good old garden fete.

The band after performing at Eric Idle's Aunties 90th birthday party in Devon accompanied Eric singing 'always look on the bright side of Life' firstly at the press launch of 'Spamalot' then 'the Graham Norton show' and then appeared with him as part of the finale of 'we are most amused' a comedy tribute to Prince Charles for his 60th Birthday recorded for ITV in the presence of Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry. The band also in 2014 performed 9 nights at the O2 with Monty Python as part of their after show entertainment as well as being the only act at the cast party on the last night which was quite a night it has to be said.

The band now approaching three decades with a wealth of material, a wealth of experience, and a wealth of hangovers but fully intend to carry on sausaging for many years yet.

Recordings

The Sausages have recorded two cassettes:

and two CDs:

These can now be bought online!

Television

The Sausages performed the song 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' with Monty Python legend Eric Idle recently (2008) at a show for HRH Prince Charles, which was shown nationally on ITV1.

They have played live on Pick of the Fringe on HTV and are heavily featured in the Music Mavericks documentary by Swiss Art-House Film Director Alain Godet.

Other television appearances include ‘Newsround’, a live appearance during ‘National Music Day’ (BBC1) and several appearances on European television.