Monday, February 6, 2012

Neil Innes

Neil James Innes (1944) is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.
Innes graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Goldsmiths' in 1966.
In the late 1960s, Innes appeared with the Bonzo Dog Band on both seasons of the UK children's television series Do Not Adjust Your Set which also featured some future members of the Monty Python comedy team.
In the mid-1970s, Innes became closely associated with the TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus. He played a major role in performing and writing songs and sketches for the final series in 1974 (after John Cleese left).
Late 2010, Innes announced the formation of 'The Idiot Bastard Band' a comedy musical collective featuring himself, Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Simon Brint and Roland Rivron. The band debuted at The Wilmington Arms in London in December, playing a range of comedy songs old and new, with deliberately little rehearsal.
Thanks, Jamie

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