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Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Posted by Helper Worm on September 22nd, 2008

After 11 series of appearing on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, other commitments have led to Bill being unable to take part in the forthcoming series.

We understand that many of you will be disappointed on hearing this news, but on the plus side there will be a Bill-filled future to look forward to in other areas.

Thank you for your continued support.

Extra Date at the Royal Albert Hall

Posted by Helper Worm on September 19th, 2008

We’re pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, we have added another night at the Royal Albert Hall for Bill Baileys’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra show on Friday 17th October 2008.

Bill is let loose on the brilliantly versatile BBC Concert Orchestra, and has collaborated with one of the country’s most celebrated composers and arrangers, Anne Dudley.

Find out about cockney trombones, bassoon secrets, tv and film themes, and hear brand new versions of some of Bill’s songs plus loads more in this irreverent guide to the orchestra, which The Times described as ‘blissfully funny’ and Stephen Fry called ‘ wonderfully enjoyable… like driving a Rolls Royce off-road’.

Tickets are available now from the Royal Albert Hall website by following this link:

If you would prefer to book by telephone, please call the dedicated box office number for this event which is 0845 401 5028.

Tickets are priced at £30 for the Circle, £32.50 for the Arena/Stalls and £37.50 for the Boxes. There is also a £3.50 booking fee for each order placed.

Hello from The Southern Hemisphere

Posted by Bill on September 11th, 2008

I’m in the middle of the tour now, and it’s been going well.. plenty of applied weirdness along the way. In Auckland, on the opening night, after 4 seconds of the gig, some bloke shouted out ‘it’s too loud’ after which someone else said ‘it’s too quiet’. I then went round testing all the instruments as a kind of audience sound check.. quite the strangest start to a gig I’ve had in a long while. Also there, we had to move hotels, because the hotel er..stopped being a hotel during our stay, and became apartments..I’ve seen plenty of hotel strife over the years on tour, bomb threats, fires, flooding, hotel’s not built, but I can’t ever remember a hotel changing function mid-stay..

Can’t believe the LHC is finally being switched on, will be fascinating to see what happens – so many people know about this now, and I overhear conversations about it everywhere..there’s a great interview with Stephen Hawking on the BBC about it, he has bet $100 that they won’t find the Higgs Boson.

Looking forward to the rest of the gigs, hope to see some of you along the way.

Keep an eye on Switzerland.