Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders

Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders. Photo © Simon Thackray
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Simultaneous prize bingo and percussion / disruption.

Eileen Boyes, bingo caller
Mark Sanders, drums and percussion

NEWS: Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders
+ John Edwards, Mark Sanders Duo
Saturday 20 July, Leeds College of Music
Jazz Leeds Festival 2019

Event conceived and produced by Simon Thackray

Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders was first performed at The Shed in June 1999 as part of The Shed ‘far removed’ weekend of improvised music and happenings, including Thackray’s famous Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race.

Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders is a standard game of prize bingo (audiences win prizes!) with simultaneous drumming and percussion / disruption. The gig stars legendary bingo caller Eileen Boyes and leading European improviser Mark Sanders on drums. With special guests previously including Oren Marshall, Sarah Gail Brand, Lol Coxhill, Alan Tomlinson and John Edwards, Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders has been performed at FuseLeeds, Belfast International Festival, the Music Research Centre, University of York and the National Centre For Early Music. Seeing (and hearing) is believing. This is a rare combination of free improvisation and fun!

“You would be mad to miss such delirium!” Charles Hutchinson, The Press
“It shouldn’t work but it does. Great fun!” Belfast Telegraph

NEWS: Taking The Dog For A Walk
Conversations with British improvisers
(film opens with Mrs Boyes’ Bingo at The Shed)
Available to buy from Ni Vu Ni Connu.

John Walpole and Gail Brand - Shed Builder - The Shed at 20 on BBC Radio 3