Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders

Happy 80th Birthday Mrs Boyes! 30 March 2018.

Mrs Boyes' Bingo © Simon Thackray

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

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Event conceived and produced by Simon Thackray

Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders was first presented at The Shed in June 1999. It was one of several unique events to be premiered at The Shed ‘far removed’ weekend of improvised music and poetry including the famous Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race.

Mrs Boyes’ Bingo featuring Mark Sanders is a standard game of prize bingo (you 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 including Oren Marshall, Sarah 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 and National Centre For Early Music. Seeing (and hearing) is believing. This is a rare combination of free improv 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

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