- Ergo Phizmiz & The Pub Band at the End of the Universe -
Now available for bookings
Ergo Phizmiz & The Pub Band at the End of the Universe, a raucous, unkempt, ramshackle, and eminently danceable troupe of maestros or ne'er-do-wells or both, present all your favourite songs from the 1950s to the present.
Over the past twelve years Ergo Phizmiz has developed some of the most unforgettable and unique cover versions and re-inventions of the history of popular music ever made, which have been downloaded by in excess of 500,000 people.
Beginning with the notorious "Ergo Phizmiz & his Orchestra plays Aphex Twin" (2002), eaten up with relish by Richard D. James but loathed by the Aphex Twin community, through his cover of the entirety of the Velvet Underground's "White Light / White Heat" (2004).
In 2010 he took on the task of covering the entirety of The Prodigy's "Music For the Jilted Generation" on UpItUp Records.
"Now That's What We Pump at the Party" (2010) & "Nic Blu and the Travoltings" (2012) took Ergo's unique take on cover versions and fed it to an unrehearsed band of musicians, artists, and DJs.
Ergo Phizmiz & The Pub Band at the End of the Universe continues in this vein, but as a live act more entertaining than a pirouetting rhinoceros.
All this time Ergo Phizmiz brings his inner pub band frontman to the core, and struts about like a demented peacock, juggling with melodicas and cheap synthesisers.
Drop us a line at ergophizmiz at gmail dot com and ask nicely... you know it makes sense.
The Pub Band at the End of the Universe are Robert Lee, MC You Do The Mathewson, Kung-Fu Zen, The Travelling Mongoose, and Flora Cavalino Bertolli. Or permutations of the aforementioned. Give or take a few.
Photographs by Rebecca Vaughan