The Plonkers to return to Hornchurch
PUBLISHED: 12:44 09 November 2012
Barn-storming tunes, yokel yarns and pints aplenty are packed into Scrumpy Night as The Plonkers return to Hornchurch later this month.
‘Ailing all the way from ‘Ampshur, complete with flowery hats and bristly beards, The Plonkers bring a riotous knees-up of cider and song to the Queen’s Theatre Foyer in Billet Lane on Sunday November 25 at 7.30pm.
Delighting everyone with toe-tapping country melodies are witty local ‘yokel’ Gordon with trusty banjo and his many mooosicians on accordion, mandolin, violin, washboard, sax, guitar and drums. They’ll also be retelling tales and reciting poetry about chicken-milking, cow-plucking and pumpkin-herding from the depths of their native New Forest!
The band’s hilarious rustic repertoire includes well-known country songs and hand-made ditties including: Tavern in the Town, Combine Harvester, The Quack-Quack Song, Have You Seen the Cider Man?, We’re Drunk Again and The Champion Dung-Spreader!
Gordon, better known as ‘Golly’, and his mate Bob founded The Plonkers more than 30 years ago after they won first prize at the Lymington Carnival – thanks to their special cider-making float pulled by Plonker the Donkey! The band have been plaguing audiences up and down the country ever since!
But don’t be fooled by their village ways - these multi-talented musicians have years of showbiz tucked into their neckerchiefs. They’ve performed at prestigious venues across the world and worked with music giants including Chuck Berry and Rod Stewart.
Tickets are £10.50 from 01708 443333 or www.queens-theatre.co.uk.