For an artist, when a video of one of your songs gets 15 million hits on Youtube you know you’re doing well – you might even say you’re doing ‘awesome!’ Renowned the world over for their hilarious live show, Australia’s biggest comedy band, The Axis of Awesome will be performing for one night only at London’s Bush Hall on Thursday November 4th.
After their ‘4 Chord Song’ became the highest rated comedy video of all time on Youtube, The Axis of Awesome were catapulted into the musical comedy stratosphere and haven’t looked back since. They have blown audiences away all over the world, performing at the prestigious invite-only Montreal Just for Laughs Festival as well as three sold out seasons at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. Their catchy songs and quirky humour win over new audiences every night including Hollywood’s Ashton Kutcher who recently joined their list of ever increasing fans, Tweeting “I’m watching “Axis Of Awesome” and it is AWESOME with an A+”
After recently appearing on GMTV and Scott Mills Radio 1 show, The Axis of Awesome are now ready to unleash their award winning live show ‘Songs in the Key of Awesome’ on the UK as they continue to not only justify but elevate the hype already surrounding them.
But who exactly are The Axis of Awesome and how did they get here? Jordan Raskopoulos, star of the Australian stage and screen fronts the band, supported by classically trained, musical virtuoso Benny Davis on keys and expert improviser Lee Naimo on guitar. We can thank esteemed UK comedy bookers JV productions, who pride themselves on discovering fresh new comedy talent, for bringing them to London. Founded by Jilly Gutteridge and Van Keeling, JV Productions were one of the first to book amongst others Sean Lock, Tim Vine, Rhod Gilbert and ‘The Thick Of It’s’ Chris Addison. Their track record for discovering a hit speaks for itself and their fans include Ian Hislop who described Jilly and Van as ‘having a natural eye for comedy’.
Emerging like a vast comedy-rock cloud from down under, The Axis of Awesome will soon land on British shores looking to conquer its four corners, and everything in between. Be a part of history in the making and catch them at their first ever live London show….. After all, 15 million people can’t be wrong!
MEDIA QUOTES ON THE AXIS OF AWESOME…
“They rock hard, possess the rugged look of rock stars and the keen eyes of top flight comedy writers” ***** THE DAILY DUST (UK)
“True professionals” ***** FRESH AIR (UK)
“A superbeast of high energy, high impact comedy” **** CHORTLE.CO.UK
“Their musical lampoons really hit the mark…they had the audience in stitches, hooting for an encore” ****THE AGE
“If only all musical comedy was like this.” **** FESTMAG (UK)
“The Axis boys wow a growing fanbase!” **** THE LIST (UK)
“The Axis of Awesome are likable, pointedly clever and extremely assured on stage.” **** HAIRLINE (UK)
A hugely popular show of musical comedy spoofs – Londonisfunny.com
“The group have got their on-stage personas down, their timing is tight and the show barrels along beautifully… Awesome, your time has come!” **** (Time Out, Sydney)
“if you don’t laugh until your jaw aches and your clutching your sides begging them to stop then I have no polite way to finish this sentence” ***** (Broadway Baby)
“Musical comedy at its best” **** Daily Express (UK)
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12, Thursday 4th November (19.30) – tickets £15
Brought to you by JV Productions in association with Star 100 Entertainment
Band showreel: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5xLPTIKf8