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Captain Festus McBoyle's Travellin' Variety Show - Single Review: Leaking - The English Whinging Song

20 Sep 2022 // A review by Corinne Rutherford
New Zealand's award winning pirate Captain Festus from the family entertainment troupe, Captain Festus McBoyle's Travellin' Variety Show has recently released another single from his up-and-coming album Look Wot The Cat Dragged In. Leaking - The English Whinging Song is an unapologetic musical whinge of unfortunate events from this sometimes unlucky pirates adventures.


The Captain has a unique way of weaving magic into every song he releases, appealing to families and big kids alike. Formerly of rock bands the Manic Pop Junkies, Teen Shag Superstar and Runninghouse, Rich Manic, as he was known, has 35 years of musical experience behind him, naturally he has morphed into an all singing all dancing flamboyant pirate. This may seem like an unusual choice for someone with a rock background, but with his creative flair and talent for performing, he along with his troupe have become one of New Zealand's top family entertainers with a list a mile long of achievements.

His latest offering is an original track, cleverly constructed into a 5-minute grumble delivered at his swaggering best. Relying on his English birthright he unleashes a hefty amount of entertaining lyrics telling of the niggly inconveniences of everyday life, “I guess we’ll have to fix that soon”, making it a song we can all relate to. The combination of Captain Festus McBoyle on lead vocals, banjolele, percussion and backing vocals along with support from Amos Clarke on backing vocals delivers engaging and fun musical story telling.

Leaking - The English Whinging Song will resonate with the adult in all of us while getting the kids to sing along. It's captivating and infectious, this is an entertaining light-hearted song about daily life.

Uncomplicated yet extremely smart, the Captain knows how to relate to his audience on multiple levels.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Captain Festus McBoyle's Travellin' Variety Show

A Vaudeville musical comedy Troupe from Auckland who are regularly compared to Monty Python and Spike Milligan. They target unsuspecting families with utmost precision, and transcend age and culture with ease.

This lot are more fun than a squirrel up ya jumper. Award nominations for both their music and their videos, current semi finalists in the International Songwriting Competition and recent NZ on Air grant recipients, they regularly perform all over NZ and parts of Australia. A unique and dynamic experience for the whole family. Masters of Mischief and Mayhem and simply an act not to be missed.

They've played everything from WOMAD to Splore to Cubadupa to sell out shows at Nelson Arts Festival to Town Hall shows with the entire Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

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