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The Count With …Bobby And The Pins

Ten musicians everyone should know about: Ella Mae Morse, The McGuire Sisters, Cole Porter, The Chordettes, Frankie Lymon, The Shirelles, Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Doris Day and Sam Cooke.

 

Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party: Punch ingredients: gin, passionfruit, champagne, pineapple juice, vodka, ginger beer, rum, fresh strawberries, ouzo. And bundt cake.

 

Eight possessions that define you: Black eyeliner, hairspray, encyclopaedia, red lipstick, nail varnish, riding jodhpurs, lady hair wax and a pitch pipe.

 

Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape: What’s a mix-tape? My TV and cinema favourites are Bonanza, Lassie, Sunset Boulevard,Father Knows Best, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

 

Six bad habits you can’t escape: Singing in the shower, singing in the hallway, singing in the fruit and vegetable aisle, singing in awkward social situations, singing at dogs, singing on the toilet.

 

Five people who inspire you: Bobby Blue, Bobby Rae, Bobby Dazzler and Lucille Ball. And James Dean, specifically for his haircut.

 

Four things that turn you on: High waisted slacks, pomade, atomic power and a fresh coat of lead paint.

 

Three goals for your music: We become the covergirls for True North Festival and they ask us to write them a  1950s style theme tune; I convince the other ladies to let me title an album Bobby and the Pins: Hepper Than Yeezus; and ABC gives us a radio show dedicated to old music and radio plays.

 

Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why: Playing for Dita Von Teese in a giant tent, knowing that she must have revelled in my delightful balance of 1950s glamour with awkward comedic charm; and playing at a suburban football club and being lectured that we needed to cut out all the jokes and include more sing-alongs instead of the four part harmonies.

 

One day left before the apocalypse and you…: Round up a pack of neighbourhood poodles on my way to True North Festival - like the pied piper - then dance the night away (literally).

 

Bobby and The Pins play Edwardes Street Party at True North – Reservoir Arts Festival on Saturday March 22 at 4pm.