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Imaginary Radio (Drennon Davis Jim Hickox – Bigtop Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

‘Imaginary Radio’ takes you on a journey around the dial, channel-hopping between American radio stations ranging from rock to classical. This format allows Drennon Davis and his guests to perform a number of genre-spanning mash-ups (such as The Doors meets The Smiths), parodies (including Michael Jackson and LMFAO) and some of their own compositions. Davis is extremely talented musically, with many songs featuring complex beatboxing and looping, but the show loses its way towards the end when it moves away from its core of well-crafted and entertaining songs to satirise the American right. This is a shame because there’s some strong material in here – the Black Sabbath parody and musicians’ answerphone messages being particular highlights.

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