Jeff Downs – Donna Matrix, drag queen to the stars and Rod Shepherd (conspiracy theorist)
The hugely funny and utterly bonkers Jeff Downs brings Croyden’s second best conspiracy theorist Rod Shepherd back to Shangri La! divulging the fiction behind the facts – wake up people!! Also featuring a very special appearance from Donna Matrix, drag queen to the stars…
Bingo wings out and proud here come the Doolally gals again… full of verve and fun, spirit and comedy singing by Caz Brader, Beth Allen and Jenny Harris. They perform silly songs about daft nonsense, guaranteed to have you in stitches.
With influences as diverse and weird as Frank Zappa, Jake Thackray, Mahalia Jackson, Scott Walker, Nilsson and The Beach Boys, The Happy Soul are a hard band to pigeonhole. Part power-pop, part gospel, part Spector, they have been busy working on their new album, Big Wow, and will release it this Summer.
Listen to their first album here https://thehappysoul.bandcamp.com/releases
Whether it’s surreal nonsense of polemical rant, Karl crafts ‘pun and punchline’ to deliver ‘clever yet accessible ‘ stories ,poems and musings. Karl is proud to be back at Shangri La and promises to entertain you- if not royally then at least find common ground- and stare blankly into space, laugh at stags and poke fun at swans.