The Kazoo Funk Orchestra

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The Kazoo Funk Orchestra
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra @ Glasgow QMU 2007.jpg
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra performing at the Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland
Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Indie, Pop, Experimental rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Planet Groucho Records
Associated acts The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse, St. John's Ambience, Oak Hero, Krash Slaughta
Members Big Beard, Boyce, Mr Bruff, Part-Time Dave, Glowstick Girl

The Kazoo Funk Orchestra are a music collective from Glasgow, Scotland.


The Kazoo Funk Orchestra formed in Scotland at the end of 2005, as a pre-apocalyptic merry-go-round collective, featuring musicians, anti-poets, dancers and finger painters. Building their melodies at a DIY project studio in producer Ray McCartney’s living room, the band exchanged influences and took inspiration from various genres to create their eclectic mix-tape sound.[citation needed]

In May 2006, the band released their 25-track debut album, Midnight Finger Painter, in which the first 500 copies included a unique finger painting created by fans and band members. This was followed by a handful of local gigs, before Adventures in Fuzzy Felt Land was released as a thirteen track EP in January 2007.

In the summer of 2007, the collective undertook their first UK tour, including a couple of festival dates. The latter included a closing slot at the 2008 Wickerman Festival.

During the winter of 2007-2008, the band released This Album is Self Titled, their second full-length LP.

A recorded session was aired on BBC Alba in January 2009.



  • Midnight Finger Painter (2006)
  • Santa's Dead (2006)
  • Adventures in Fuzzy Felt Land (2007)
  • This Album is Self Titled (2008)
  • Motion Sickness (2008)
  • Defunked (2011)


Current members[edit]

  • Big Beard
  • Boyce
  • Mr Bruff
  • Part-Time Dav
  • Glowstick Girl

Past members[edit]

  • Little Beard
  • Country Bumkin
  • Mia Funkyslice
  • Loop de Loop
  • Herbal
  • Mechanical
  • Smalls
  • El Baterista
  • Blunder
  • Grum
  • Krash Slaughta (II Tone Committee, All Time High, Monkey Mafia)
  • Jim 'N' Tonic
  • T-Bone (aka Nunny Boy of All Time High)
  • Lozzi Kazoo


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