The Underground Can-Can

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The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 02 Dec 2014, 21:05

Ladies and gentlemen, courtesy of Guy Barry/Rob Mansell entertainments, please click below to see the debut performance of:

:D :D The Underground Can-Can :D :D

I trust I've done it justice. Sound quality is not great, but you get the idea. And you can see the stations pop up on the screen as I sing them.

To view it from a different angle, you can watch this truncated version, which also includes some of my introductory oration (including a credit to Guy Barry). However, this recording unfortunately dropped out at the end of the Jubilee Line.

And loadsa money was raised that day for our building project, including £10 when I auctioned off a signed copy of the notes I'd used at the piano to perform this!

Enjoy, and get dancing! :D
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by The Orange One » 03 Dec 2014, 01:15

OK, this is actually quite impressive! Shame about the visibility of the Victoria on the screen, though.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Dec 2014, 09:40

RobbieM wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, courtesy of Guy Barry/Rob Mansell entertainments, please click below to see the debut performance of:

:D :D The Underground Can-Can
I am speechless with admiration. Didn't realize there were going to be visuals as well. I don't think I could have sung it as well as you!
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Post by Sam » 03 Dec 2014, 11:44

It was really good! Top marks to the both of you :D
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 03 Dec 2014, 17:59

Thank you all! I thought I'd leave you to discover the visuals for yourselves. Many thanks to Rachel who appeared in the video as my 'scorekeeper'. She also created the Powerpoint.

I have a feeling I may be asked to perform this again a few times...
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 08 Dec 2014, 09:17

It's taken me all this time to realize that a much better title would have been "Orpheus in the Underground" :D
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Post by RobbieM » 08 Dec 2014, 19:08

GuyBarry wrote:It's taken me all this time to realize that a much better title would have been "Orpheus in the Underground" :D
Of course! Never occurred to me either. I've now added this alternative title to the write-up on YouTube. Nearly at 100 views, and they're not all my mother... :)
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Post by The Orange One » 08 Dec 2014, 20:48

A couple of them were me.
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Post by GuyBarry » 09 Dec 2014, 09:26

About half-a-dozen of them were me! Also my own mother, who suggested I should send a copy to Boris...

It's spurred me on to consider performing a couple of my own songs at a local open mic night next week, so thanks to Rob for giving me the inspiration.
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 09 Dec 2014, 13:13

'Tis my pleasure; hope your performances go well if you decide to do them.

And please feel free to forward the Underground Can-Can link to Boris, TFL, The Queen etc. :D
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 10 Dec 2014, 19:02

Seems as though I wasn't the first person to have this idea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVi59az997o
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by RobbieM » 10 Dec 2014, 19:16

But yours might be the first version with all 270 stations in it!
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by GuyBarry » 30 May 2015, 07:38

For those who weren't there, I'll just mention that RobbieM and I gave an impromptu performance of this at the Zone 1 social last night - him on piano, me singing. Despite fluffing a few stations I thought it went down reasonably well! (I'd like to rehearse a bit next time though...)
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Post by Going Underground » 31 May 2015, 18:24

Superbly done gentlemen :D
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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Post by leamfarrar » 31 May 2015, 18:25

I will add my kudos to the performance after the Z1 challenge. I loved it!
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