By now, the name Bill Bailey should paint a vivid picture in your mind. Droll, dry and possessed of wild professor's barnet, the Londoner has cleverly turned parody and pathos into a national art, endearing himself to music fans with his never-nasty observations and deliciously playful pokes at Kraftwerk ("Das Hokey Kokey"), Metallica (for Sonisphere), Rammstein ("Scarborough Fair"!) and Radiohead (Hindi version of "Creep") and those searching for a more learned approach to comedy, from Black Books to Q.I..
His live shows are unmissable - from Part Troll, through Tinselworm to last year's Dandelion Mind, Bailey's approach is a sheer passion for what he does. More than just stand-up, his shows follow a theme, much of it psychological, illogical or totally out there. I'm still chuckling about that Kraftwerk track, by the way.
For the past few months, Bill has been concerned about the world we live in and sharing his thoughts with many audiences using the (and I'm reading this from a list) power of religious dubstep, Downton Abbey remixed in dub, Horntallica and the planets (though which planets, Lord only knows). It seems Mr Bailey isn't done yet - he's back on tour next year with more doubts, more worry and more QUALMS.
Bailey's Qualmpeddler shows will begin in Plymouth on 26th April 2013, followed by Torquay, Derby, Reading and lots more until Bristol on 16th June. Some of the towns will feature two nights of Bailey madness - Northampton, Llandudno and Wolverhampton - and all shows are on sale from us now, priced at around £25. Ideal Christmas presents, we think!
And talking of Christmas: prior to the 2013 tour, you can catch Bill in London for a one-off Qualmpeddler show at the Hammersmith Apollo on 18th December (tickets selling fast!).