Monday 8 October 2018

Going Down!

Comic actor Matt Berry (Toast of London, House of Fools, The IT Crowd etc.) isn't frightened of recording studios. Not only does he write and perform a lot of his own TV themes, he has also, over the years, knocked out six albums on the Acid Jazz label. Like I say, no musical slouch he.

So, I guess, it was only a matter of time until he decided to record some vintage TV themes (and by vintage I mean seventies) and give them a couple of coats of jazz funk.

Tony Hatch would, I know, be very proud.

I read a review of the album recently which said you only have to take one look at the sleeve to know you want to own it, hear it & devour it.

Here is Berry's take on Are You Being Served? Bet you can't listen to it without thinking of Mrs. Slocombe's pussy at least once.


  1. He's irritatingly talented isn't he?

  2. Wow, that is so good. Nostalgia and cool jazz rolled into one. They got away with so much back then in the name of family entertainment - Pure filth!

    Mr. Grainger: Mrs. Slocombe. I suggest you take your underwear down at once.
    Mr. Lucas: Same goes for Miss Brahms.

  3. Love Matt Berry. Had the pleasure of seeing him and his band play live about ten years back. This is definitely on my birthday list hehe

  4. He missed a trick not respinning Robin's Nest or John Barry's theme from the Orson Welles Mysteries