Thunder and Lightning and Oranges and Lemons ⛈🍊🍋

Two more covers have been released before 2017 shuts up shop, including a favourite from ‘The Madness’ ‘Thunder and Lightning’

Also given the B&B treatment is Suggs’ tribute to Ian Dury ‘Oranges and Lemons Again’. One of my favourite Suggs tracks, featuring Jools Holland.

What was your favourite B&B Men cover of this year?

– Ryan 🎩

Behind the Moon 🎥 🌒

Photos and videos from behind the camera.

The moon is out, and now the mystery of Mr. Moon is revealed – The star behind the mask is none other than Madness’ flying saxophonist, Mr. Lee Jay “Kix” Thompson! I was on location for filming and got a collection of behind the scenes photos, videos, and a couple of outtakes.

So without further ado, here’s some BTS from our pub scene in the B&B music video of ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’!

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‘Ye Olde Mitre Inne’, the Barnet pub we met at to shoot some scenes together, including the big Kix Mr. Moon reveal at the end of the video.
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(Left to right) “Chezzer” Chesney, Matt “Mr. Breakfast” Holt, Wayne Kelly, and me Ryan West waiting for our Moon Man to arrive. It was very cold in the garden.
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Fashionably late, Thommo checks out his costume…
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…Suits up…
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…Mask on…
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…Blazer pockets…
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…He’s ready to go. “Calm down Mr. Moon!”
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After shooting a large part of the scene Matt shows Lee the result of his tomfoolery.
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Admiring the mask…
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Kix and Mr. Breakfast having a laugh.
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Slipping into something more comfortable…
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The Dream Team.
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Thompson admires something familiar.
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One last shot for the video.
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Me and Chezzer checking out our scenes.
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After filming wrapped we ventured up the road to another pub for more drinks and a game of pool.
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Thommo sips his drink as he gages how much competition his opponent will bring…
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All was looking down for B&B Man Matt, but in a surprise twist at the end of the game he quickly potted ball after ball and won! Had nothing to do with Lee having his back turned (honest!!).
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Me and Lee at the end of the night.

I can honestly say that it was one of, if not the most memorable nights of my life. Thanks to Chezzer Chesney, the coolest guy around, for getting Lee involved, and thanks to Matt of the Bed & Breakfast Men for inviting me along.

You can watch the final video, and find out how to order the new single by clicking here.

– Ryan 🎩

Who IS Mr. Moon?

The new single by The Bed & Breakfast Men is out now!

Mr. Bed, Mr. Breakfast, and, wait – Who is Mr. Moon? Its the question on everyone’s mind. And now night has fallen, the moon is out, and all is finally revealed!

Despite problems seeming to arise at every turn, these fellas do not give up, and have pulled together a brilliant video for their new single, ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’, which is now available to order, for Mad Chat’s new charity cause CLIC Sargent, who support young people fighting cancer.

There are a limited run of 100 CDs available, costing £5 (which includes UK P&P) sent via PayPal to info@mglmedia.tv . The ‘B Side’ (not actually a B side, just track 2, so don’t try playing it upside-down) is the first B&B hit ‘Dublin Castle’ which is song #0001 on the jukebox at the Dublin Castle herself.

I was lucky enough to be involved in this music video, and will be posting some exclusive BTS (behind the scenes) footage very soon!

– Ryan 🌜

To the Moon Promotional Art

Promo-art for the upcoming B&B Men single.

There were definitely 2-Tones in Nick’s head (specifically black and white) when he sketched this neat comic-style promo for The Bed & Breakfast Men’s new single ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’.

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Sponsored by Mad Chat, To the Moon (and Back Again), the 2nd Single, Coming Soon

‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’ is due out around Christmas. Share it about!

– Ryan 🎩

Mad Chatter’s Tea Party November ‘17 Gallery

Saturday the 11th of November was yet again Mad Chat’s “Mad Chatter’s Tea Party” charity gig at the Dublin Castle, Camden. This time The Bed & Breakfast Men were to perform along with the awesome ‘Ska Dogs’. Unfortunately Nick was too ill to perform, so Matt said “I’ll Compete” and “Keep Moving” and swiftly put together a one-man show.

Here’s a look at the photos I took of the set, sadly missing Nick. Scroll down to find the link to a video of the full set.

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Matt opens his set with the words “Buster, he sold the heat…”
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A special mash-up of ‘Keep Moving’ and ‘I’ll Compete’
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Donning his fez that was soon tossed into the crowd.
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In a moment of Madness I forgot which way to look to see Matt’s performance.
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Matt’s enchore number ‘It Must Be Love’
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Chezzer Chesney (left, B&B Men fan), Matt Holt, and Robert Taverner (right, Mad Chat administrator) pose by the Dublin Castle jukebox where the boys’ single ‘Dublin Castle’ can be played by inputting the code ‘0001’

Matt recorded the full 60-minute set, which you can watch below (the thumbnail in which I make a rather aggressive appearance).

It wasn’t the same without you Nick, buddy, but Matt did us all proud.

– Ryan 🎩

No Money – The Bed & Breakfast Men’s Best Yet?

The boys got some compliments to never forget from some recognisable faces.

Two days ago (Wednesday 25 October) the boys uploaded their latest cover, ‘No Money’. Right now it has been watched by 62 people, and you may just recognise two of them.

One is Nick Woodgate, who co-wrote the song with Madness, who tweeted to say he loves it.

Another is Madness drummer himself, Mr. Woody Woodgate, who gave the boys an amazing compliment!

Matt says “I was thrilled to see that Nick Woodgate had shared our cover of his song “No Money” with his brother Woody. The fact Woody also commented saying ours was better than the original and then sharing it with his followers was just brilliant. So nice that they both liked it”

I’ve tweeted Nick & Woody with invites to join the BBMIS, and I’ll let you all know if they accept. 😉

As our tambourine/harmony master Nick Holt is still unwell let’s all wish him the best at this time.

– Ryan 🎩