Today, Sunday 4th of February is World Cancer Day, an international event to raise awareness of cancer and how important it is that we do everything we can to prevent it.
Here’s a message from Matt about The Bed & Breakfast Men’s support of cancer charities:
““It’s fitting that this year’s Mad Chat charity of choice is CLIC Sargent Cancer charity as our Ukulele duo has its roots in our early incarnation as “The Lonesome Pines” when we busked for a Saturday every year in aid of Cancer Research. It’s something we got the idea for when Suggs promoted “Busking for Cancer” a few years back. The Lonesome Pines morphed into The Bed & Breakfast Men but our aim is the same to sing the songs we love and raise money for a cause that’s close to our hearts, fund raising should be “fun” after all. It was great to hear that Lee Thompson also supports CLIC sargent and was happy to be on board for our last charity single… We are hoping he’s up for the next one, too. So Keep Moving folks and together we can Compete with Cancer and kick it’s ass off the planet someday soon we hope.”
Today Matt and Nick have released a very fitting and encouraging Madness cover mash-up of ‘Keep Moving’ and ‘I’ll Compete’, first performed by Matt at the Mad Chatter’s Tea Party in November 2017.
As you know, the current Mad Chat charity cause is CLIC Sargent, a charity focused on helping young people diagnosed with cancer. Last Christmas the boys released their second charity single, ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’ in aid of CLIC Sargent.
Thanks again to everyone who did their bit by buying either a CD, download, DVD, or special package – Over £700 was raised to help young people diagnosed with cancer.
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.
…Except for Lola. And that’s exactly what the boys are here to prove today with their cover of Lola by The Kinks, covered by Madness as ‘The Dangermen’. Madness were very fond of the song and played it live a few times before recording it in 2005 for their album of cover songs ‘The Dangermen Sessions’.
Drink a glass of champagne, wonder why it tastes like Coca-Cola, but make no enquiry as Matt and Nick play you their latest cover.