KETCH 4 UP (7" 45)
Magpie c/w Interceptors Immediate Launch
DAMGOOD 123 (12" 33) Top TV Themes
...with Morwenna Banks GROW 2 (7" 45) White Horses c/w Dangerous
Adventures of Parsley on stage at the Lunar Lounge 1st Birthday Bash (1999)
Parsley & Norbert - Lunar Lounge
LIVE @ Spitz
Rosehip & Zoony the Lazoon - Lunar
LIVE @ Spitz
Zoony, Norbert & Parsley (in the background) - Lunar Lounge LIVE @ Spitz June '02
'You only live twice' by The Adventures of
Parsley features on the James Bond Tribute
Picture Disc 'Licensed to Hear' (RUE007)
The Adventures of Parsley aim to play the best in cult 60's and
70's film & TV themes to anyone that invites them to (usually strange
parties, unusual venues, and sometimes TV conventions).
The cult TV theme goes beyond the music as the band perform in costumes,
including sometimes actual Moonbase Alpha outfits from Space:1999
and have played in Portmeirion (the 'Prisoner' village), and at several
Gerry Anderson conventions including Thunderbirds and Space:1999 conventions.
They record at the prestigious Toe Rag Studios in London (as used
by The White Stripes and The Datsuns).
Hammond led instrumentals and some vocals. The band began playing
film and TV themes at Gerry Anderson TV conventions and in trashy
London venues. Their 'Casino Royale' was the theme tune for Mark Lamarr's
radio show in London and was used as incidental music on Mark Radcliffe's
breakfast show on Radio 1.
They appeared playing incidental music and the theme tune for the
independently produced film The Perv Parlor. Morwenna Banks sang the
theme from 'WhiteHorses' with them as the naughty schoolgirl character
she made famous in Channel 4's 'Absolutely' comedy series.
The band were the resident house band for shows at the Comedy Store
in London's West End for Mark Lamarr, Jeff Green and Jo Brand. They
also made a guest appearance in the Carlton TV Show "The Preventers".
They have also played at festivals, such as the Ye Ye festival in
Spain and at 'Late and Live' at the Gilded Balloon in the Edinburgh
Major events in the band's history:
1980’s: Gerry Anderson ‘Fanderson’ Convention [London] ; Thunderbirds
21st Birthday Party [London]; Space:1999 convention [Leeds]
Early 1990’s: Prisoner Conventions [Borehamwood, Portmeirion N.Wales,
London] They came to the attention of the cult record buying public
after they subsequently recorded 'Casino Royale' and 'Captain Scarlet'
for a TV Themes album. The tracks received critical acclaim (their
'Casino Royale' was the theme tune for Mark Lamarr's radio show in
London and was used as incidental music on Mark Radcliffe's breakfast
show on Radio 1) and featured on their first album (released on Damaged
Prior to that their first release in their own right was the 'Magpie'
single recorded for Hangman's Daughter Records (Billy Childish's label).
Then they appeared again playing incidental music and the theme tune
(written by Zoony) for the independently produced film The Perv Parlor.
1995: Parsley asked comedian Morwenna Banks if she would like to sing
the theme from 'WhiteHorses' as the mischievous little girl character
she made famous in Channel 4's 'Absolutely' comedy series. It turned
out that it was the first record she ever bought and she liked the
idea. The single was released later that year. -
1996: The Band were the resident house band for shows at the Comedy
Store in London's West End, playing for Mark Lamarr, Jeff Green and
Jo Brand. They also made a guest appearance in the TV Show "The Preventers"
which premiered on UK TV in August. In it they were seen performing
their own vocal composition "In Your Face". -
1997: The Band had a monthly residency at Indigo's easy listening
club in Soho, and travelled to Spain to play at the 3rd Annual Ye
Ye festival. They played at 'Late and Live' at the Gilded Balloon
in the Edinburgh Festival in August. -
1999: The band made a video of them performing “Live at Moonbase Alpha”
which was shown at the Space:1999 convention in Los Angeles.
2001: The band played at Eastbourne Bandstand (with Allan Crockford
guesting on bass).
2002: The band’s version of “You Only Live Twice” features on a new
vinyl picture-disc album of James Bond covers. On June 28th at the
Spitz Club, the band played at a launch party run by the Lunar Lounge
KETCH 4 UP (7" 45) Magpie c/w Interceptors Immediate Launch
DAMGOOD 123 (12" 33) Top TV Themes
AOP with Morwenna Banks GROW 2 (7" 45) White Horses c/w Dangerous
... also, as part of License to Hear vinyl picture-disc album of James
Bond covers RUE 007 (12” 33) ‘You Only Live Twice’
Parsley the Lion – Organ (Andrew Ralph Godleman)
Parsley was featured in Time Out's 'London Lives' as one of the capital's
eccentrics, because of his costume collection and his interest in
cult TV. He models for top zany photographer Nick Simpson, and the
picture of him as a manic dentist featured in a show in Rio. He co-wrote
the theme for Granada's science show "What will they think of next
?" which appeared more recently in the ‘sixties’ sequence from the
biog drama about George Carman QC.
Zoony the Lazoon – Guitar (Bruce Brand)
Zoony is the most widely travelled musician of the band having toured
America, Japan and Europe with The Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats, and
The Masonics for whom he drums. He is very well known on the underground
garage scene in London, and he has driven the van for his mates the
White Stripes when they played in the UK. He sometimes DJ's from his
large collection of obscure records, and his taste is heavily influenced
by the late Joe Meek. He has starred in 2 films - 'The Perv Parlor',
and 'Pervirella'. He runs and creates designs for Arthole, his own
company, who are responsible for the band's record sleeves.
Pashana Bedhi – Drums (Ravi Low-Beer)
Pashana is the tall powerhouse of a drummer that helps create the
band's rhythmic punch. He studies his music thoughtfully, and listens
to a wide range of contemporary styles. He is a keen sportsman, enjoying
games of football in the park. He also lives a varied and exciting
life, from acting as an independent observer in Turkish elections
to being an advocate for people threatened with deportation.
Rosehip – Bass (John Holdsworth)
Rosehip plays bass without a plectrum, and can slap at great speed.
Whilst his childhood ambition was to be a Blue Peter presenter, he
has out-done that aim, having presented arts, news and travel programmes
of all descriptions, and now producing programmes such as ‘I Love
1973’. In his spare time he is a craftsman, creating stained glass
ornaments, and fittings and decor for his West London home. He has
a young daughter called Millie.
Norbert J.Hetherington - vocals (Martin John Godleman)
Guest vocalist Norbert is multi-talented, being a writer, a sports
commentator, and a runner as well as his singing role with the band.
He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of popular music, having collected
singles from a very early age. He also has an up-to-date knowledge
of the latest technology, having worked on a multi-media football
CD. His sports commentary and interviewing have appeared on national
your face' (748KB)
flying car' (693KB)
Horses' with Morwenna Banks (1MB)