A big Howdilly Dood­illy to the band in­spired by Simp­sons

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

CALL­ING all Simp­sons and metal mu­sic fans – a Ned Flan­ders-themed band are com­ing to Nuneaton.

Okilly Dokilly, who de­scribe them­selves as the ‘‘only Nedal band in the world’’ will be per­form­ing at Queen’s Hall on Oc­to­ber 13.

The band are formed of four mem­bers – all of whom dress just like the fa­mous Ned Flan­ders char­ac­ter in The Simp­sons.

As well as wear­ing green jumpers over pink shirts, the ma­jor­ity of lyrics in Okilly Dokilly songs are di­rect Ned quotes from the leg­endary TV show.

The act, who hail from Ari­zona, formed in 2015, and quickly be­came a vi­ral phe­nom­e­non af­ter re­leas­ing a four-song demo and im­ages of the band.

The band com­prises Head Ned, Dread Ned, Shred Ned and Zed Ned.

The act will likely per­form songs from their de­but al­bum Howdilly Dood­illy, a record de­scribed as “filled with Flan­derisms, rush­ing gui­tars and more than enough left-handed puns”.

It was re­leased in 2016 and was fol­lowed by a US tour, where they played nearly 100 shows.

The band’s shows are de­scribed as ‘‘high en­ergy af­fairs that weave to­gether com­edy and bru­tal­ity’.’

‘‘Gut­tural screams and pound­ing drums pro­vide a sound­track for the pum­mel­ing of an in­flat­able donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage”.

Tick­ets cost £17.60.

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