To Celebrate 7 years of Jonny & The Baptists, we’re doing a FLASH SALE!

From Midday October 22nd, we’re having a ONE WEEK FLASH SALE where you can buy all of our digital back catalogue for just £20! That’s six albums and one EP! More on that at the bottom, but first – here’s why …

Seven years ago we played our very first gig. It was at an event called ‘The Midnight Matinees’ at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on October 22nd 2011.

Well. Actually, technically, our first ever gig together was the night before during a mixed bill show hosted and curated by Colin Hoult, at the Leicester Square Theatre Basement. But Colin, already relatively pissed and overexcited, couldn’t remember the name of our act, and introduced as “um, Jonny and his … friend”. So we’re not counting that one. That was a one-off performance by the avant garde act “um, Jonny and his … friend”, who just happened to look like us and do semi-accurate versions of “Robert” and “Quentin Blake”.

Anyway. We are seven. Apparently, according to a book:

“Most 7-year-olds display an unending thirst for knowledge and will have an innate curiosity and excitement about things in the world. They are natural explorers, scientists, and analysts, and often ask questions about everything from why the sky is blue to where babies come from. At this age, they also take great pride in sharing their knowledge about things.”

And that sounds bang on.

To celebrate this milestone we’re having a FLASH SALE, where you can buy all of our digital back catalogue for just £20! CLICK HERE TO DO IT (BUT ONLY CLICK HERE FROM OCTOBER 22ND TO GET THE DEAL)!

KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL

Just a quick one! We’re hugely pleased to announce we’ll be playing at Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace, London on July 21st!

The lineup is mega (just have a butchers on that link!) and it’ll be our first show for a while following Jonny becoming a father so it should be grand. We’re hugely looking forward to it and tickets are available HERE.

Here’s a little trailer to wet the ol’ appetite! I mean – we’re not in the trailer but I’m sure that’s some sort of computer error.

You get the idea. Big festival, big fun.

Big love,

P&J XX

NEW TOUR DATES: MAR-APR-MAY 2018

‘The World Is A Mess, Here Are Some Songs’

We’re working on new material but every time we write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier. So while we figure things out, we’re doing a run of dates with lots of new songs (and some old ones) to try to make sense of the mess.

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

SUN 25 MAR EXETER Bike Shed Theatre
THU 29 MAR NEWBURY Arlington Arts Centre
THU 5 & FRI 20 APR LONDON Canal Cafe
FRI 13 APR MILTON KEYNES The Stables
FRI 27 APR WASHINGTON Arts Centre
TUE 1 MAY LEEDS Carriageworks
FRI 4 MAY MACHYNLLETH Comedy Festival
SUN 13 MAY MARGATE Tom Thumb Theatre

BEST OF SHOWS WITH LIVE BAND

We’re doing some BEST OF shows with a live band! They’re in February 2018, in Leicester, Oxford and London. Basically, we did some acoustic gigs in Edinburgh and a reviewer wrote this…

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

So now our egos are out of control. Joining us will be the musical talents of Kirsty Newton (The Distraction Club) and Rob Sell (Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s). Info/booking…

Wed 7 Feb | Leicester – The Cookie
http://thecookie.gigantic.com/jonny-the-baptists-the-cookie-2018-02-07-19-30

Thu 8 & Fri 9 Feb | Oxford – The Old Fire Station
https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/?ts_routing=/shows/873579871

Sun 11 Feb | London – The Phoenix
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418011

Thirty Christmases in London

4-23 Dec, New Diorama Theatre.

Our lovely Christmas show is coming to London!

We made Thirty Christmases in Oxford last year. Jonny wrote it, and we wrote the songs, and it stars the very brilliant RACHEL PARRIS. It’s real theatre and everything, with a real director called Alice Hamilton who’s directed things people liked at proper places. Here’s some info…

TOP TEN UK CHRISTMAS SHOWS **** ‘Warm, witty & touching’ The Stage.

‘Christmas Eve, 17 years ago, is the last time we saw Dad. Hello, I’m Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who’s… always there.’  Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years, but this time they’re going to get it right. First they’ve got some things to sort out, and a story to tell you…

Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a rebellious Christmas comedy for grown-ups, featuring all the stress of family, politics and sibling rivalry, and all the joy of songs, laughter and love.

INFO & TICKETS. Here: http://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/thirty-christmases.

OUR EDINBURGH BEST-OF SHOW

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS:
THE BEST OF 2012-2017

We’re doing a special show with just six performances at the Edinburgh Festival this year!

DATES. 13-19 August, 7.25pm.
VENUE. Roundabout @ Summerhall
TICKETS. Now booking from summerhall.co.uk.

Come and join us as we celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems!

SETLIST. Booked tickets to the show? Let us know if there’s anything you definitely want to be in the set list for the Best Of! Email us with your song, and which date you’re coming, to jonnyandthebaptists@gmail.com. We promise to do our best. Or you can also tweet us @Jonny_Baptists.

Tickets are also available on our GIGS page. See you there!

Big love,

P&J XX

EAT THE POOR – FULL UK TOUR THIS SPRING!

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR

50-date UK tour this spring!

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it’s worth talking about.

Following a smash hit (yeah that’s right we said it) Edinburgh premiere last year, our new show Eat The Poor is embarking on a 50-date UK tour in March-April-May! Most shows also include a warm-up set of ‘some hits’, plus we’ve been updating the script to account for (a small proportion of) the fully-fledged shitstorm that’s happened in the world since we first wrote it.

According to our press release, Eat The Poor is a “riotously funny musical comedy about inequality, revolution, friendship and betrayal. Join acclaimed musical comedians Jonny & the Baptists – stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Live at Television Centre – for an epic tale of modern Britain.

Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.”

SOUNDS PRETTY COOL RIGHT? Right! Right? Right.

Nice things people said about us in 2016…

★★★★ ‘Wickedly amusing’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Spirited comedy… broad, daft & punchy’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers’ The Stage

FULL TOUR SCHEDULE

5 MARCH – BRISTOL – Tobacco Factory Theatres | tobaccofactorytheatres.com

7-11 MARCH – EXETER Bike Shed Theatre | bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

12 MARCH – RICHMOND Orange Tree Theatre | orangetreetheatre.co.uk

16-18 MARCH – SALISBURY Salisbury Playhouse | salisburyplayhouse.com

21 MARCH – NORWICH Norwich Playhouse | norwichplayhouse.co.uk

22 MARCH – GUILDFORD Star Inn | guildfordfringe.com

23 MARCH – COLCHESTER Lakeside Theatre | lakesidetheatre.org.uk

24 MARCH – HARLOW Harlow Playhouse | harlowplayhouse.co.uk

25 MARCH – CARDIFF Chapter Arts Centre | chapter.org

28-29 MARCH – NEWCASTLE Northern Stage | northernstage.co.uk

30 MARCH – OXFORD Old Fire Station | oldfirestation.org.uk

31 MARCH – FARNHAM Farnham Maltings | farnhammaltings.com

1 APRIL – BEDFORD Quarry Theatre | quarrytheatre.org.uk

5 APRIL – SUNDERLAND Pop Recs, Sunderland Stages | sunderlandstages.co.uk

6 APRIL – READING South Street Arts | readingarts.com

7 APRIL – HAVANT The Spring Arts Centre | thespring.co.uk

8 APRIL – MILTON KEYNES The Stables | stables.org

11 APRIL – GLASGOW Platform | platform-online.co.uk

12 APRIL – LANCASTER The Dukes | dukes-lancaster.org

21 APRIL – CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Junction | junction.co.uk

22 APRIL – CALSTOCK Calstock Village Hall | calstockhall.com

28 APRIL – CARDIGAN Small World Theatre | smallworld.org.uk

29-30 APRIL – MACHYNLLETH Machynlleth Comedy Festival | machcomedyfest.co.uk

2-6 MAY – PLYMOUTH The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth | theatreroyal.co.uk

8-10 MAY – LONDON Soho Theatre | sohotheatre.com

11 MAY – BIRMINGHAM mac | macbirmingham.co.uk

12 MAY – CORSHAM Pound Arts | poundarts.org.uk

13 MAY – FRITWELL Fritwell Village Hall | fritwellvillagehall.co.uk

15 MAY – HOVE The Old Market | theoldmarket.com

19 MAY – FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre | hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

20 MAY – EASTLEIGH The Point | thepointeastleigh.co.uk

21 MAY – IPSWICH New Wolsey Theatre | wolseytheatre.co.uk

23 MAY – EDINBURGH The Stand | thestand.co.uk

24 MAY – GLASGOW The Stand | thestand.co.uk

25 MAY – MONIAIVE Craigdarroch Arms Hotel | craigdarrocharmshotel.co.uk

26 MAY – BARNSLEY The Civic | barnsleycivic.co.uk

27 MAY – SALFORD The Lowry | thelowry.com

Bloody hell that’s a lot of shows. See you there!

Big love,

P&J XX

30 CHRISTMASES – Oxford

The two of us and amazing delight Rachel Parris will be appearing in a brand new festive play written by Jonny, with songs by Jonny & The Baptists. It’s called 30 Christmases and we’re very excited about it and it’s going to be on for 13 performances in December at The Old Fire Station in Oxford.

It’s on from December 13th until December 23rd at varying times available by clicking here!

Here’s the blurb and some links!

‘Christmas Eve, eleven years ago, was the last time we saw Dad. Oh, hello, I’m Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who’s… always there.’

Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years, but this time they’re going to get it right. Join them for a joyful, heartfelt comedy about trying to make Christmas happen – despite everything.

Stuffed with music, laughter and love, this is Oxford’s only Christmas show for grown-ups. A hilarious and heart-warming story of family, politics, sibling rivalry and rebellion.

Sounds good right?! Here’s the link to buy tickets.