Cockney Doodle Do are a fun Cockney tribute act. They were formed in 1992 by keyboard player Peter Morris and trumpeter Geoff Wilkins. They quickly found a hungry market for their unique performance style which is full of audience participation.
Peter’s first professional job in the 1960’s was with Eli Lanchester’s Hawaiian Serenaders. Surviving this experience, he joined several dance bands and the successful rock ‘n’ roll band (The Conchords). Latterly Peter has been leading a Dixieland band and composing music for films, video and television.
Geoff Wilkins (songwriter/musician/entertainer) has had a varied career in the entertainment business and his songs have been recorded by artistes including Billy Ocean, Olivia Newton-John and The Dooleys.
Cockney Doodle Do are very much in demand by corporate and private clients alike. They perform popular Cockney songs, including some Chas ‘n’ Dave favourites in a very down to earth style.
Cockney Rabble are the ultimate Cockney tribute act. Chris served his musical apprenticeship playing the ukelele door to door around the streets of Tottenham and Wood Green. Justin is proficient in a selection of instruments including the drums, one, four and six string guitars, keyboards, vocals and spoons. Their extensive repertoire covers cockney songs from every decade, including all the Chas ‘n’ Dave favourites, music hall to modern rock and their own brand of witty banter and rhyming slang is thrown in for good measure. This is a truly authentic tribute show, everything is 100% live, there are no backing tracks, tapes or drum machines. When George Major (Pearly King of Peckham) launched his latest book at Spitalfields market, he invited all of his Pearly friends and Cockney Rabble were honoured to be asked to perform at such an historic event.
Cockney Rabble are available for all kinds of work including: private parties, birthdays, festivals, conferences and weddings. This is a highly entertaining Cockney double act, they’re a lot of fun and “they’ve got more rabbit than Sainsbury’s”.