Could be described as 'alternative musical comedy'.
Typical double act - Trimmer the sophisticate
on saxophone and lead vocals, Jenkins the fall guy on
scrambled electric guitar and vocal harmony.
Self described as 'Lenny Bruce meets John
Coltrane meets Flanders & Swann on acid'.
Over 500 performances inc. Reading Rock Festival, Milton Keynes
Rock At The Bowl, Rock On The Tyne. Residencies inc. Marquee
Club, Downstairs At The Star & Garter, Putney and The Cock,
Fulham. Became musical act for The Comic Strip at the Boulevard
Theatre W1, where an album 'The Fantastic Trimmer & Jenkins
Live From London's Fabulous Comic Strip' was recorded for
Launched the 'Rock Against Rock' campaign with endorsement from
the British Safety Council and sponsored by the ecology magazine
Invited to House of Lords by Lord Brockway to
discuss use of their anti-nuclear song 'Times Are B.A.D' as an
anthem for CND.
Negotiations terminated with Brockway concluding T & J were
'taking the mick' [absolutely] but offering the dynamic duo a
£50 gig at a CND Rally in Hyde Park. [An o.k. result].
'Times Are B.A.D.' the single meanwhile was
sent to 500 world leaders in the hope that 'the twelve minutes
it'll take for you to listen to both sides of this record will
accord the rest of the world twelve minutes longer to live'.
(The flip side was called "A Is For Action, Man", and consisted
of nine minutes of T & J, who were dressed up as Wolfie
Smith and Donavan, singing an inane protest song on the streets
of central London whilst producer Martin Lewis asked passersby
whether the song was good enough to stop nuclear war. Police
eventually and thankfully shut the strolling minstrels up in
An earlier single 'I Love Parties'(a paean to
hangovers) aptly received regular airplay on Annie Nightingale's
Sunday Afternoon BBC Radio 1 show.
BJ has in the past called T & J his
'verbals and visuals' period.
Look out in boot fairs and jumble sales for the
following long deleted T&J album and singles:
'The Fantastic Trimmer & Jenkins Live From
London's Fabulous Comic Strip' - Charisma CLASS 10
'I Love Parties' c/w 'Thank You Lord' -
'Times Are B.A.D.' c/w 'A Is For Action, Man'-
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