Words aren’t entirely adequate to describe the sheer wonder of what happened next, all we can say is that there was rapping—at astonishing speeds to boot—and a spontaneous refrain of “funky monkey”, and that all requests for the making of noise were more than adequately fulfilled by an enraptured audience.
By Fraser McAlpine
Here’s an interesting thing we found out on Saturday: having mined the brightest and biggest gems from the history of pop music, and painstakingly recreated them in our own image, we had never attempted to create a song spontaneously, on the spot. But having received a challenge from one of the wedding party in Falmouth on Saturday, how could we refuse?
To set the scene: it was Matt and Kelly’s wedding and we were as eager to make the party go with a swing as always. We were joined by special guest Zoe Morgan from Diamond Coast to give extra heft to our vocal harmonies, and everything was going spectacularly well.
And then, a third voice entered the picture. During a break, a young man approached, asking if he could “spit some verses” while the band played something appropriately funky. Vaguely wondering if this was some kind of disgusting party trick involving a half-eaten Bible, we warily agreed and Lucy handed over her microphone.
Whether this means the Strutts could consider a sideline as a live hip hop band remains to be seen, but at least we know we’re adaptable.