2020 has been tough on many of us for reasons we all know, but today Matt released the acoustic version of what would’ve been this year’s Bed & Breakfast Men Christmas single “Don’t Give Up on Christmas”, an upbeat tune with words of hope and encouragement to see us through the festive season.
So make yourself comfy and click the link above to listen, and remember – don’t give up on Christmas (no, no, no).
In aid of Mad Chat’s current charity cause, CLIC Sargent.
It’s finally here, the anticipated follow-up of the first B&B Bootleg, Volume 2 contains the next 20 covers uploaded by our boys Matt and Nick. Starting with The Prince, Madness’ debut single, and includes covers of Beat the Bride (The Madness), Camden Town (Suggs), Shame & Scandal (Sir Lancelot/Madness), Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff/Madness), and what we believe to be the very first cover of The Invaders’ ‘Sunshine Voice’; This is a collection not to be missed.
To get your copy of The Bed & Breakfast Bootleg Vol. 2, send £11.50 using PayPal link paypal.me/ninryan with your address in the transaction notes. Copies will be sent with 1st Class shipping. Volume 1 is also still available at £10.
£3 from every purchase will go to Mad Chat’s current charity cause, CLIC Sargent, helping young people diagnosed with cancer.
Today, Sunday 4th of February is World Cancer Day, an international event to raise awareness of cancer and how important it is that we do everything we can to prevent it.
Here’s a message from Matt about The Bed & Breakfast Men’s support of cancer charities:
““It’s fitting that this year’s Mad Chat charity of choice is CLIC Sargent Cancer charity as our Ukulele duo has its roots in our early incarnation as “The Lonesome Pines” when we busked for a Saturday every year in aid of Cancer Research. It’s something we got the idea for when Suggs promoted “Busking for Cancer” a few years back. The Lonesome Pines morphed into The Bed & Breakfast Men but our aim is the same to sing the songs we love and raise money for a cause that’s close to our hearts, fund raising should be “fun” after all. It was great to hear that Lee Thompson also supports CLIC sargent and was happy to be on board for our last charity single… We are hoping he’s up for the next one, too. So Keep Moving folks and together we can Compete with Cancer and kick it’s ass off the planet someday soon we hope.”
Today Matt and Nick have released a very fitting and encouraging Madness cover mash-up of ‘Keep Moving’ and ‘I’ll Compete’, first performed by Matt at the Mad Chatter’s Tea Party in November 2017.
As you know, the current Mad Chat charity cause is CLIC Sargent, a charity focused on helping young people diagnosed with cancer. Last Christmas the boys released their second charity single, ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’ in aid of CLIC Sargent.
Thanks again to everyone who did their bit by buying either a CD, download, DVD, or special package – Over £700 was raised to help young people diagnosed with cancer.
Last week a vote was held by Reggae Steady Ska for the best music video of 2017, and well deserving of it, the Bed & Breakfast Men took the win with a very decent 25% of the vote with Dublin Castle, beating even Madness themselves!
Congratulations to everyone involved in the video! You can view the results of the vote here.
What a year it had been for our Bed & Breakfast duo. The Two Dreamers made two charity singles, two popular accompanying music videos (one now award winning!), two great gigs at the Dublin Castle, and so much more. Their last cover of 2017 was a fitting ‘Forever Young’
We hope you’ve had a good start to your new year, and remember to stay Forever Young.
The moon is out, and now the mystery of Mr. Moon is revealed – The star behind the mask is none other than Madness’ flying saxophonist, Mr. Lee Jay “Kix” Thompson! I was on location for filming and got a collection of behind the scenes photos, videos, and a couple of outtakes.
So without further ado, here’s some BTS from our pub scene in the B&B music video of ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’!
I can honestly say that it was one of, if not the most memorable nights of my life. Thanks to Chezzer Chesney, the coolest guy around, for getting Lee involved, and thanks to Matt of the Bed & Breakfast Men for inviting me along.
You can watch the final video, and find out how to order the new single by clicking here.
The new single by The Bed & Breakfast Men is out now!
Mr. Bed, Mr. Breakfast, and, wait – Who is Mr. Moon? Its the question on everyone’s mind. And now night has fallen, the moon is out, and all is finally revealed!
Despite problems seeming to arise at every turn, these fellas do not give up, and have pulled together a brilliant video for their new single, ‘To the Moon (and Back Again)’, which is now available to order, for Mad Chat’s new charity cause CLIC Sargent, who support young people fighting cancer.
There are a limited run of 100 CDs available, costing £5 (which includes UK P&P) sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org . The ‘B Side’ (not actually a B side, just track 2, so don’t try playing it upside-down) is the first B&B hit ‘Dublin Castle’ which is song #0001 on the jukebox at the Dublin Castle herself.
I was lucky enough to be involved in this music video, and will be posting some exclusive BTS (behind the scenes) footage very soon!
Saturday the 11th of November was yet again Mad Chat’s “Mad Chatter’s Tea Party” charity gig at the Dublin Castle, Camden. This time The Bed & Breakfast Men were to perform along with the awesome ‘Ska Dogs’. Unfortunately Nick was too ill to perform, so Matt said “I’ll Compete” and “Keep Moving” and swiftly put together a one-man show.
Here’s a look at the photos I took of the set, sadly missing Nick. Scroll down to find the link to a video of the full set.
Matt recorded the full 60-minute set, which you can watch below (the thumbnail in which I make a rather aggressive appearance).
It wasn’t the same without you Nick, buddy, but Matt did us all proud.