We've been playing together for a couple of years, having discovered a mutual interest in playing a wide range of music, vocal harmony and an approach which involves re-working a number so that it sounds different and fresh.  We'll translate an ABBA hit into pigeon-Spanish and insert a Zinedine Zidane moment for good measure. 

People are always curious about our name.  It's quite simple, Phil is short for Philip.  Oh, sorry, you mean Buzzards Gotta Eat.  It is a line from the Clint Eastwood movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales.  Our eponymous hero has just killed 2 bounty hunters who had ambushed him and a kid, and the kid suggests that they should give the men a decent burial.  Josey contemptuously spits on the forehead of one of the corpses and snorts:  'Buzzards Gotta Eat'.

So, now you know.

We started playing gigs using a different name each time.  Here are some of the names we've discarded.

Who Ate All The Peas            Temptacious               Dry Dry Dry         
24 Hours From Tulse Hill        Bitter & Twisted         Twisted, Not Bent
Harrow Mountain Rescue       Phark (Phil & Mark)   Otis Lifts               
Tweedledum  &  Friend          Stalker's Surprise       Frightful Boar      
Harmonica Lewinsky              Absolutely Splendid   Face Ache           

No, You Do The Math             Gwendolen's Valise   Tessa's Jowls       
Yes, The Pope Is A Catholic  No Bloody Use           Sadly Not                                 

If you're in a band and you want to use any, feel free - just remember, we get 10% if you make it Big.

In the past, we have played regularly at the following venues:

The Horns, Watford
The Woodman, Eastcote
The Northwood Hills, Northwood Hills
The Breakspear Arms, Ruislip
 Herga Folk Club, Harrow
The Coach & Horses, Isleworth
The London Apprentice, Isleworth
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham Folk Club
The Brewery Tap, Brentford.

 A couple of these have since changed ownership and no longer play music, and we like to think that we played a small par...oh, never mind.

Our plans for the next year are as follows:

  • Continue our principled refusal to tour the US as a protest against George Bush
  • Form our own political party, the main policy being to merge the three main world religions of Christianity, Islam and Disco
  • Cancel the milk and papers