Plan B

Witty Songs: A Brief Guide (Part 2)

We came a long way from the Victorian music hall songs and monologues of stars like Stanley Holloway and Joyce Grenfell. After, we had Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight?’, Max Bygraves singing ‘You’re A Pink Toothbrush, I’m A Blue Toothbrush’, comedy songs like ‘When Father Papered The […]

Witty Songs: A Brief Guide (Part 1)

Like the Fado is to Portugal and the tango to Argentina, the witty song is to Britain. We were always better at words, especially if they weren’t about love, which simply embarrassed us. We have Gilbert & Sullivan to blame for this, with their gymnastic lyrics. Here the Major-General lists his abilities, being a military […]

London Burning

London rapper Plan B made a big switch from his down ‘n’ dirty first album to a musically stunning but safer second offering that gained him a wider audience. But now he’s returned to his roots with the astonishing first single from the upcoming ‘Ill Manors’, which is a blast against working class demonisation and […]