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Bret McKenzie – UK date for ‘Songs Without Jokes’ debut solo album tour
November 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New Zealand comedian Bret McKenzie is bringing his tour of his debut solo album, Songs Without Jokes, to the UK with a special one-off gig in London.
McKenzie, a member of Flight of the Conchords who is renowned for his music work on The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), released the album this summer to much acclaim.
McKenzie explains of his solo music project: “Post-Conchords, I’d been working on songs for the Muppets films, and during a session I had the thought that it would be fun someday to work on some songs that weren’t for someone else, that don’t have to tell a story or be funny or continue the narrative plot, checking all the boxes for the character in the movie. I thought it’d be fun to do a record like that, something different.”
The Ezra Simons-directed video for A Little Tune, the lead single from Songs Without Jokes, was filmed at the Royal Whanganui Opera House in Whanganui, New Zealand. Watch a clip here.
McKenzie and his seven-piece live band are touring Songs Without Jokes this year, with a UK date this November.