The Omega 3 CD

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Essential Batty Acids(ADA111CD)

CDs available at gigs/workshops or by mail - please email for details (see Contact page)
"Hot Ukulele!" CD

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"UK Ukulele Envoy" CD

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The Omega 3

English Eccentric Humour in Song


"...SOMEWHERE BETWEEN GEORGE FORMBY AND ARCTIC MONKEYS..."

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"Catchy, clever songs, very English and very funny" - Eamonn Holmes, TV presenter

"Natural top-of-the-bill material" - John Tams, Sony Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor

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A sort of modern remanifestation of Roaring Jelly, with new material as well as a few revamped Jelly favourites. Line-up:

  • Derek Pearce - vocal, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle, accordion
  • Clive Harvey - vocal, guitar, ukulele, banjulele
  • Graeme Taylor - vocal, bass guitar, guitar, banjo

The original bass player Da'aboth (right, on photo below) had health problems and after a few months was replaced by the Morden Maestro, Graeme Taylor (Gryphon / Home Service / Denise Black's Loose Screw) who had been a session player on Roaring Jelly recordings. GT had been a big Jelly fan and when invited to join the Essential Batty Acids tour with Clive and Derek in 2007 said, "Sod off. Only joking - I'd love to." The rest is wisteria.

See the Living Tradition Interview.

Three-quarters of all experts say that half the time two-thirds of us are simply not getting enough . . . ESSENTIAL BATTY ACIDS !

CD - ESSENTIAL BATTY ACIDS - (‘A lovely little gem’ - Rob Brydon, actor, comedian) - available by post (see side panel). See a music video of one the tracks from the CD, TO3's revamp of the cult Roaring Jelly classic . . .

CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA

PLEASE NOTE: The Omega 3 played their last gig at Towersey Folk Festival in 2009. The band never officially split so technically is still in existence. Will they gig again? Probably not . . .

The original line-up, Da'aboth on bass, 2006
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