Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Trump Rocks the Fringe

DSC_MOAB2.jpgThe Official Edinburgh Fringe played host to three world leaders armed with instruments.

Beldon Haigh and The Mother of All Bands – donning uncanny masks resembling Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin – took to the renowned Liquid Rooms stage for the Saturday evening spot in front of an electric audience.

Having already gained the attention of The Late Late Show host James Corden after seeing the masks appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the clever guises created by Landon Meier – as well as the band – are accomplishing widespread notoriety.

The rock-funk act, who appear with Trump on bass, Putin on drums and Kim Jong Un on guitar, took the opportunity to showcase their single launch for ‘Airwaves’.

With its melodic chorus and infectious bassline, the record holds a spotlight on misogyny in the entertainment industry.

Lead singer Beldon, who hails from Falkirk, said: “We’re waging a different kind of war. In this more complex age of information overload, our protest band is cutting through with humour and using world leaders’ own images to parody them.

“Landon’s masks are scarily realistic and need to be seen to be believed. Being able to play live wearing them gives the audience a real theatrical and musical treat.”

“The audience particularly enjoyed our adaptation of Sinatra’s ‘That’s Life’, reworked to ‘That’s Lying!’ They loved singing along to new provocative lyrics. This was a kick ass protest music with a lot of humour and ton of fun.”

The band also belted out its other hits – Land of Hope’ – a song highlighting the plight of asylum seekers and ‘Gaslight’ describing the escalating arms trade and the use of
chemical weapons.

The live performance can be viewed here:https://youtu.be/lc3x1rMiH6Q

As they continue to release music on their own independent label, Covfefe Records – so-called after Trump’s nonsense tweet – their online videos have clocked up thousands of views.

Notes to editors:
• The MOAB are Luke Stenner and Andrew Scott (Trump and Putin), Jimmy Green (Kim Jong Un), as well as Rob Webbon on piano, Ewan Main and Dru Baker (horns) and Fiona Lynch and Emily Copas (backing vocals).

World Leaders Putin Secret Recordings

Today it’s been exposed that the authoritarian trio have secretly recorded an album and new single Airwaves , with Scottish singer Beldon Haigh, in preparation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.

And it’s set to be the reality star-turned-American President’s most spectacular made-for-the-stage event yet, following his improbable feat in luring the leader of North Korea to their first ever meeting in Singapore this week.

Trump denies any collusion with Putin, also claiming that a tight bass and drum partnership in Beldon Haigh and the Mother of All Bands, has had no influence on his request that Russia be re-admitted to the G7.

But he did concede that it was challenging to find quality time together to practice due to their increasingly busy day jobs.

Beldon said: “We’re pretty excited to be playing The Fringe. Our Kim Jong Un has already been snapped with a new rack of effects pedals and huge powerful new amp and he’s setting out to Trump the American’s latest investment – a Sunburst Fender Jazz.

“And to make themselves feel right at home for the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom, we’ve even summoned a rider, which includes six McDonald’s Happy Meals and 3kg of multi-coloured M&Ms.“

The band, who pen their own political songs, have just released a new video showing the band playing happily together – but will that fragile period of harmony last?

Airwaves is available to download now from all the usual outlets.

Beldon Haigh and the Mother of All Bands appear at the Liquid Rooms in Victoria Street, Edinburgh, August 11.

Tickets are available at: www.edfringe.com

Media Contact Details
Justin Skelton, Belden Haigh Ltd
Falkirk, Scotland