Wind band plays hilarious slapstick pipe duet with leaky plumbing
11 February 2021, 12:40 | Updated: 11 February 2021, 14:17
When a leaky pipe interrupts your performance, make like the Royal Marines Band Service and turn it into a hilarious duet.
But when a plumber swooped in to rescue the show, he discovered the plumbing actually had some musical potential...
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Of course, the musical sequence is actually a staged slapstick performance from the band.
After all, it did take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the last time we checked, they maintain their plumbing pretty well.
But what it succeeds in doing is pulling off a delightful interlude of good ol’ British humour with a musical twist. And the audience love it.
By smacking two paddles across multiple plastic pipes, the handy man is able to play out a surprisingly melodious ‘Rondo Alla Turca’ before the epic duet finale on Rossini’s ‘William Tell’, played alongside the lead percussionist.
Bravo all, for some brilliant comedy timing...