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rednosenet.jpgOn Friday, March 13th, myself (Ken Plume, natch) and Needcoffee.com’s Widgett Walls embarked on a 24-hour live webcast on www.RedNoseNet.com, in support of Comic Relief.

A call was put out to former and current Masters Of Song Fu challengers to participate in a special “Red Nose Day Challenge”. A quartet of Challengers came forward, and we played the songs during the webcast. Below, you’ll find the tunes. Also, you’ll find a link to the right that you can click and donate to Comic Relief. Your support for this amazing charity is appreciated, and many thanks to the Challengers who gave their time.

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RED NOSE DAY CHALLENGE

In the spirit of Red Nose Day, your challenge is to write a song that gets everybody involved - and by that, I mean a rousing song that includes passages that invite the listener to sing along. Think songs like “Hey Jude” or “All You Need Is Love”. And that’s it. The rest is up to you.
Your song must run no shorter than 1 minute 45 seconds.

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THE CHALLENGERS

JEFF MacDOUGALL

songfu-jeffmcdougall.jpgJeff’s stint of reigning challenger in MoSF#1 (yet ultimately losing to Master Jonathan Coulton) has won him critical acclaim from around the world. Or is it criticism from around his house? Either way, he’s back for more and hoping to balance bringing the Fu with taking out the trash.

Official Website: www.jeffmacdougall.com
Twitter: twitter.com/jeffmacdougall
RED NOSE SONG:Nerdy Cougar

JASON MORRIS

songfu-jasonmorris.jpgI suppose I am what you could call a “Multi-Instrumentalist”. That is a nice way of saying “Jack-of-all-trades, Master-of-none”. I began playing drums as a teenager and spent a great deal of energy during my 20’s trying to “make it” in the music biz. As a drummer, I have had the opportunity to play with some pretty incredible musicians, garnering literally DOZENS of fans over the years. In 2004 I joined the band Celestial Static, and spent several years melting some face with good friends Jeremy and Julie Elzerman. Once that ran its course, I decided to spend more time locked away in my studio, writing my own songs and learning to play guitar, bass and sing. It doesn’t pay the bills, but I have a good time doing it.

Official Website: www.jason-morris.com
RED NOSE SONG:Stand By For Lovin’

JOE “COVENANT” LAMB

My name is Joe Lamb, I’ve been known online as JoeCovenant, or JoeCov, Or just Cov for the last decade or so. I’m 45 and have been performing for 40 of those years. Up until 2005 I was solely a professional actor/singer, but I am now also a Civil Servant and work for Her Majesty. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 10, but still think Bar Chords are things played in pubs. (I can’t do ‘em!) I’m not too bad on the Bhodran and can pick out a tune on a keyboard when pushed… really hard. I’ve always been frustrated that my ideas outdistance my abilities, so my output is always rather simplistic… But I like to think that, occasionally, synergy does its job well! This contest will be my first use of my new recording equipment… hope it doesn’t throw my limitations to the fore!

Official Website: www.mikeoldfield.net/shadowland.html
RED NOSE SONG:Put Your Red Nose On

MICK BORDET

songfu-mickbordet.jpgMick Bordet steadfastly insists on bouncing between and across genres at every opportunity like a hummingbird with ADD, using an eclectic collection of instruments for his sonic palette, from guitar and ukulele to theremin, yobstick and electric harmonium. Mick is a founder member of “The Lunacy Board”, Scotland’s premier progressive avant-garde skiffle duo, and cites influences as diverse as Edgard Varèse, Ivor Cutler, Conlon Nancarrow, and Roy Harper, to name but four. The duo have recently released three debut albums, including one written, recorded, and mixed within a single day. Mick’s latest project is a year-long weekly podcast set in an alternative universe as it diverges from our reality.

Official Website: mickbordet.blogspot.com
RED NOSE SONG:Big Red Nose

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Comments:

3 Responses to “Masters Of Song Fu: Red Nose Special”

  1. Eddie Colton Says:

    I noticed the Americans both did decent rock songs, but didn’t really follow the challenge. And both Brits did Red Nose-themed songs in exactly the Beatles singalong style referenced.

    And I noticed nobody else commented.

  2. sevinPackage Says:

    That sums this set of songs up well, Eddie.

    I’ll be including reviews of these songs in my video review for the Final round, which should (hopefully) be posted on my YouTube channel (click my name) sometime this week.

  3. Mick Bordet » Blog Archive » Masters of Song Fu – "It All Makes Sense At The End (The Spoiler Song)" Says:

    [...] have also now made the songs from the Red Nose Day special available, right here. During the webcast show one of the Song Fu-ers, Joe ‘Covenant’ Lamb, composed another [...]

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