10 Unbelievable Band In The Worlds

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1. Zimmer Band.

The Zimmers are a British band, thought to have the oldest members of any band in the world. The oldest member (Buster Martin) claimed to have been born in 1906, although some sources indicate he was born in 1913 - he died in 2011. The former lead singer Alf Carretta died on 29 June 2010, aged 93. The group takes its name from the Zimmer frame (walker). The band was created as a feature in a BBC Television documentary, which was first broadcast on 28 May 2007. The feature of forming the band and recording a single was intended to give a voice to the feelings of isolation and imprisonment suffered by the elderly. The Zimmers' logo is a parody of The Beatles' logo, as is the image of them walking across Abbey Road. On 7 April 2012, the band performed The Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" on Britain's Got Talent. The Zimmers released their first single, a cover of The Who's "My Generation", reaching #26 in the UK Singles Chart, on 28 May 2007. The song was produced by Mike Hedges, the video shot by Geoff Wonfor, and it was recorded in the Beatles Studio 2 at Abbey Road. On during the 13 July 2007 broadcast of the Richard & Judy show, The Zimmers announced their cover of The Prodigy's "Firestarter". In September 2008, the band released their first full-length album Lust for Life, which featured versions of songs by Eric Clapton, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

2. Mini Kiss Band.

Mini Kiss is a Kiss tribute band made up entirely of people with a form of dwarfism. The founder and creatorwas band leader Joey Fatale (4' 4" - Mini Demon) the hottest little band in the worlds and Mini Kiss was born on September 1, 1996 when he was moving from one location to another. As he was putting away the Albums/Vinyl I came across Non-Opened Alive Kiss album which to this day has the Original Lick on Tattoos and separate pictures of each member. When looked at the album he had this huge thought of having a Little People Kiss Tribute Band. It is one of the most popular little people tribute bands in existence. They made an appearance on the Game Show Network revival of I've Got a Secret. No commercial recordings are available at this time. The band tours regularly playing venues ranging in size from 100 to 1,000 seats. The band made a cameo on the television show Z Rock and had a cameo on one of the Dr Pepper Cherry TV commercials sharing the stage with their full-sized counter parts. Joey Fatale died on Aug 7, 2011. Mini Kiss still tours until this day.

3. Blue Burka Band.

Burka blue, sings the lead singer on the tv, while another woman plays the drums and a third the guitar. The three girls make small dancesteps and swing the microphone as you would in any other girl band. But there is one big difference. The three girls all wear the Afghan burka, the blue dress that covers a woman from head to toe. Nargiz started the Burka Band when she met a German music producer in Kabul in late 2002. The producer was teaching Afghans to play modern music, and Nargiz learned to play the drums. One day she wondered why all the burkas in Kabul were blue, and together with two friends she wrote the song "Burka Blue" which is about burkas and the way you feel when you wear them. The song was recorded in Kabul with help from the German producers. The band would rehearse behind locked doors, so nobody would find out that the women were playing music. The burka also helped hide who the bandmembers really were.

4.Imperial Stars Band.

A traffic jam in Los Angeles is nothing new. A traffic jam in Los Angeles because a rock band decided to play an impromptu concert atop a truck ... now that's giving a new meaning to a jam. The Los Angeles section of the 101 freeway was blocked up as a result of the three-man band's illegal antics. It took police over an hour to reach the site of the concert.  The D.A.'s office announced that three band members from Imperial Stars were each hit with charges of felony conspiracy after the truck they were in parked across lanes of the freeway near Sunset Boulevard and members got on the roof and performed a song "Traffic Jam 101." The Imperial Stars are a self-described "hard core hip hop band" from Orange County whose latest song is "Traffic Jam 101."  On its website, the band pledges that all the money earned from the song will be going to Homeless Children America. The website features the same truck used during the impromptu concert at LA. The band has played at the Viper Room and House of Blues.

5. Rudely Interrupted Band. 

At first glance, Australia's Rudely Interrupted is just a better-than-average power-pop band with a vaguely '80ish vibe. Not that weird at all, right? Well, look a bit closer. Five out of six of Rudely Interrupted's members are physically and/or intellectually handicapped, some of them severely so. Lead singer Rory Burnside is blind and has Asperger's syndrome (but also has perfect pitch); keyboardist Marcus Stone has Asperger's and is 80% deaf; bassist Sam Beke has Down syndrome; drummer Josh Hogan is autistic and has some physical abnormalities; and percussionist Connie Kirkpatrick, aka “The Human Metronome,” has Down syndrome and is legally blind. The only “able bodied” member of the group is guitarist Rohan Brooks, a music therapist who came up with the idea of forming a band made up of some of his students. Rudely Interrupted could've just been a sort of rock ‘n' roll Special Olympics, but the tunes are undeniably catchy and there's a raucous, joyous quality to their live shows a lot of hipster bands could learn from. They had their documentary recently nominated for an AFI award.

6. Alestorm Band.

The band have been known to describe their style as "True Scottish Pirate Metal". After gaining success as Battleheart, the band landed a record deal with Napalm Records mid-late 2007. Due to a similarity in name with Battlelore, a band already signed with the label, they were asked to change names; as of August 8th, 2007 their name was officially changed to Alestorm. Ian Wilson left Alestorm following the release of the debut album due to scheduling conflicts. He was replaced by Alex Tabisz, but by August that year had rejoined the band. The following month founding member Gavin Harper departed after relocating to Finland. After a brief period of touring with Tim Shaw as his replacement, Daniel Evans switched instruments from bass to guitar. The band's third album, Back Through Time, was released in June 2011.


7. Barnes And Barnes.

Barnes & Barnes, fictional twin brothers Art Et Barnes and Artie Et Bet Barnes (Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer, respectively), are a comedy rock duo based in "Lumania", a fictional mythological civilization), Robert Haimer and Bill Mumy were childhood friends who occasionally performed together on their musical instruments. Following the ending of Mumy's role on the TV series Lost in Space, they would shoot short films with a Super 8 motion picture camera, dubbed "Art Films". The two began calling each other "Art" in joking reference to these films. They formed the band Barnes & Barnes in 1970. Their surname Barnes was taken from a Bill Cosby comedy routine called "Revenge", in which a character called Junior Barnes throws a snowball at Cosby as a child. Originally, both Haimer and Mumy were named "Art Barnes", but Haimer's alter ego was publicly renamed "Artie" in 1979 to differentiate between them. Most of their music is standard rock or pop with heavy comedic elements. They are best known for their 1978 song "Fish Heads".  The duo brought a distinctly surrealist sensibility to their spazzy, New Wave-inspired comedy rock. And they were dark: Weird Al may have a twisted sense of humor, but he would never record a song called “Boogie Woogie Amputee.” Or name an album Sicks. Or, for that matter, sing a song about how when they took their fish head to the movies, they didn't have to buy it a ticket. You get the idea. After an 18-year hiatus, Barnes and Barnes returned in 2009 with a new album, Opbopachop. The album addresses themes of entering middle age in such thoughtful tunes as “Life Is What You Do in Between Orgasms” and “Our Dead Dads.” Sounds like they haven't lost it!

8. Lady Birds Band.

Before "Amanda" fused porn and metal in Rockbitch, catching Europe with their pants down- there were the Ladybirds. The origins of the Ladybirds is vague at best. Although most sources claim they "hailed from New Jersey" there isn't any verification. Other unverified sources claim they were a UK band. According to an interview with burlesque queen "Satan's Angel" by Martin Hoyem in American Ethnography the band was started by San Francisco promoter Davey Rosenberg, who later started a second topless band The Hummingbirds once The Ladybirds went on tour. In March 1973 a topless all girl band known as the Ladybirds appeared at The Granary in Bristol, UK- although the article claims the band was Swedish it's possible that it was the same American band during a European tour. Alternatively we're looking at two (or more) separate topless all-girl bands with the same name and playing at the same time... well, it was the '60s. To confuse things further, a fully dressed group called the Ladybirds opened for the Stones in 1965- apparently not the same group. With all the acid floating around, one would think girls could come up with an original band name ? At any rate, they were definitely gigging in Las Vegas and Hollywood in the mid to late '60s: when"The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield" was released in 1968 it included a clip of the band playing at the Blue Bunny club in Hollywood. That same year there's a reference to them opening for the Yardbirds (September 8 1968- Fjordvilla club Paramount, Roskilde, Denmark) Whoever they were and wherever they came from, they were definitely some perky ladies.

9. The Cycologists Band.

The Cycologists are a three man bicycle band from Australia fronted by acclaimed instrument maker Linsey Pollak and also featuring Ric Halstead and Brendan Hook. For their impromptu, outdoor live performances, the band ride up on their bikes and remove the seats in unison to reveal modified clarinets made entirely of bicycle parts. After they've finished performing, they take a bow before hopping back on their clarinets and riding off into the sunset. The live show, Cycology, is a bit more complex. In addition to the bike seat clarinets, it features a wide array of other bicycically-made instruments like the Harmonic Handlebar, Water Bottle Foonki, and Bicycle Pump Panpipe.

10. The Drench Clever Hamsters Jazz Band.

Drench launched a television and online advertising campaign featuring a jubilant quartet of Jazz playing clever hamsters. Many aspiring musical hamster hopefuls “queued” outside London's Jazz Cafe practicing and waiting for their chance to audition for a starring role in the ad for Drench spring water. The ad aims to demonstrate that the best performances come from being hydrated, and features the chosen stars ‘Miles' on the saxophone, ‘Fats' on the trumpet, ‘The Duke' on the harmonica, and ‘Dizzy' on the oboe. These were the lucky four hamsters selected to form the band ‘The Clever Hamsters. The Clever Hamsters campaign was developed at CHI & Partners by creatives Wayne Robinson and Matt Colier and agency producer Ben Clark.

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