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A great live band.

Macaroni Penguins formed in Bristol in 1994 when four friends got together to play a lively mix of New Wave and Rocking Blues: Mark on guitar and vocals, Mike on guitar, Fred on keyboards and Jim on bass. After their first gig, Michelle was enlisted to replace the drum machine. Their energetic live shows went down well at a number of private parties and by the end of 1995 they were playing pubs across Bristol and were popular regulars at The Prom. By now they were including a number of their own compositions but still drawing most of their set from a growing number of crowd-pleasing classics and little-known gems.

Fred left for America and Liz joined to fill out the vocal sound. From 1997 to 2002 other commitments made regular gigs more difficult and appearances were limited to a handful of special occasions in Bristol, Somerset, Cornwall and Cardiff. Then, in December 2003, with most of the band now living in Gloucestershire they played a local Christmas party at Kingswood village hall. They went down a storm and were in demand again. Lots of local events followed and even a performance in Denmark.

In January 2005 they played at the Old Spot in Dursley for the first time - a benefit for the Red Cross Tsunami appeal. Even without drums they had the place jumping and were immediately invited back. They now play there regularly and have developed a particular rapport with the audience there.

Mark BaileyVocals and guitar
Mike PowellLead guitar
SlugBass and vocals
Michelle JamesDrums
Liz BaileyVocals
Frederik WillerupKeyboards (retired)

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Macaroni Penguins Gear List

1995
Macaroni Penguins Gig 1 - Sat 21 Jan 1995 - Piggy's Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 2 - Sat 6 May 1995 - Mike and Lucy's Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 3 - Mon 5 Jun 1995 - King's Arms, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 4 - Fri 14 Jul 1995 - Mardyke, Hotwells, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 5 - Mon 17 Jul 1995 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 6 - Wed 26 Jul 1995 - The Showboat, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 7 - Sat 9 Sep 1995 - Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 8 - Sat 23 Sep 1995 - Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 9 - Thu 28 Sep 1995 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 10 - Thu 2 Nov 1995 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 11 - Sat 2 Dec 1995 - HP Labs Christmas Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 12 - Fri 15 Dec 1995 - Sun Alliance (Toltec) Christmas Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 13 - Thu 21 Dec 1995 - The Prom, Bristol

1996
Macaroni Penguins Gig 14 - Fri 5 Jan 1996 - Guy's leaving party.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 15 - Thu 11 Jan 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 16 - Thu 8 Feb 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 17 - Thu 21 Mar 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 18 - Thu 25 Apr 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 19 - Mon 6 May 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 20 - Thu 30 May 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 21 - Tue 18 Jun 1996 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 22 - Wed 19 Jun 1996 - The Old Ton Inn, Tongwynlais
Macaroni Penguins Gig 23 - Sat 7 Sep 1996 - The Ropewalk, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 24 - Sat 16 Nov 1996 - Colin and Claire's Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 25 - Mon 23 Dec 1996 - The Prom, Bristol

1997
Macaroni Penguins Gig 26 - Thu 30 Jan 1997 - The Prom, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 27 - Sat 1 Mar 1997 - The HuntsmanBristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 28 - Wed 18 Jun 1997 - Las Iguanas, Bristol.

1998
Macaroni Penguins Gig 29 - Fri 14 Aug 1998 - Jayne & Tim's Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 30 - Sat 10 Oct 1998 - Mary & Carl's Wedding

1999
Macaroni Penguins Gig 31 - Sat 30 Jan 1999 - Bristol Dive Club annual dinner
Macaroni Penguins Gig 32 - Sat 29 May 1999 - Liz and Mark's Wedding

2000
Macaroni Penguins Gig 33 - Sat 2 Dec 2000 - Jim and Caroline's Wedding

2002
Macaroni Penguins Gig 34 - Fri 30 Aug 2002 - Sarah and Simon's Wedding

2003
Macaroni Penguins Gig 35 - Sat 6 Sep 2003 - Kingswood Village Show
Macaroni Penguins Gig 36 - Fri 12 Dec 2003 - OT Christmas Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 37 - Sat 20 Dec 2003 - Kingswood Christmas Party

2004
Macaroni Penguins Gig 38 - Fri 27 Feb 2004 - 30th Birthday Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 39 - Sat 13 Mar 2004 - 40th Birthday Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 40 - Sat 8 May 2004 - North Nibley School Hall, North Nibley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 41 - Sun 20 Jun 2004 - Kingswood boules competiton
Macaroni Penguins Gig 42 - Sat 3 Jul 2004 - Mathias and Celine's Wedding Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 43 - Sat 4 Sep 2004 - Kingswood Village Show
Macaroni Penguins Gig 44 - Sat 18 Sep 2004 - Peter's 65th Birthday
Macaroni Penguins Gig 45 - Sat 20 Nov 2004 - Sean Franks and Sean Berry's surprise 40th birthday party.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 46 - Fri 17 Dec 2004 - OT Christmas Party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 47 - Sat 18 Dec 2004 - Kingswood Christmas Party

2005
Macaroni Penguins Gig 48 - Sun 30 Jan 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 49 - Sun 13 Feb 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 50 - Sat 26 Feb 2005 - University and Literary Club, Bristol
Macaroni Penguins Gig 51 - Sun 24 Apr 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 52 - Sat 11 Jun 2005 - Wedding party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 53 - Mon 27 Jun 2005 - Steve's birthday at the Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 54 - Sun 3 Jul 2005 - Kingswood boules competition.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 55 - Sat 9 Jul 2005 - Wedding anniversary, Coalpit Heath Cricket Club
Macaroni Penguins Gig 56 - Sun 17 Jul 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins CamFM Session - Sat 23 Jul 2005 - Our first radio session.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 57 - Sun 14 Aug 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 58 - Sat 27 Aug 2005 - Mike and Ju's Wedding
Macaroni Penguins Gig 59 - Sun 28 Aug 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 60 - Mon 29 Aug 2005 - The Star Inn, Mamhilad, Pontypool, NP4 0JF
Macaroni Penguins Gig 61 - Sat 17 Sep 2005 - The Prince of Wales Hotel, Berkeley Road
Macaroni Penguins Gig 61a - Fri 23 Sep 2005 - Nick Cassin's 40th Birthday - The Bull's Head, Inkberrow
Macaroni Penguins Gig 62 - Sun 6 Nov 2005 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 63 - Sat 3 Dec 2005 - Wotton-under-Edge Christmas evening.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 64 - Sat 17 Dec 2005 - Kingswood Christmas Party

2006
Macaroni Penguins Gig 65 - Sat 11 Feb 2006 - Kingswood Village Hall
Macaroni Penguins Gig 66 - Sat 25 Mar 2006 - Friends of North Nibley School Pub Night.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 67 - Sat 17 Jun 2006 - Howie and Jenni's wedding.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 68 - Sat 1 Jul 2006 - Leaving party - Pitt Court
Macaroni Penguins Gig 69 - Sun 16 Jul 2006 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 70 - Sat 5 Aug 2006 - Michelle's wedding.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 71 - Sat 12 Aug 2006 - Conygres, Wotton-under-Edge
Macaroni Penguins Gig 72 - Sat 26 Aug 2006 - Frocester Beer Festival
Macaroni Penguins Gig 73 - Sun 27 Aug 2006 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 74 - Sat 9 Sep 2006 - Duncan and Lindsay's party.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 75 - Sun 10 Sep 2006 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 76 - Sat 11 Nov 2006 - My 40th birthday party
Macaroni Penguins Gig 77 - Sat 2 Dec 2006 - Kingswood Christmas Party

2007
Macaroni Penguins Gig 78 - Sat 9 Jun 2007 - Simon's 40th
Macaroni Penguins Gig 79 - Sat 23 Jun 2007 - Sean and Lucy's Wedding.
Macaroni Penguins Gig 80 - Sat 14 Jul 2007 - North Nibley Music Festival
Macaroni Penguins Gig 81 - Wed 18 Jul 2007 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley
Macaroni Penguins Gig 82 - Sun 12 Aug 2007 - Old Spot Inn, Dursley

The Prom (13) - Macaroni Penguins used to play regularly here.


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