Instant Sunshine

David Barlow, Peter Christie and Alan Maryon Davis

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Last Show: Tuesday 9 th July 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Instant Sunshine is a unique musical comedy team that has been entertaining audiences for years with their particular blend of humorous, witty songs and hilarious routines. They take a sideways look at every day life in a beguiling and very funny style all their own. They have played at festival, and theatres throughout the UK and also delighted audiences on their travels around the world to New Zealand, Bermuda and Hong Kong. In New York they have played in Greenwich Village and even impressed the New York Times reviewer.  Instant Sunshine has recorded over 100 songs of which three albums were with EMI at Abbey Road studio.  

“Their sound is reminiscent of Tom Lehrer and traditional comedy with lovely harmonies and witty one liners that had the audience giggling throughout ... This old school group has a lovely way with words, dazzling their audience with their witty, fast paced, tongue twisting lyrics”

Troy Holmes **** Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

They performed regularly on BBC radio 4’s Stop the Week with Robert Robinson for 18 years and had many radio series of their own. One Christmas, the BBC broadcast a film on the history of Instant Sunshine, ”Roads to Stardom”. They have played in many and varied venues from the Albert Hall to Chichester Cathedral and written and performed many signature tunes on radio and television including Oneupmanship, Moneybox and One is Fun. They have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe regularly and had a sell out anniversary Concert at the Cadogan Hall, London with the release of a brand new album “ 50 Not Out “ which could be their big break.

Band Lineup

David Barlow

Peter Christie

Alan Maryon Davis