Last night we had the pleasure of attending I’m Not From London‘s infamous Bama Lama Sing Song at Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham. The concept is simple but ingenius – a live band plays instrumental versions of songs everybody knows and loves (or hates) and the crowd sings along in a big communal vocal love-in. I was skeptical, being a bit of a miserable fucker and the proud owner of a singing voice once described as ‘like the resurrected corpse of Nina Simone with a bellows up her bum’ but within half an hour and with only one whiskey in me I was singing along with the best of them. It really is impossible not to get swept along with the atmosphere and positive vibes. We highly recommend getting your arse to an event soon, even if you’re not sold on the idea, you will be by the end of the night.