Lee Wilkinson is a comedian – a comedy entertainer. He is also a singer and guitarist covering music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Stand up comedy is his forte. You will hear plenty of parodies which are suitable for family audiences. There is also a set suitable specifically for adult audiences.
The musicological definition of the term parody has now generally been supplanted by a more general meaning of the word. In its more contemporary usage, musical parody usually has humorous, even satirical intent, in which familiar musical ideas or lyrics are lifted into a different, often incongruous, context.
Musical parodies may imitate or refer to the peculiar style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music. For example, The Ritz Roll and Rock, a song and dance number performed by Fred Astaire in the movie Silk Stockings, parodies the Rock and Roll genre. Conversely, while the best-known work of Weird Al Yankovic is based on particular popular songs, it also often utilises wildly incongruous elements of pop culture for comedic effect. (Wikipedia).
Lee Wilkinson Comedy Entertainer 50s 60s 70s
Comedy music is music that is comic or humorous in nature, encompassing a wide variety of music genres. Popular types of comedy music include parody music, novelty songs, comedy rock and comedy hip hop. (Wikipedia).
The 1950s saw the growth in popularity of the electric guitar (developed and popularised by Les Paul). Paul’s hit records like “How High the Moon”, and “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise”, helped lead to the development of a specifically rock and roll style of playing of such exponents as Chuck Berry, Link Wray and Scotty Moore. Chuck Berry, who is considered to be one of the pioneers of Rock and roll music, refined and developed the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, focusing on teen life and introducing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music. (Wikipedia).
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