Drawn together by the irresistible force of showbiz in the mid nineteen eighties, Raymond and Mr Timpkins first chose to show off aboard the Portsmouth based pop band, ‘Uncle Barneys Atomic Wobblers’, until the natural forces of attrition bore down and the band distilled to the current ruggedly handsome duo.
Cutting their teeth compering and performing in Comedy and Variety nights at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea, the nineties wafted gently past until, eventually and not before time, London called. With the fledgling post-fix, “Revue”, added, they blasted the clubs with their Guitar and Stylophone stylings, wowing rooms with super slick prop manipulation, dazzling jaded eyes with sandal based choreography that remains inimitable.
Now, they tour the country, regularly headlining at comedy clubs, even venturing as far afield as The Falklands and Oman, to provide spiritual uplift to the brave boys and girls of the armed forces.
Their latest foray is into radio comedy/drama. A 1950s murder mystery based in Brighton and a retellling of the Jack the Ripper tale have so far been forged in the red hot fires of their imaginations.
“Absolutely hilarious” VIZ
“Spectacularly funny”TIME OUT
“Wonderful, innovative and endearing” BRIGHTON ARGUS
“Joyous. Pretty irresistible”CHORTLE
“Their versions of popular hits using just stylophone and acoustic guitar have
to be heard to be believed. Someone should give them their own show.” THE PORTSMOUTH NEWS
“Knockabout double-act with enough silliness to fill a pillow”THE EVENING STANDARD
“An indulgent set of brilliant tackiness”TAKE 7’ MAGAZINE
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Raymond & Mr Timpkins
THE PORTSMOUTH NEWS
Their versions of popular hits using just stylophone and acoustic guitar have to be heard to be believed. Someone should give them their own show.
Wonderful, innovative and endearing.