Rodney Slater's Parrots - Parrotopia!

by Michael Livesley in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd May 2017 we successfully raised £4,406 with 158 supporters in 56 days

To fund the writing, recording and production of founder Bonzo Dog Rodney Slater's first solo LP of brand spanking new songs - PARROTOPIA!

by Michael Livesley in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we reach £6000 we will use the extra money to promote the LP.





In 1962 sax maniac Rodney Slater, Lord Rodney to his friends, founded the groundbreaking and genre defining comedy/rock group The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band with the much missed Vivian Stanshall. They were later joined by national treasure Neil Innes and a legend - which John Peel  credited with putting a smile on the face of the counter culture - was born.

The band went on to enjoy 5 years of great success, touring the USA with Led Zeppelin, scoring a hit single with the Paul McCartney produced 'I'm the Urban Spaceman', appearing in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and performing as the houseband on the proto Monty Python show 'Do Not Adjust Your Set'. They occupy a unique place within the British cultural lexicon, influencing a generation of alternative comics including Stephen FryAdrian Edmondson and Bill Bailey along the way, and now, with your help, the story continues.

Now, at the grand old age of 75, self described 'late developer' Lord Rodney, has gathered his flock of Parrots, including writing partner Michael 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' LivesleySteely Dan's Elliott Randall, The Rutles' John 'Barry Wom' Halsey and The Mekons' Susie Honeyman - to record his debut LP of brand spanking new material. Lord Rodney has taken a look at the post-truth world we all now live in and has decided to hang up his hoe and leave his kitchen garden for a short while to offer us all his antidote - PARROTOPIA! However, PARROTOPIA! needs YOU!

In this dystopian nightmare we have awoken in there can only be safety in numbers. That is where you come in dear prospective Parrotopians. We are offering you all the opportunity, via the glorious pledges you see to your right, to help us craft this Rodnium vision and to release it to fly around the world. For PARROTOPIA is a state of mind.

Lord Rodney is a warmly loved elder statesman within the music industry and due to that fact we have managed to cut all costs to the bone. We forecast that to write, record, produce and manufacture Parrotopia! it will cost a minimum of £3000. However, with professionals' fees that means we need £4000. If we raise £6000 we will use the extra money for promoting the LP.

So, here is your opportunity to help write a fresh chapter in Bonzos history and become the very machinery, the gears and the levers of production in PARROTOPIA! - it's over there!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£8 or more

£8 Reward

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Pledge £8 or more and receive PARROTOPIA! as a digital download on the day of release.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Pledge £10 or more and receive a full colour certificate, signed by Lord Rodney himself, to verify you as a PARROTOPIA! crowdfunder

£12 or more

£12 Reward

PARROTOPIA! CD Pledge £12 or more and receive a PARROTOPIA! CD plus Digital Download on day of release.

£18 or more

£18 Reward

PARROTOPIA! T-SHIRT Pledge £18 or more and you will receive an exclusive PARROTOPIA! crowdfunders' t-shirt

£30 or more

£30 Reward

SIGNED PARROTOPIA! CD Pledge £30 or more and receive a signed copy of the PARROTOPIA! CD plus a Digital Download on the day of release.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Parrotopian Official Pledgers Pack Pledge £50 or more and receive a signed Parrotopia! CD, digital download, PARROTOPIA! t-shirt and signed certificate by Lord Rodney himself.

£250 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

Parrotopian Elite Pledgers Pack - Strictly Limited to 10 By popular request, pledge £250 or more and receive a signed PARROTOPIA! CD, Parrotopia! t-shirt, signed certificate by Lord Rodney himself and also a credit on the LP in the Special Thanks section.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

A Day in the Shed with Lord Rodney plus Sprout Curry feast. Pledge £500 or more and not only will you receive a signed PARROTOPIA! CD, t-shirt and be listed in the LP credits but you will also get to spend a day in the Studio Shed with Lord Rodney Slater himself, enjoy a sax masterclass, listen back to the private LP master tapes then round the day orf with a warming bowl of Lord Rodney's Sprout Curry. Travel and accom not included.

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