Bug Prentice


New track: Nicholas Ray

Bug Prentice are proud to present a brand new demo. It sounds like this:

You can download Nicholas Ray for free, in a variety of formats, on our bandcamp page.

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The Stanton-Walsh Rule: Everyone Says I Love You

The Stanton-Walsh Rule is my new side-project, dedicated to covering songs from classic films. It’s named after Roger Ebert’s theory that “no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad.”

Having tackled Rita Hayworth’s signature tune, I set my sights on the Marx Brothers. Everyone Says I Love You was originally sung by Zeppo Marx in the 1932 film Horse Feathers. Throughout the film, variations are performed by Chico, Harpo and Groucho.





New Demo: Put the Blame on Mame

I spend this afternoon recording a little demo of Put the Blame on Mame, a song made famous by Rita Hayworth in the 1946 film noir Gilda.

Put the Blame on Mame by Bug Prentice

After recording, the first thing I saw was the sad news of Harvey Pekar’s death. RIP, you grumpy jazz-fiend bastard.



Interviews: Disability Now & BBC Ouch!

That Glastonbury Attitude
Ally Craig interviewed in Disability Now

Last week I spoke to Cathy Raey about Bug Prentice, my links with Attitude Is Everything and the run-up to playing Glastonbury. You can now read the interview in Disability Now. Perhaps the excessive exclamation marks undermine my deadpan nature, but at least my nervous laughs and awkward silences are also omitted.

BBC Ouch! podcast
Disability talk show, includes phone interview with Ally Craig and music by Bug Prentice

I also spoke to Liz Carr and Simon Minty for the BBC Ouch! podcast. The interview begins around the 50 minute mark, if you’re the impatient type. The quickfire questions were a little awkward, but at least the show has a rousing musical finale.