Whilst Bingo’s first single ‘Big Rain’ was an inky tale of alienation with a closing-time cabaret charm, the follow-up ‘Happy Snake’ was the sound of a mind unravelling at the seams. His later single, ‘Birchall & King’s’ was a chaotic whirlwind clocking in at one minute and thirty seconds. The tracks have won support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Loud and Quiet, DIY, NME and more.
Although very much a solo songwriter, Bingo’s compositional process relies on contributions from his entire band - bassist Megan Jenkins, and drummer Henry Terrett have been playing together since their teens. In one of their various incarnations, they recruited local avant-jazz legend, cornet player Harry ‘Iceman’ Furniss, with guitarist and percussionist Rafi Cohen later completing the line-up.
Bingo Fury’s name is pulled straight from one of his lyric sheets - a perfect representation of the on-the-nose mystique surrounding the project: what you see is what you get, but ‘what it means’ is far less certain. Following sold-out headline dates earlier this year, he supported Penelope Isles on their April tour, and performed a special one-off Cinematic improv show at The Ivy House on July 28th.
Joined by the full band, Bingo Fury will be going out on a co-headline tour with Robbie & Mona in October.