Formed in 1998, Bridgwater female
singing trio the FUNBUNNIES consist of vocalists
Elaine di Campo, Julia Setter and Lorraine Young and backing musicians Brian
Smedley (guitar) Kevin Freeman (drums) and Big Barry (bass).
played largely a set of covers mixed with a few originals including the Newman/Smedley
classic I Hope you Die and the Smedley/Kane hit Drop Dead
Funbunnies were essentially a good time pub band with tight harmonies ,a
provocative on-stage persona and a tight -yet simple , rock backing.
singing styles of the 3 vocalists is varied yet compatible ranging from the soulful
Lorraine (I cant stand the rain/ Shop Shoop) to the bluesy
Julia (Right by my Side/Brown Eyed Girl) and the laid back west
coast Elaine (Talkin bout a Revolution/You & Me Always).
best playing to a large drunken audience wholl listen to anything , the band are
also happy to sit down and have a quiet harmonic singalong.
first demo I Hope you Die featured original singer Heidi Powell
who went on to join forces with local sex god Rob Perdrix with their new band -Rob
& Heidi- she now fronts ;Wilson Comes Alive with sad backing
musician Rob Perdrix.
2000 sensational news from the Funbunny front as Big
Barry decided hed had enough of learning to play the bass and turning up to
rehearsals and announced he was quitting ..to spend more time on his
allotment. This prompted drummer Kevin Freeman to excuse himself as well saying
..I just couldnt keep up the gruelling pace and high standards expected of me
Funbunnies played an acapella set at the recent Blake festival .
Elaine and Julia from the Funbunnies have now formed a band with
Tessa Clarke as third vocalist and played 2 gigs over christmas
2003/03. Watch this space for future plans for this rock n roll