Barry Bilberry was born under a wandering bar. He was adopted by Ma and Pa Bilberry when they heard him busking for grass outside the local Walmart. Raised by sheep, he had left home at the age of 11 because home wasn’t giving him the chance to flex his vocal range. At home they sang the same song every night. Barry was convinced there must be other tunes out there. Somewhere. Beneath the pale moonlight.
Barry “what the feck was that about” Bilberry is, to this day, always accompanied by his trusty hat, Mini-Barry. Mini-Barry gave him shelter in the bad times, and was also quite handy for the grass donations. Barry, with Mini-Barry, adds a certain “je ne sais baa” to that unique Bilberry sound. The other Bilberries therefore kindly overlook some of his more eccentric habits and ignore the strands of wool in his hair when he comes down to breakfast.
At the age of 14 Shifty climbed a tree to peek into the dormitory of the local girl's boarding school. The shock of finding there wasn't actually a slow-motion pillow fight in progress was so great he lost his grip and fell twenty feet into an ornamental rockery. The accident left him with permanent mild concussion and an irrational fear of garden gnomes.
The resident science nerd of the Bilberry clan, Shifty is developing a top secret process which he hopes will convert milk in to a substitute for cheese.
Favourite colour: 12-bar blue. Birth stone: gravel. Biggest dislike: garden gnomes. Biggest likes: cheese, music and naughty girls. Motto: If in doubt, play A minor pentatonic.
Snifty was born with a hyper-heightened sense of smell. This talent set him up for an early career as a wine taster but chronic sneezing and sniffling led to early retirement. However during his time in the vineyards and orchards of Swindon he developed a love of berries and grapes and became obsessed with all things fruity
Fortunately his persistent sneezing and sniffling were not a hindrance in the deafening world of rock where his snuffles were quickly drowned out. And so the stage was set for his rock and roll transformation. He went on to form a band called the Muller Lites. After this he toured with the Bonne Mamans and the Tutti Fruttis. Some say he was ahead of his time - anticipating the current trend in beat boxing (as many of his early works included sniffing sound effects as a key part of the musical tapestry). Early hits such as 'Every sniff you take' and 'sneeze rattle and roll' have cemented his place in rock history. He joined the Bumbling Bilberries in 2015.
“We want everyone to share in the fun, so the EP is completely FREE. If you can spare a little, though, every penny you send the Bilberrys will be passed to Willow Wood Hospice, to help them continue their wonderful work.”