“The people have spoken, and what they said was rather than govern the country, we want you to keep the flame of folk music alive in small intimate venues and the occasional low-key festival” said Ed Miliband. “It is quite an honour – I can’t wait till our first gig in what they call a ‘public house’ in Harold.”
MFC and B, as the band prefers to be known, say that as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young songs, the Squirrel Lickers Arms gig will feature a bit of Dylan, and, in a nod to young people, some Genesis.
“The public are sick to death of the modern austere sound and will warm to our brand of easy listening 1970s music” said an excited Ed Balls. “Who knows, in a couple of years X Factor, and after that maybe Eurovision … oh, we might have to do that one without Nigel.”
Squirrel Lickers publican Eddie Grudgingly said MFC and B ticket sales had been virtually non-existent but they picked up considerably when he promised regulars he’d get Miliband to eat a bacon sandwich on stage.