Hall of Fame

Ray Gunn and Luke Reel were expecting to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but a misunderstanding about the eligibility criteria means that they’re going to have to find a new way to achieve rock infamy.

The gags come thick and fast; they have fantastic chemistry and have crafted some excellent one-liners and witty ripostes.

Rayguns Look Real Enough embrace the ridiculousness of the Rock & Roll dream. Ray Gunn is dressed as - and may believe he actually is - a tiger and Luke Reel is all eyeliner, perfect cheekbones and faux emo hairstyle. They present themselves as the ultimate stadium band fallen on hard times after a disastrous charity tour and a falling out with U2. The gags come thick and fast; they have fantastic chemistry and have crafted some excellent one-liners and witty ripostes.

It’s the music, though, that really makes this show soar. The Rayguns are masters of the mash-up, putting more songs and references into a single tune than some bands manage in a career spanning three greatest hits albums. Gunn has a fantastic voice backed up with a confident strut and I was regularly stunned at Reel’s ability to pull epic rock riffs out of an electro-acoustic guitar.

This is an excellent show and, apart from a few glitches with the sound, was the perfect hour’s entertainment for an old rocker like me who also has a love of cheesy pop.

Rayguns Look Real Enough are the British answer to Tenacious D but way funnier. I saw this act on a quiet Tuesday night with only ten other people in the audience. These guys deserve to be filling stadiums.

Reviews by Frodo Allan

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Rayguns Look Real Enough: Hall Of Fame. Not only have the world’s greatest mash-up band been nominated for the London Cabaret Awards, and won the Time Out Alternative Eurovision 2010, they are also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And they'll need to give the performance of their lives. Will Ray Gunn suffer another diva meltdown? Can Luke Reel take anymore heartbreak? Hall of Fame delves into the mind of what it really takes to be the worlds’ most notorious rock stars. ‘Insanely funny’ (ThisIsCabaret.com). ‘A huge hit’ (Sun).

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