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Buzz is currently working a novel and some radio plays but, as he misses you all so much, he's coming out to play with Billy and the Bradshaws in venues near you soon
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35 years


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CATCHY CHORUSES & DAFT BITS

Catchy Choruses

Featuring Bradshaws songs and sketches, "Sadie", "The Raji Singsong", "Country Billy Gerkin" and many more

Out Now from the CORNER SHOP


bullet 30 YEARS OF THE BRADSHAWS
BBC RADIO 4 DOCUMENTARY

John Henshaw, Peter Kay, Sally Lindsey, Eamonn O'Neal, Smug Roberts, Bernard Wrigley, CP Lees celebrate the amazing Bradshaws legacy

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LISTEN TO "30 YEARS OF THE BRADSHAWS"

BUZZ HAWKINS up-close and personal


CELEBRATING 35 YEARS ON THE ROAD AND ON THE RADIO
2018 tour

2018 TOUR DATES (regularly updated)

17th MAY: Bolton Albert Halls Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU
Tickets for sale at online tickets Link
or box office 0843 2080 500

31st MAY: Burnley Mechanics Tickets for sale at online tickets Link
or box office 01282 664400

7th JUNE: Middleton Arena Tickets for sale at online tickets Link
or box office 0300 303 8633
Out of hours ticket sales: 0871 220 0260

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Amazing! - Peter Kay
National Treasure - John Henshaw
I love them! - Sally Lindsay
Magic! - Bernard Wrigley
The Bradshaws are set to rule the world! - Eamonn O'Neal

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(If you manage to get tickets for one of his famous live events then the following advice is offered: Unbutton your cardigans before it starts! It will be a rib-cracking night out with the Bradshaws, almost held together by Buzz Hawkins, singer/songwriter, story-teller, all-round funnyman, and of course award-winning writer, producer and voices of the wickedly funny radio favourites the Bradshaws)

Fans get in the mood with paper planes...
back row

Buzz does a Michael...
Buzz as Michael


This unique and healthy experience (laughter is good for you!) with Buzz Hawkins could cause face-ache, wheezing, loss of breath, loss of dentures, sore ribs and temporary incontinence due to the unavoidable amount of laughing you have to do. Beware and be ready for a night out you'll never forget.

Having written radio comedy for twenty-odd years, Hawkins' material is wide and seemingly endless. Some would believe though (understandably perhaps) that it's all nostalgia based. and therefore not for younger audiences. Wrong! Yes, nostalgia with The Bradshaws and seeing life through their eyes, but right on the button with clever comedy songs such as Eee Well Y'ave To Laugh Ant Yer? (all one word, by the way), Father Fanakerpan's Secret, Country Billy Gerkin and The Pickle Stabbers, Raji Sing Song, Poor Old Norman, Tongue Twisting (beware! this one!), and the exquisite Sadie.
And when Hawkins asks "It's catchy intit?" you'd be lying if you said no.

His observation is on par with Billy Connolly, Frank Skinner, Clive James, Arthur Smith, Victoria Wood and Peter Kay (Peter's mam has all the tapes) and yet his take on it is totally unique.

We defy you to put Hawkins in a bag! (please?!)

Interesting fact: If you go to the Wikipedia website and search The Bradshaws you'll find that the Bradshaws have a section dedicated to them - but Buzz Hawkins doesn't!

Are they a figment of his imagination or is he a figment of theirs?!

Bradshaws fans on a nutty night out. Come and get on the photo at a venue near you.
The Lowry - Hawkins View