It will no doubt be the oddest touching tribute you’ll hear today. Derren Brown lends his considerable talents to a Tommy Cooper tribute song by Spacedog.
Give it a listen here on their Bandcamp page. The song alone is ₤0.69.
Spacedog frontwoman Sarah Angliss talked to Londonist about nabbing DvB.
We understand there’s a special guest on your new album. How did you get him to appear?
Yes, we have the incomparable Derren Brown on the album — he appears on our Tommy Cooper torch song as one magician calling out to another across time and space. I simply told him about the song and asked him if he’d be willing to do a cameo — we have met a couple of times before, via a mutual friend, the very witty psychologist Richard Wiseman. We’d spoken a couple of times about the squelchy noises you get on cheap 1990s dictaphones — sounds that some suggestible types consider to be EVP traces (voices of ghosts). We’re thrilled to have Derren’s voice on the song – it makes it so much more poignant — and on the recording day, we had the bonus of meeting Coops, Derren’s trusty assistant, and Rasputin, a very cheeky parrot.
Tommy Cooper appears on Spacedog’s debut album Juice For The Baby.