The Spotlight on...Vikki Stone

Monday, November 24 2008

A young pup on the scene, but one already sending audiences away with some memorable moments, thanks to her way with the electric ukelele, it's Vikki Stone.

Name? Vikki Stone

Where do you live? North London

How long have you been gigging for? In various different guises – just under 2 years.

What do you do? Musical filth. I sing and play the ukelele.

Who makes you laugh? Fawlty Towers, Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, Stewart Lee, Paul Foot, Trevor Lock and friend’s stuff like Luke Toulson’s bit about the ‘vestibule area’, Alex Maple’s ‘Diana’ joke, Sara Pascoe’s ‘Marmite’ play.

At which London venues do you commonly appear? Semi-regularly at Monkey Business, the Poodle Club and Spank! Otherwise all over town, from rammed uni gigs to three drunks above a dodgy pub.

What is your favourite London venue? The night bus. I've had many a great gig on the way home from a dodgy gig. People always ask me "what’s in the case?"… and then I can’t resist.

What are you/should you be famous for? Ruining Abba songs for people that like Abba, and improving them for those that don’t.

Audiences love it when I... Sing about thrush.

Audiences hate it when I... Ask them if anyone fancies me (after I’ve just sung about thrush). It can get a little awkward when no one puts up their hand.

Here's Vikki performing at va Store a couple of weeks ago, taking the piss out of some classic pop tunes. Wonder if Agnes will be after royalties.


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