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The Bus Station Loonies

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The Bus Station Loonies are a ‘cabaret punk’ band from Plymouth,UK. They have been described as a cross between Dead Kennedys, Undertones and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The band formed in 1995 in an attempt to put fun into the anarcho-punk movement. Original Loonies Tony Popkids (drums) and Chris Wheelchair (vocals, keyboards, kazoo; ex-drummer with Oi Polloi, Disorder, Riot/Clone and DIRT, among others) still continue with the band today, having recruited approximately 30 other band members over 10 years. The band was featured in the UK’s Channel 4 documentary, Punx Picnic. The Bus Station Loonies were the first band to set the official world record for the most concerts/gigs performed in 12 hours (25 different shows) on 29 Sept 2001 in and around Plymouth, Devon, UK raising money to buy musical equipment for pupils of the Dame Hannah Rogers (special needs) school in Ivybridge, Devon. They band featured in the Guinness Book of World Records until 2006 when the record was beaten.

The band’s frontman, Chris Wheelchair, is currently involved in a solo project Harakiri Karaoke.

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