Lord Mouse & The Kalypso Katz

Lord Mouse & The Kalypso Katz

 
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Faithful to the traditional roots of Trinidadian calypso, Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz have rejuvenated the genre to offer a boisterous sound that will have the audience up and dancing : Big Band of sixteen musicians, the group thrills audiences thanks to the vocal and scenic playfulness of its riveting chorus, the Kalypso Katz and of its energetic singer and composer Lord Mouse.

Biography

Vintage calypsothe beloved Caribbean sounds of the early 20th-centuryis alive and well and thriving in Berlin. The seventeen-member strong, multinational, wildly effusive, charmingly quirky Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz packs the citys bars and stages with swaying beats, hot horns, bold lyrics, and a bevy of dapper, rakish suits and a bathing-beauty chorus of singing, dancing damsels.

The orchestra started in 2009, with the goal of reintroducing the lost genre of Calypso. Since then they have exploded out of Berlin, bringing professionals, journalists, and party-goers together with their danceable yet old-school tunes, spreading like wildfire across Europe's festivals and clubs.

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Band line up :
Lord Mouse - Lead vocal
Tom Lee Who - Song Writer, tenor ukulele
General Confusion - piano, Song Writer 
Mateo Fauvet - Spanish Guitar, mandolin
Andreas Ritzi - Double Bass 
StĂŠphane Doucerain - Percussions 
Claudio Jolowicz - Saxophone
Vitek - Saxophone
Kai Eckhardt - Trompet
Backing Vocals : Jungle Jo , Vanillinda , Die Schicke Ulrike , Tiger Tam , Coca Cosi , Chiquita Anita

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Lyrics

Monkey Bop

Written By: Kontorowski/Brineman

MONKEY BOP
Somebody tell me 'bout a new craze
a funky kind of dance that leave me amazed
it's the latest kind of thing to hit the disco
shaking up the pelvis to calypso

First thing you do is bend up your knees
shake your body like it's caught in the breeze
stick out your butt just like a baboon
shake it all around to monkeybop tune

The monkeybop is that kind of thing
it even make a granny jump up and swing
Mamacita shake your body in line
shake your hips and bop-a-lop down the line

Chaquita move your body once more
all the time your knuckles knockin' the floor
believe me folks you will not refrain from doing bop all over again

Love Alone

Written By: Rufus Callender


I know King Edward was noble and great,
but it's love that caused him to abdicate
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

Well he's got the money and he's got the talk
and the fancy suits just to suit New York
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

You can tell my mama you should not grieve
but you know your son he is bound to leave
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

Well now they're the victims of circumstance
and now they live in the south of France
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

On the 10th of December you heard the talk
when he gave the throne to the Duke of York
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

If a plane or a ship don't let me free
I'm gonna take Mrs. Simpson across the sea
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

Let the organs roll and the church bells ring
and say good luck to that bachelor king
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

I know King Edward was noble and great,
but it's love that caused him to abdicate
It's love, love alone, costing Edward to leave the throne

Calypso Hipshake

Written By: Brineman/Kontorowski/Müller

You put a wine up on de waist
and do calypso hipshake
you gotta shake it til it breaks and make calypso hipshake
you know they come from the islands
of great calypsonians
you got to do just what it takes and do calypso hipshake

You got to do just what it takes
and do calypso hipshake
you gotta shake it til it breaks and make calypso hipshake
you know they come from the islands
of great calypsonians
you got to do just what it takes and do calypso hipshake

You put a wine up on de waist
and do calypso hipshake
you gotta shake it til it breaks and make calypso hipshake
you know they come from the islands
of great calypsonians
you got to do just what it takes and do calypso hipshake

When she start to grind I feel fine
when she starts to wine and to lime, all the time

you got to do just what it takes
and do calypso hipshake
you gotta shake it til it breaks and make calypso hipshake
you know they come from the islands
of great calypsonians
you got to shake it til it breaks and do calypso hipshake

When she start to grind I feel fine
when she starts to wine and to lime, all the time

You got to do just what it takes
and do calypso hipshake
you gotta shake it til it breaks and make calypso hipshake
you know they come from the islands
of great calypsonians
you got to do just what it takes and do calypso hipshake
do calypso hipshake
do the calypso hipshake
hipshake

Snake Charmer

Written By: Brineman/Kontorowski

No matter what you do beware the snake charmer
evil to the bone
and many a strong minded individual find themselves alone
the old men they warn you of the snakecharmer, evil to the core
she cuts you and jabs you and slice upon you, you coming back for more

Young men think that they know it all
they think for certain that they never fall
but like a moth going back to the flame they return, to see themselves beaten again

No matter what you do beware the snakecharmer, evil in the blood
she catches and grabs you and leads you down and then leaves you to the mud

The old men they warn you of the snakecharmer
she reads you like a book
and then the waves in the ocean crash around and she reels you like a hook

Young men think that they know it all
they think for certain that they never fall
but like a moth going back to the flame they return, to see themselves beaten again

snakecharmer x12

Take my advise beware the snakecharmer, evil to the core
like a siren she sings you a haunting melody, leads you from the shore
the old men they warn you of the snakecharmer, voodoo in the bones
then she'll pick up your soul and wrap herself around it leave you in the hole

Young men think that they know it all
they think for certain that they never fall
but like a moth going back to the flame they return, to see themselves beaten again

Sombrero

Written By: Tom Lee Who, Brineman

I lost my sombrero
sombrero was my home
now I feel so lonely
living on my own
living on my own
living on my own
living on my own

No use to society
city life it's a killing me
can't be what I want to be
I think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home

I got my mosquito
and he's my only friend
he pokes and sticks and jabs me
buzzing round my head
buzzing round my head
buzzing round my head
buzzing round my head

No use to society
city life it's a killing me
can't be what I want to be
I think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home
think I'll go back home

I found my sombrero
and now I'm not alone
we look so good together
I'll never walk alone
I'll never walk alone
I'll never walk alone
I'll never walk alone

Discography

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz, Cannery Row records, 2009
Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz 10" vinyl, Jump Up! records,2010
Go Calypsonian, Piranha/Womex 2013

Have had singles included in over a dozen different compilations.

Set List

Rat race
Don't judge me
Barefooted Lover
Boxi Bacchanal
Fe Da Re
Monkey Bop
Kalypso Katz kalypso
Calypso hipshake
Wash your hands
Trouble
Jack's broth
Sombrero
In the Jungle
Snake charmer
Don't blame it on Elvis
Chunga Changa
Chicken Calypso
Love alone
Dream of a jungle cat
Calypso be
Pussycat
Konto's mambo calypso
Goombay drum