Duo with Bicycle Piano & Double Bassicle

Rimski & Handkerchief are a curious spectacle indeed, as they meander among the crowds with their marvellous musical machines: the Bicycle  Piano and Double Bassicle… Singing timeless songs of momentous, melancholic & magical magnitude, while performing an extraordinary dance on wheels.

Expect extreme eccentricity & silliness interspersed with moments of moving beauty (if you’ll pardon the pun!). This is a double act of bizarre proportions, that will have you questioning everything- from the fourth law of Thermodynamics, to the conundrum of how Rimski manages to steer that thing!

Rimski & Handkerchief 

Film

Rimski & Handkerchief's 'Dream'...

Busking in Shakespeare's country's weather, November 2018, film by Jed Camara; soundrack produced by Deena kashfi Jackman

 Art Car Boot, London 2018

Gallery

Rough Reel

History

Having already dreamed up the Double Bassicle, Oliver Cumming was finally able to get it built, thanks to a Glastonbury festival commission. The build was going well, but as the launch date grew closer, there was still no rider.  Then,  with just two weeks to go, Laura Pocket was found, playing double bass at a friend's wedding... By the end of Glastonbury festival 2017,  Handkerchief had emerged, and has been performing with Rimski ever since

 

Further development took place in Spring 2018, with Arts Council funding, and outside eyes from: Angela de Castro, Cocoloco & Dr. Jo Blake...

In the famous lockdown of 2020, Rimski & Handkerchief began their regular  

'Saturday Live at 5:05' broadcasts, featuring lane songs on the piano & bass, as well as Wind Up at Home and Pramophone Time. Series one featured eleven episodes. For more information, see here...