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Mighty Boosh 'work with Ronson'
By Kev Geoghegan
Radio 1 music reporter

Noel Fielding
Revellers turned up to watch The Mighty Boosh Band

The Mighty Boosh claim Mark Ronson wants to produce one of their music tracks.

Award-winning comedians Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt are currently working on a debut album.

Noel Fielding told Newsbeat: "Mark Ronson did genuinely say he would do a single with us.

"He had his eye on Captain Cabinets which I think is hilarious because it's a tiny crimp about five seconds long."

He added: "But if he wants to make that into a number one single, then he can."

Mark Ronson picked up the best male solo artist award at this year's Brits and produced most of Amy Winehouse's last album, Back To Black.

Amongst the many songs the pair have scattered throughout three series of The Mighty Boosh, Fielding and Barratt have even invented their own musical genre known as 'crimping'.

It's basically a rhyming stream of consciousness that the guys perform acapella and in tandem.

And it's their trademark crimping that Fielding reckons the Brit-winner is interested in.

It was reported they had approached former Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich to work on the record but Noel Fielding implied that was just a joke.

"Who said that?", said a bemused looking Fielding as the pair sat in the VIP bar of their very own music festival in Kent at the weekend.

Barratt continued: "We said it as a joke in an interview. We said they were all clamouring at the door."

It's one of many projects The Boosh have squeezed into an already bulging schedule including a forthcoming tour and a potential movie.

The Boosh Band

On Saturday, The Boosh headlined the first ever music festival to be curated by a comedy act.

They played with their newly formed Boosh band, with Barratt on lead guitar.

Julian Barratt
Julian Barratt arrived on stage in a dinghy pulled by Noel Fielding
Dressed as several characters from the show including their alter egos Vince Noir and Howard Moon, they played an hour and a half worth of songs from the hit series.

They also invited some of their comedy mates along, including Frankie Boyle and Ross Noble.

The Boosh were joined on the bill by bands like punk newcomers from Texas, White Denim.

80s star Gary Numan, sporting suspiciously black hair, added some nostalgia for a crowd, most of which were too young to remember him the first time round.

Har Mar Superstar was a solo figure on stage, backed up by what could have been a MP3 player. His act was funny about three years ago but looked a little tired.

A DJ set by Jarvis Cocker didn't really set the world alight but Peaches managed to get a sing-along to Hopelessly Devoted to You from Grease.

The Charlatans played some of their classic hits from their 20-year career.

Singer Tim Burgess has lived in Los Angeles for the past few years but admitted he was a big Boosh fan.

He said: "I think I got back from LA one day and saw this poster advertising the DVD of the second series and I thought Noel's hair looked pretty great.

"I liked the Crack Fox from the most recent series, he had syringes for hands. It was pretty sinister stuff."

Dressing Up

Many of the punters at Hop Farm were dressed in their favourite characters like The Hitcher and Old Gregg the funky merman.

Fielding's Vince Noir and his rock and roll, spaceman glam was by far the most popular look for fans.

Fans at Mighty Boosh Festival
Many fans at the festival dressed as characters from the show
He admitted it was strange seeing so many of his own tiny clones.

He said: "What I find funny is that the girls all come as Vince, so there are loads of little girls with my hair.

Barratt added: "There are a few little girls with moustaches as well."

Neon dressed fan Claire Harris from London said: "It's been absolutely brilliant, words can't explain how good it is here."

Ben Bedsford, also from London, was dressed in a black body stocking, with a blacked out face and a red thong and matching boots.

He said: "I've come as Black Frost, he's well evil.

His friend, Laura McCarthy said: "I was up all night making him a posing pouch."

The Boosh are set to be at the Big Chill festival on 1-3 August and start their UK tour in September

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