Bongo’s Travel Diaries

Hi! My name is Bongo the Sloth. Welcome to my travel diaries! I travel around with Phil to all of his gigs and generally laze around.

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Little Shop of Horrors

  • Hanging with the M.D.
  • Guarding Phil’s drums!
  • Hanging with Anna
  • Hanging with John
  • Time to go!

L@TR 2018
Kingston Upon Thames

  • About to set off…

  • Load in – Phil has a lot of stuff

  • Making friends – this is Dave

  • Getting my ID

  • Nice place to sit

  • Adam is very comfy

  • Chillin’ wif da boyz

  • Looking after Bethany’s violin

  • Making more friends. This is Carrie and Bethany

  • Ah, perfect!

  • A nice place to perch.

  • Rockin’ the mic!

  • MC Bongo!

  • Thirsty work

  • Making friends, ‘she’s so fluffy..!’

  • Coffee ┬ábreak

  • Signing in at stage door

  • Making friends with Dave and Jen (oh and baby)

  • Guarding Phil’s drums

  • A man after my own heart

  • This is Sheila

  • Learning some Jazz from Dan

  • Guarding Adam’s bass

  • Safely home with Phil and Sarah

  • Been a long day…


  • Planning my route
  • Ready to go!
  • Important to stay hydrated today.
  • Phil’s driving, time for a quick nap.
  • 1st one here.

  • learning to drive.
  • Climbing – my second favourite thing
  • Never drink and shoot…
  • Chillin’ wif da Ukes
  • A very nice doorman.
  • Interval drinks.
  • Making friends.
  • Bring on set 2!
  • Getting my djembe on!
  • ‘Roxanne..!’
  • Party!
  • Ah, good to be home!

North Yorkshire

  • I’m in charge of the tunes for this journey

  • Just chillin’
  • Guarding the drums
  • We love Jamie
  • Rockin’ the mic.
  • This goes up to 11!
  • We love Tim!
  • Guarding the bass.
  • Mixing the band – more drums!
  • Topping up my energy
  • Making friends!
  • Grooves baby!
  • 5am and safely home – time for bed!

Kings Langley

  • Tuning Phil’s snare drum. It’s a bit tricky with no thumbs

  • Time to leave
  • Guard duty again
  • Next round is on me lads!
  • Writing the set list
  • Chillin’ with Tim

  • Chillin’ with Mike
  • Quick snack before bed


  • Not exactly 1st class…
  • Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
  • I’m now officially a Uke!
  • My new friend Dave
  • My old friend Tim
  • Slightly better than the journey here at least!


  • Chillin’ backstage
  • 1.21 jiggawatts!
  • My new friend Peter
  • Hey cut it out! That tickles!
  • Listening backstage whilst the Ukes rip it up!
  • A few pre-gig drinks
  • This is a great chair
  • Chris, I salute you sir!


  • Going back in time today
  • Hey Mike!
  • Chris! I salute you sir!
  • My new friend Dave
  • Found a shade spot
  • I’m driving home today!
  • Post gig beer and brownie – yum!

4-11th August
Summer Hols

  • Sunbathing
  • Your serve!
  • More sunbathing
  • Taking a break from my hols to help Phil load in
  • A spot of trampolining
  • I do love a good jigsaw
  • Off for a walk
  • Tricky this with no thumbs..!
  • What you looking’ at?!


  • Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…
  • Nice stage!
  • Just hanging around
  • Sent to the head’s office!
  • Chris! I salute you!
  • Making friends!

Next Gig

Bongo is heading of to Tiverton to check out what The Ukes of Hazard are up to.

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