Len Solomon and the Bellowphone Show
Buskers will be up and down the Church Street Marketplace Friday, noon – 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Classically trained musician, inventor, and one-man-orchestra Len Solomon performs a unique recital of music and comedy.
The Bellowphone Show has been bringing music and laughter to audiences in this country and abroad for over 25 years. Len and his creations have appeared several times on national television, in venues from Jordan Hall, Boston, to theatres in Singapore and Japan.
In 1991, Len gained national recognition as a featured performer in PBS’ Lonesome Pine Specials’ One-Man Band Extravaganza, taped at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. In 1998 Len appeared in “A Taste of Passover” in Jordan Hall, Boston, which was also broadcast on national TV; he performed 22 shows in a week-long Festival of the Arts in Singapore; was invited back to the Kentucky Center for the Arts for a return engagement, and that year was also featured on the experimental music CD “Orbitones, Spoon Harps and Bellowphones”. The following year he was back at Jordan Hall to perform his comedy in the filming of “A Taste of Chanukah” and then he was off for the 2-week Tempozan Festival in Osaka, Japan.
Len performed as the “Mad Minstrel”, one of the daily acts at King Richard’s Faire in Carver, MA in the fall of 2006 and 2007. He also appeared for several years’ running as the “Phenomenon”, in the Revels Repertory Company’s touring production of “There’s a Meeting Here Tonight!”