Sounds like a load of old junk to me!

recycled-junk-musical-instrumentsHow much fun can you have with a bit of pipe and a kazoo?

Rather a lot it would seem.

I like to hear of a bit of fun in the workplace; it helps to boost staff morale and with the economic crisis all over the media who isn’t up for a bit of light hearted entertainment?

They say music is a universal language and that fun brings people together, so what better way to get your message into the community than to pick random people from your workforce, give them a day to learn new skills and send them onto the streets of London to entertain the masses?

Nine British Gas engineers met “Weapons of Sound“, a musical group who perform using only junk and spare parts! None of the engineers had any musical experience and were given just one day to learn the soul classic “Rescue Me” before performing it live across London.

The instruments they had to play on were amazing; ‘brass’ sounding instruments made from old washing machine pipe, drums made from water barrels, and a saxophone made from gas pipes featured on the set.

Although starting out as pretty nervous, these nine brave engineers soon found their dancing feet. Take a look at their video to see how they got on and then click on the link to see their final performance. It will be sure to brighten your day!


  1. nadine sellers on October 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    sound to stir a smile in a little green heart…i want to be a kid again, i missed too many opportunities, this is what real fun means..

  2. April H on October 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What a great way to reuse! And have some fun at the same time!