WHAT'S THIS SUNDAY MAEL THING?
The Sunday Mael is the sister paper of the Daily Reckless - the paper that sings the news. Created purely to feature a Sparks song every Sunday. It is run by Tommy Mackay who used to play in punk bands back in the 70s and 80s, but then resurrected his career to become a popular entertainer on the Scottish comedy circuit. He has been described as Edinburgh's very own Half Man Half Biscuit and praised for his pop sensibility and witty lyrics. He won Fife Comedian Of The Year 2011.
Collaborations include his work with Armando Iannucci, Adam & Joe and journalist Robert McNeil, whose reviews of Scottish MSPs Tommy shaped into a collection of songs about our political leaders (mishaps.htm). He was also half of the short-lived phenomenon that was Whyte & Mackay.
His other guises include mash up tart, The Plagiarist, The Fall tribute band, The Foul, They Might Be Gannets, Phineas Freak & The Smooth Perturbations and The Artist Formerly Known As Tinsel.
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