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who are we anyway
is a multi-lingual, multi award-winning music and comedy duo that was formed in the UK in 2007. Combining their British humour and virtuosic musical talents, this unique pair creates a brilliant mix of music and comedy, which has been described as “Total Entertainment”.
Currently based in Berlin, they perform internationally. Countries include the USA, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and the UK. They have also appeared on a number of high profile TV & radio shows.
Since their first show in 2007 they have written a total of eight shows together, including an orchestra show “Comedy meets Classics” and an Operetta, “Turnadot” for 2 people and a cello! The latter was commissioned by the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in 2019.
In February they were invited to appear on Britiain’s Got Talent for ITV in the UK. They have also been featured on many different TV shows in Europe, including an exclusive Arte Documentary, which was featured on Lufthansa inflight Entertainment and Euromaxx.
They have performed their show in such venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam , Köln Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Bonn Opernhaus, Olympia Paris and have performed in festivals such as the Avignon, Edinburgh, Cape Town Comedy, Rheingau and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.
Germany: WDR Prix-Pantheon Prize, Schwerter Kleinkunstpreis, Zeck Internet Prize, The Golden Rose Audience Prize, Rosenau, Stuttgart, Best Musical Comedy Act, Lindener Special Club Hannover – France: Prix du Public, Prix d’un Sponsor & Prix Special du Jury, Festival de Rocquencourt, Prix du Public, Festival de Versailles – Switzerland: Schneestern Audience-Prize, AROSA Humor Festival – USA: Mastercard Talent Search
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was born into a family of classical musicians. Her grandmother was an exceptional cellist, who was one of very few female cellists to study with the internationally celebrated cellist, Emmanuel Feuermann. Rebecca is also the daughter of Simon Carrington, a British conductor and founder of the vocal ensemble the King’s Singers.
Rebecca herself is a classically trained cellist & singer, who won a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK and to Rice University in Houston, USA, where she completed a Master of Music. Whilst in the USA, Rebecca discovered stand up comedy and decided to combine it with her vocal and cello talents. She soon began performing in clubs like the New York Comedy Club or the Comedy Store in L.A.
In the UK she played with most of the leading orchestras including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. It was during this time that conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Abbado & Neemi Järvi, encouraged her to spring out of the orchestra and on to the stage!
As a freelance cellist she also recorded on such film sound tracks as “Lord of the Rings”, “Harry Potter”, “Gangs of New York” and “Hannibal.” She also performed at the “BRITS 2006” with Kanye West and has performed and recorded with various Pop Artists such as Jill Scott, David Byrne, Paul Mcartney and Aretha Franklin.
In the US, NBC and CBS recorded Rebecca’s solo program, and she had her own show on National Public Radio (NPR). In the UK she was featured on ITV, Channel 4, Paramount, BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, BBC Scotland and LBC. She performed live in London at the Soho Theatre, Royal Court and The Playhouse, among others. She was awarded The South East Music Scheme Award in 2004 and the coveted German Prix Pantheon in 2007.
After selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004 & 2005 Rebecca became a full time music comedian taking her one woman show all over Europe before she developed the Duo Carrington-Brown with her husband, Colin Brown.
Is an actor & singer, who has over the last 30 years performed in film, tv, radio and on stage, from musical theatre in London’s West End to the Royal Shakespeare Company. He began his performing career at the age of 25 when he was cast in the West End, Olivier Award Winning production of Carmen Jones by actor and director Simon Callow, who also cast him in Les Enfants du Paradis with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The two have remained firm friends ever since. He went on to perform in such productions as La Cage Aux Folles, Smokey Joe’s Café and Driving Miss Daisy.
TV credits in the UK include, “The Bill”, “”Trial and Retribution,” “The Knock” & “Eastenders”. He was most recently cast in the upcoming film “Annette”, directed by Leos Carax, starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver.
As a Voice Over Artist he has recorded for a variety of genres, from film, commercials, education and relaxation, most notably voicing the TV advertising campaign celebrating Bob Marley’s ground breaking Album, “Exodus” 30 Year Anniversary, ZDF’s Nature programme “Life and Death in Paradise“ and the English voice for „Sync Souls,“ relaxation and meditation audio books, to be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
He was also the bass singer of the cult A Cappella group “The Magnets” for over 10 years, who were previously signed to EMI and appeared on ITV’s “Star for a night”, as well as touring with Tom Jones, Lisa Stansfield and Michael Ball. He later went on to join Robbie Williams’ 2006 “Close Encounters” World Tour as a backing vocalist.
In addition Colin is a passionate Bagpiper, having performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace and at the Royal Tattoo in Edinburgh. He is also a performance coach and choreographer for various A cappella groups and performers.
is Rebecca’s multi-faceted 18th century cello. Rebecca discovered him at her grand mothers home and has been in love with him ever since. Over time he has become his own personality and as part of the Trio (Threesome) he always has an important role in life and on stage, too.
Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, DE
Kronberg Academy, DE
Konzerthaus, Vienna, AT
Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT
Tonhalle, Zürich, CH
Bonn Opera House, DE
Berlin Philharmonie, DE
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NL
Musikgebouw Amsterdam, NL
Philharmonie Haarlem, NL
Ghent Opera House, BE
Essen Philharmonie, DE
Köln Philharmonie, DE
Cape Town Comedy Festival, SA
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, GB
Avignon Festival, FR
Festival de Versailles, FR
Cannes Comedy Festival, FR
Wintergreen Music Festival, USA
Arosa Humor-Festival, CH
Oulu Music Festival, FIN
Spiegelzelt Weimar, DE
Casinotheater Wintherthur, CH
Volkstheater Zürich, CH
Schauspielhaus Basel, CH
Sommerfest des Bundespräsidenten, DE
Berliner Hoffest, DE
Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE
Kleines Fest im Großen Garten, DE
Das große Kleinkunst Festival, DE
Rose D´OR Award Gala, CH
Sylt International Music Festival, DE
and much more …
actor, writer & director
Rebecca Carrington, cellist extraordinaire, and Colin Brown – extraordinaire, period – make up one of the zaniest, most brilliant comedy duos in existence.
A magnificent show that is in addition long-overdue to a comedy scene swamped with uniformity.
Elegant musical standup.
Wow, I can play the cello, Bobby McFerrin can sing but you do both at the same time, can I be your manager?!
We laughed and enjoyed their show so much, we asked them to perform at our Wedding and Birthday!
Can I have your autograph?!