It's a HIT for the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Mic Conway loves to collect old 78RPM records. His original version goes way back to 1931 but this song was an unexpected hit single for the band back in 1971. A true blue aussie classic from the seventies, it's "My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes".
Listen to the original Al Bowlly version here:
For the first time in 30 years, Mic Conway and Jim Conway have re-created a hot 8-piece band to present the songs, silliness and satire from the Matchbox repertoire including "My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes", "That Cat is High", "Smoke Dreams", "Who Walks In When I Walk Out?", “Wangaratta Wahine” and many more.
The original band played at Ormond Hall in the 1970s - the scene of some of their best shows. This new incarnation returns for one weekend only.
"The reincarnated Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band deployed a broader brand of humour amid expert musicianship, and its endlessly cavorting leader, Mic Conway, has found an ideal foil in violinist George Washingmachine." - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald. (Review of Blue Mountains Folk Festival, March 2011.)