- Amateur Transplants
Amateur Transplants are a
Londonbased, British parodymusical duo consisting of medical professionals, Dr. Adam Kay and Dr. Suman Biswas.
Music and biography
Their music consists mainly of parody comic songs mostly dealing with medical subjects. Many of their parodies are based on the works of American comedian/song writer
Tom Lehrer. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 they performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. 10% of the proceeds from their first album " Fitness to Practice" were donated to Macmillan Cancer Relief. The duo have released a second album " Unfit to Practise". [http://fitnesstoblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/unfit-to-practise.html Retrieved 10th October 2008] Both studied medicine at Imperial College London. Their songs, "Snippets" and "Careless Surgeon", ridicule those who study medicine at rival London medical schools, King's College Londonand Barts and the London respectively. The final song of their first album "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" ridicules most of the other London medical schools.
The band's track "London Underground", along with its accompanying flash animation, was a popular
internet fadin the UK in 2005. It was set to the tune of " Going Underground" by The Jamcriticising the London Undergroundstrike that was on at the time. It contains very strong language.
[http://www.amateurtransplants.net/adam.html Retrieved 22nd September 2008]
* [http://www.amateurtransplants.net/ Band Official website]
* [http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/medic/fitness/home.php Official Website of first album]
* [http://solo2.abac.com/themole/london_underground_song.htm London Underground Song Lyrics]
* [http://www.backingblair.co.uk/london%5Funderground/ Flash animation of the song]
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