Rejoice. The great Robb Johnson has written another song cycle, this time about his father and uncle. It’s called Ordinary Giants and covers the 30s, WW2 and the Welfare State. As with Gentle Men, his show about his grandfathers and WW1, it’s poignant, passionate and hilarious. And his songs, as always, are glorious. So imagine my delight at being asked to sing some of them, playing his Uncle Ern. One song’s a duet with Phil (Swell) Odgers – yes, him from The Men They Couldn’t Hang – who plays Robb’s dad Ron. We were down in Sussex recently, recording with Ali at the fine Brighton Road Recording Studios. What a treat.