Friday, December 13, 2013

Mulch, Sweat n Shears at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Street Entertainment or Streetmosphere (that is Disney speak for you!)

By: Gaylin

I love going to Hollywood Studios, there is so much street entertainment to enjoy but my favourite all time group is Mulch, Sweat and Shears! First off, having landscapers turn into rockers, how cool is that. Secondly - they are darn good musicians and entertainers.

It is worth it to take a good look at the truck and all the signs and stickers on it, quite funny how one letter can change Landscaping into Bandscaping!

The act starts with the yellow truck pulling the trailer out to the designated 'stage' on the road way. The last time I saw this group they were set up in front of the Sorcerer's Hat, these photos were taken at Christmas time a few years ago when they were set up on the Streets of America and were doing rockin' Christmas songs.

Once the truck stops, the guys all jump out and fold down the trailer and it becomes the stage for the drummer. All the guys grab their instruments and the MC starts drawing in the crowd.

The throw a piece of garden hose on the ground to mark off the front of the stage and the MC draws people in quite quickly. Then the rock begins!

During one of the songs they always bring a person or two in from the audience to help them play. They get handed a tambourine or a cowbell and are invited to join in.

And . . . once upon a time, it was me that got to perform. Sadly, it was not the start of a new career.

I did ask the driver once where the engine of the truck was. When you look under the hood you will see the soundboard for the instruments and mikes. Turns out there is an electric golf cart motor under where the keyboardist is standing! How inventive.

Have you seen Mulch, Sweat & Shears? Do you like them as much as I do?


  1. We have seen them, and really enjoyed the show!

    1. Thanks Nick! I like how they change the music with the seasons as well, you never know what selection of rock songs you are going the hear.


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