What’s in your genes?

Rumour was that my ‘genes’ include a sizeable dollop of Southern European, so during lockdown I decided to investigate. It’s a straightforward exercise, you pay your money to ‘Ancestry’ or some similar organisation, they send you a bottle, you spit in it (could be worse!) and they tell you about your roots.

Disappointingly, it turns out that I’m as ‘Estuary’ as they come. Nevertheless, the exercise has unearthed a couple of 2nd cousins that I didn’t know about, including Leroy O’Dear. Leroy’s a South London bloke and it turns out that me newfound cous enjoys a bit of singing, so as part of our bonding process we’ve collaborated on doing a cover of this ‘Strolling Bones’ song for our time…

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