Fat, Gifted & Black is a fictional band formed by members of the panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.


On the 31 December 2005 Mark Lamarr made his final appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey decided they couldn't do any more episodes without Mark, they decided to form a band and earn their money in pubs and clubs, they recruited their friend Athelston Williams who appeared in many identity parades on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. They decided to call their band Fat, Gifted & Black, a name which is formed by one aspect of each person, with Phill Jupitus being Fat, Bill Bailey being Gifted and Athelston Williams being black.


Stage Name Real Name Job
Fat Phill Jupitus Bassist & singer
Gifted Bill Bailey Pianist & singer
Black Athelston Williams Drummer

Guest SingersEdit

The band were joined by some of the guest hosts of the eighteenth series and they performed as the lead vocalist.

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