Blog2008 ≫ Got a sword and a beard? Want to be in Justin Hawkins' new video?

I wouldn't have thought people needed much encouragement to take a weapon along to a Justin Hawkins performance really. Not sure I can make this, but would you like to be in the ex The Darkness frontman's new video?

I have been asked to supply big beardy warrior types for a music video that promises to be a grand showcase of daftness - a Monty Python and the Holy Grail extravaganza of nuttiness! It's for Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and his new band, Hot Leg.

Would you like to charge around in a big field by a castle wielding swords and whatnot? We're after medieval re-enactment types with their own costumes, weapons, vague sense of how to wield stabbing implements etc.

The shoot will be in striking distance of London. You'll have to find your own way there but madness and MTV fame lie at the end of your journey, honest. We need as big an army as possible for one day and a select few for the other, when we'll be shooting the big fight scene with the band.

I'll be there to a) stand around being cold, and b) tell you where you need to be.

So here's what we need from you in an email to

From Posted on Jim's borrowed laptop. Computer still dead and no-one else can find their Windows XP disk either.

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Paul Clarke's blog - I live in A small town. Wed to Clare + father to two, I am a full-stack web engineer, + I do mostly js / Node, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubbing, running, eating, home automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.