Episode2: Bret Michaels and Taboo
When Ben learns
about a new TV talent show, he fails to convince his flat-mate, and former New
Zealand Idol winner, Ben Lummis, that it’s a good idea to enter. But under the
guidance of Poison front man and Rock of Love lady killer, Bret Michaels, Ben
isn’t deterred from attempting to become a music sensation.
Employing the services of Elemeno P’s Dave Gibson, Ben tries to become a
good front-man by jumping to the front of queues around town. Ben
attempts to write a heartfelt and painful rock ballad with a little assistance
from boxer Shane Cameron and then tries sweet talking the ladies at speed
dating after undergoing several face numbing injections at the dentist.
With a distinct lack of ability, instruments and interest from Ben
Lummis, Ben Boyce decides a change of tack is required - and decides to model
himself after pop music juggernaut, The Black Eyed Peas.
With guidance from The BEP’s Taboo, Ben recruits a female for his group
in actor Anna Hutchison and then sets about honing his freestyle rapping skills
in a no holds barred rap-battle before and embarking of a nationwide tour... by
trying to join in with several busloads of unsuspecting tourists.
But will any of these experiences help Ben in his final audition for the
new TV talent show? Find out in episode 2 of the new season of
Starring Ben Boyce with Bret Michaels and Taboo from The Black Eyed
Peas. Plus Ben Lummis, Anna Hutchison, Dave Gibson, Shane Cameron, Jon Bridges
and Ben Hurley.
Check out the full range of guests in our photogallery.
Watch the episode here.