Ricky Gervais pens five David Brent songs for Comic Relief
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2013
Ricky Gervais has revealed he has written five songs for the Comic Relief special of 'The Office', including a full version of 'The Serpent Who Guards The Gates Of Hell' which featured briefly in classic episode 'Training'
Ricky Gervais has written five songs for 'The Office Revisited' Comic Relief special.
The 51-year-old funnyman is reprising his role as cringe-worthy boss David Brent in the episode, which will see David attempting to become a Simon Cowell-type music mogul trying to break urban act Dom Johnson.
Ricky has completed two songs that featured in the hugely popular episode 'Training' - in which Brent performs tracks from his days as a member of band Foregone Conclusion to the Wernham-Hogg staff - and also penned three new Brent compositions which he hopes to use in another Brent comeback.
He said: "I had an absolute blast bringing back David Brent. And as a failed pop star myself, my favourite bit about the whole experience was having an excuse to 'go and get the guitar' and actually write the songs I mentioned in 'The Office'.
"I wrote three more songs too. So if Comic Relief is around in 10 years you might get to hear those as well."
Viewers will see a full version of Brent's 'The Serpent Who Guards The Gates Of Hell' - which featured briefly in 'Training' - and a video for his reggae protest song 'Equality Street', which he writes for Johnson and was only ever mentioned by name in the comedy series.
Ricky recorded Brent's 'Freelove Freeway' with Noel Gallagher in 2004 and it was available as a special feature of the Christmas Special DVD of 'The Office'.
The actor also was a member of new wave pop duo Seona Dancing but the two singles they released in 1983 bombed in the charts.
The 'Office Revisited' airs as part of the 'Comic Relief' telethon on Friday March 15 on BBC One.