Brandishing a shiny brand new CD ‘Welcome To The Second Half’, that magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies, The Spooky Men’s Chorale return to these shores next summer (late June – late July). How could they live up to their own reputation, gained through seven dazzling sell out tours of the UK? If it’s possible, they are even better: ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – an audience-winning repertoire of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems.
The globe-trotting Australian-born manchoir, in middle age, are discovering new rooms in the man cave. As well as finding the funny side of their own impending doom, they celebrate the joys of doing absolutely nothing, discover their own outrage at the baggage carousel, and evoke the majesty of 80,000 slaves building the great pyramid.
Their last UK tour saw a large number of sell-out concerts at major venues and a whole raft of ecstatic festival audience reactions. You must see them. Really, you must.
“Inspired – and a triumph of choreography! Catch them on the road – a fantastic night out is guaranteed!” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“High camp, epic folly – probably the best programming choice of the entire summer festival circuit’– The Irish Times
“Highly theatrical, they veer from weird to touching and back again. Grown up entertainment in the best, most infantile way. Don’t miss an opportunity to see them” – Daily Telegraph