The Spooky Men's Chorale @ St Andrew's Church, Surbiton
'It takes a rare skill to be very silly, thoughtful, and sing in perfect harmony, but the Spooky Men's Chorale manage to achieve just that' Robin Denselow, Guardian live review, 2015
For the first time The Spooky Men's Chorale will descend on South West London to sing in the expansive acoustic of St Andrew's Church, Surbiton. Spookmeister and band leader Stephen Taberner will run a pre-show singing workshop open to all from 4.00-5.30pm in the same venue, open to all.
**Train travel: nearest station Surbiton (5 mins walk) - major rail works finish on 28th August on the Waterloo lines. Check before your journey incase the disruption continues**
4.00-5.30pm Workshop at St Andrew's
7.00pm Doors for evening show open
7.30pm Show starts
There will be an interval
Show ends ~10.15pm
This band is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad vocal behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye.
Formed in the Blue Mountains of NSW in 2001 by Christchurch-born 'spookmeister' Stephen Taberner, the Spooky Men soon attracted attention with a judicious combination of Georgian table songs, pindrop beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems like 'Don't stand between a man and his tool', all of which amounted to a manifesto for the new breed of man: happily suspended between thug and wimp.
St Andrew's Church (View)
12 St Andrew's Road, Surbiton
London KT6 4DT
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|