VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT by The Spooky Men’s Chorale

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The Spooky Men’s Chorale was created by Stephen Taberner and they made their first appearance in August 2001 as part of an evening called “This was nearly my life” at Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney. Taberner claims he called up every man he knew who could sing and “taught them 3 songs, and asked them to show up wearing black and with an interesting hat.” This was performed live at Conway Hall, London, August 2007. You can find out more about The Spooky Mens Chorale here: https://spookymen.com/

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This version was performed live at Conway Hall, London, August 2007. You can find out more about them here: https://spookymen.com/

MORE ABOUT The Spooky Men’s Chorale

The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a group of Australian male singers. Most reside in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, but some are from Western Australia. Their repertoire consists largely of songs either written or arranged by their director (or “spookmeister”) Stephen Taberner, on topics ranging from power tools to covers of ABBA songs. They also perform traditional Gregorian music, a major influence on their compositions, harmonies and vocal style.

The Spooky Men’s Chorale made their first appearance in August 2001 as part of an evening called “This was nearly my life” at Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney. Taberner claims he called up every man he knew who could sing and “taught them 3 songs, and asked them to show up wearing black and with an interesting hat.”

In the first couple of years the group performed and rehearsed sporadically until the National Folk Festival of Easter 2004, held in Canberra, which effectively launched the group and where, thereafter, they became cult figures.

The gig at the National was also the debut of what would become the Spooky theme song (“We are the Spooky Men, We dream of mastodons …”) which typified the brand of humour they were beginning to define. The attention received at the National Folk Festival in 2004 gave rise to a series of opportunities to put their music before a wider audience.[citation needed] They are now a staple at folk festivals.

 

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