As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans, and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men’s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving.
Formed by spookmeister Stephen Taberner in New South Wales in 2001, and armed with no more than their voices, a nice line in deadpan and an ill-matched set of hats, the Spooky Men have been gleefully disturbing audiences everywhere since. They soon attracted attention with their judicious combination of Georgian table songs, pindrop beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and a swag of original songs.
The Spooky Men's CV includes sell-out shows and eight tours of the UK, six CDs, and festival appearances too numerous to mention. Deciding to become more than a tribute band to themselves, but instead find ever fresher, deeper, more ludicrous perspectives, they released their latest album Welcome to the Second Half.
Always renowned for a combination of Visigothic bravado, absurdist humour and eye-moistening tenderness, the Spookies in middle age, and fortified with a new generation of wunderkids, are more masters of their territory than ever before.