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Subject: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: foggers
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 06:55 AM

Mudcatters in the UK may be interested to know that the Spooky Men, (as fine a collection of Antipodean Y-Chromosome carriers that ever wielded power tools) are coming to the UK from mid July for a tour of nearly 2 months and a mad number of gig dates whilst dashing around the countries of these isles. Here is a link to their gig list.

http://www.spookymen.com/spookyUKtour.html

So if you love good choral singing with a dollop of wit and wierdness, go out there and get yerself a ticket!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 01:43 PM

Plan to see them at Warwick.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 02:24 PM

http://www.spookymen.com/spookyUKtour.html


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 02:28 PM

Meant to add "highly recommended".
I saw them on home ground in Katoomba, Blue Mountains and was duly impressed. Very funny, great music, they already have a huge following in the UK.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 06:19 PM

I saw them at Broadstairs, and thoroughly recommend them.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 07:07 PM

Anyone got their Myspace address? can't find it anywhere...


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: foggers
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for sorting the link out- I didn't spot that it hadn't worked.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: foggers
Date: 17 Jul 09 - 07:48 AM

Bump.

The Spooky Men have now landed in the UK. First public sighting will be at Brampton Live! festival in Cumbria at the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 17 Jul 09 - 08:16 AM

Looking forward to hearing them at Bexhill-on-Sea (yes, really) on 31st. July. It would be nice to think that the ghost of the Phantom Batter Pudding Thrower is still about.

Could someone who's been to one of their Sing Like A Bloke workshops tell me what it was like?

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 17 Jul 09 - 08:23 AM

You haven't lived till you've grown a beard (if you want to) with the Spooky Men. The workshops are brilliant.

They are doing a massed workshop, the Big Spooky Thing, at Sidmouth on Wednesday 5 August in the Ham Marquee for up to 1000 people!

They are also doing a bijou gig at the Methodist church which focuses on the Georgian songs and the slightly more serious side to their repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 17 Jul 09 - 08:31 AM

I took part in one of their Sing Like A Bloke workshops here in Australia. It was fun. They took us through one of the Georgian pieces they do, in three parts, a good mix of jokes and serious instruction. About a third of the participants were of the non-bloke persuasion.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 20 Jul 09 - 07:20 AM

Many thanks for the comments. I would have replied earlier but I've had my hands full doing admin for a harp workshop with Bonnie Shaljean this weekend.

Very interesting ..... do people with lumps on their chests have to wear false beards to take part?


Valmai


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 20 Jul 09 - 08:20 AM

No, those devoid of Y-chromosomes took part without any form of disguise.

In the early years of the Chorale, they would occasionally do a routine where a couple of women, wearing false beards, would try to infiltrate the group and join them on stage, but they would be foiled by a "beard check." They haven't done that routine in years.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: foggers
Date: 24 Jul 09 - 05:29 AM

Well their gig in Sheffield Wed 22 was superb! Witty, excellent singing, great all round.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 24 Jul 09 - 06:43 AM

I've booked in for their workshop and show in Bristol on 8th - can't wait! :)


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: paula t
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 07:27 PM

We are looking forward to seeing them again at Warwick this year. Loved them last time. Very funny , yet an absolutely spine tingling sound. Superb!(The girls loved the "Light pole" song and their version of the queen classic, "Flash".


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Jane Bird
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 08:59 AM

They sounded completely fantastic at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford on Thursday this week. They and the acoustics did each other proud!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 05:22 PM

I sang like a bloke today! Do it if you can *grin*


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 02:21 AM

Gerry in Oz

Are you our Gerry in the Toongabbie Music Club ? If so, you could always sing like a bloke !


I saw the Spooky Men at the Australian National Folk Festival in Canberra...wonderful

AD in Oz

Funny old country Australia...we have Molly Meldrum, Shirley in Skyhooks and Dame Edna Everidge. Oh well it keeps us off the streets.

AD


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:44 AM

I'm going to see them in a village hall in Scotland in a couple of weeks. I hope they're as good as everyone says they are.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 07:42 AM

They're better than that Chris, in a village hall they'll be overwhelming!!!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 09:04 AM

Allan in Oz, regret to say I've never been to the Toongabbie club, so you must have another Gerry in mind.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: naughtyforty
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 11:51 AM

I sang like a bloke yesterday in Warwick and then watched them close the festival on the main stage - they were fab and I am looking forward to seeing a bit of them in Sidmouth too if stewarding allows.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 02:32 PM

I could still hear them in the bar as I went to sleep. My daughter came back with a full set of autographs despite not having any paper!!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:48 PM

She won't be washing for a while then, Jane? (we saw her being signed!)

Workshop at Warwick was very well done, and the final concert brilliant as ever. Worth going a long way to see them.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 03:50 PM

That was your daughter?

Very enterprising. I tried with Dave Allton to do some signing - but despite the beard, she was not fooled. Dave's brummy accent gave it away.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 02:58 PM

Refresh - they'll be in Sidmouth soon!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM

They are trying to do a 1,000 person "Sing Like A Bloke" workshop on Wednesday at the Ham. All they need is 1,000 people. Get along there!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 04:48 PM

Yes that was mine. I may have to lock her up for a few years!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 04:58 PM

She has showered since but it was marker pen. I have to say it is not my proudest moment to discover my daughter has been graffiteed by a bunch of Ozzies.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Folkiedave
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:09 PM

I can imagine!!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Splott Man
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 04:40 AM

Some people would pay for that!


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST,Kaybee
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 06:15 AM

I saw them in Oxford, thought they were awesome...Dancing Queen was a riot. The serious stuff was excellent. Their style.. unique.


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 09:49 AM

Julian Pirog, Bristol

Saw them in Bristol, my home city. I sing with Bristol gasworks choir. I have not laughed so much for many years, the somgs were fantastic, the delivery spot on for both irony and comedy and I now want to be a spookyman, I will not be able to feel whole until I have at least done a workshop with them which I shall duly be doing on 8 th Aug when they agin grace Bristol.
Brilliant, witty and a class act


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Subject: RE: Spooky Men UK Tour 2009
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 08 Aug 09 - 08:11 PM

Just done the workshop and gig in Bristol tonight - wow, they were fantastic! amazing harmonies and soooo funny! those of you still to do the workshop - you'll love it!

Sue

ps Julian - so which one were you then? :)


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