Through all of our various musical endeavours, we have got to meet, and play with some fantastic musicians over the years. So we've decided to share this with the town and have started BoA Promotions as a way of getting more high quality, professional music happening in and around Bradford on Avon.
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The Spooky Men's Chorale
Bradford on Avon: St Margaret's Hall, Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 from: The Pound Tel: 01249 701628 / 01249 712618
Shhhh! The Spooky men are back in the UK for another monster tour but they're having a secret warm-up gig in Bradford on Avon for special people.
The Spooky Men's Chorale 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.
performance, the Spooky Men draw on a combination of musical and theatrical
values which are elusive and multifarious. Notable themes and antecedents
include Georgian male polyphony, a running joke on man as a vast, oblivious
useless object, whispers of clown, bouffon and Monty Python, and forays into
massively pleasurable grunting tribalism. The audience are invited to first
joyously endure a wall of mansound, then laugh stupidly, then venture into
areas of great tenderness. It is ideally not so much comedic as hilarious, not
so much shimmeringly perfect as pleasingly and deeply human.
Beth Porter and the Availables
Tobias Ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater
The Black Feathers
Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise
The Harmonettes in 'Dorothy's War'
All on a Winter's Night
Johnny Coppin and All in Harmony
Mike Scott & Friends
The Vocal Company (DK) + A Fistful of Spookies (UK)
Kirsty Bromley and Jess Vincent
The Magnificent AK47 vs The Bellefleurs
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
Charlie Dore & Julian Littman
Reg Meuross, Jess Vincent and The Croutons