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Spooky Men to Invade New Zealand

Spooky Men to Invade New Zealand

The Spooky Men's Chorale is set to tour New Zealand for the first time ever.

Formed in 2001 in the Blue Mountains of NSW by Christchurch born Stephen Taberner, the Spooky Men were originally inspired by the magnificent male choirs of Georgia in the Caucasian mountains, but soon moved to sly and deadpan commentary on the male condition which has proved to be a massive hit amongst both those who suffer from it, and those who have to live with it.

Whilst quirky humour and self-deprecation are at the centre of the Spooky Men's live performance, they work to impeccable musical standards, and also aim to move the audience in a different way with pin-drop renditions of rock standards, love ballads and ancient Georgian hymns.

The Spooky Men have become festival favourites in Australia, appearing at The National Folk Festival, Port Fairy, and Woodford, amongst many others, as well as touring the UK with great success, headlining regularly at all the large folk festivals including Cambridge, Warwick, Shrewsbury, Sidmouth and Towersey.

With album sales in excess of 20k, the Spooky Men will be sure to leave you emerging with a wry smile and a warm heart knowing you’ve just experienced something totally unique.

The Spooky Men’s sprawling New Zealand tour consists of concerts and workshops, which offer a splendid opportunity to snort with laughter and appreciate the sly commentary on the tragic and hilarious contradictions of the modern man.

OCTOBER

Fri 12th: DUNEDIN
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Otago Festival
44/ 38 conc/ 25 student/ 15 child Bookings:
www.otagofestival.co.nz

Sat 13th: DUNEDIN
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Otago Festival – 4.00pm
www.otagofestival.co.nz

Sun 14th: DUNEDIN
Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Otago Festival - 2.00pm
www.otagofestival.co.nz

Tues 16th: WANAKA
Luggate Hall SH6
Tickets available from Wanaka Fine Wines

Wed 17th: GERALDINE
Geraldine Cinema 5.30 – 6.30pm
Sing Like a Bloke WORKSHOP for Blokes of all genders.
Tickets at the door $15

Wed 17th: GERALDINE
Geraldine Cinema 7.30pm
Tickets at the door $20/$17 conc/$15 child

Thu 18th: CHRISTCHURCH
Steiner School 19 Ombersley Terrace
Big Spooky Thing WORKSHOP
7.30pm
Tickets at the door $25/ 20 conc. & groups/ 15 youth
Info: spookymen@sing.co.nz

Fri 19th: CHRISTCHURCH with support Olli Ricken
Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre - 7.30pm
61 Barrington St Christchurch
Tickets $30/ 25 conc and 10+ group conc / 15 child.
Bookings recommended at www.spookymen.ticketbud.com/christchurch

Sat 20th: MOTUEKA with support the Ukes of Hazard
Memorial Hall, Motueka 548 Main Rd - 7.30pm
Tickets at the door $20

Sun 21st: WELLINGTON
Wellington Folk Festival - 4.00pm
Tickets and info www.wellingtonfolkfestival.wordpress.com

Mon 22nd: WELLINGTON with support Womansong
Old St Pauls Mulgrave St Thorndon - 7.30pm
Tickets $25/ 20 conc/ 15 kids Bookings and info: info@carolshortis.com

Wed 24th: PALMERSTON NORTH with support Manawatu Community Choir
Globe Theatre 312 Main Street Palmerston North - 7.30pm
Tickets $25/ 20 conc/ 15 child

Fri 26th: AUCKLAND
Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber - 8.00pm
Tickets $30/ 25 conc + group conc/ 15 child
Bookings at www.the-edge.co.nz or at the door

www.spookymen.com

ENDS

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