6 February 2024

By Hannah Wilcox

The Spooky Men are set to take over the stage of North Sydney’s The Independent Theatre for one night only, promising an evening of spectacle, excitement and delight.

Originating from the Blue Mountains, the chorale has sought “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” since 2001.

The performance will run at 7.30pm on February 7 and will comprise of a setlist like no other – from Georgian table songs, ballads, x-rated covers and a variety of unique originals. 

With both national and international fame to their name, the Spooky Men have performed 800 gigs to more than 330,000 people altogether.

This includes nine tours of the UK, sold out shows at venues such as the Melbourne Recital Centre and appeared at various festivals such as the National Folk Festival in Canberra, Denmark’s Tonder, Cambridge and Edinburgh Fringe. 

Their newest album, Welcome to the Second Half, joins a discography boasting six other CDS.

Of the latest collection, The Spooky Men’s website reads: “Time is a constant, meaningless, illusion, obfuscating our obdurate omniscience in a tentacled torment of turgid tangleweed, sinuous snickets and avenging archangels. Or not. It’s hard to tell really.”

“Nevertheless, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, your fearless investigators into all things physical, metaphysical, and cheese-related, have returned to inspire your ear-things with a collection of new harmonies, man-chords and grand buffoonery.”

“This album will explore some deeper things but unfortunately we could not fully eradicate the silliness, so you may find the beauty and thoughtfulness balanced out by the fact it’s being sung by a bunch of idiots.”

Tickets can be purchased from the chorale’s official website.