RARE singing skills combined with pointless grandeur and ridiculous humour are the ingredients for what promises to be a magnificent evening when Feckenham welcomes ‘A Fistful of Spookies’ choral group.
The UK arm of the world famous The Spookymen’s Chorale, expect glorious close harmony singing and plenty of swagger from one of the funniest bands ever in an unconventional concert.
A Fistful of Spookies is ‘a fun size version’ of a massively successful 16-man Australian performance choir – The Spooky Men’s Chorale.
Long before Gareth Malone was persuading everyone to join choirs and change their lives with choral singing, The Spooky Men’s Chorale was already a huge hit.
On their recent 6th UK tour they charmed crowds with their gorgeous singing while dressed top to toe in black, sporting a fine range of mad hats, moustaches and beards that made them ‘look like a mildly deranged gang of construction workers, colonial governors and pirates’.
When the main choir’s not performing, the British members (five of them, hence the ‘fistful’) take to the road reprising such hits as ‘Don’t Stand Between a Man and His Tool’, ‘It’s Out There Somewhere Doris’ and ‘Sometimes I Forget Things’ – as well as sonorous classics and heart-rending melodies – all unaccompanied and without the aid of a safety net.
Sensational stylings of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys, brand new tunes by Spookmeister Stephen Taberner and thousand year old Georgian songs, guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer and delight. It’s acapella… but not as we know it.
The show has been brought to Redditch’s rural outpost by Shindig – the county’s performing arts scheme – bringing Live Arts to your Doorstep. The show is sponsored by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council and Redditch Borough Council.
A Fistful of Spookies, is at Feckenham Village Hall on Saturday, February 11 – curtain up 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and there’s a licensed bar.
Tickets are £10 at the Village Shop and The Rose & Crown in Feckenham or book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/feckenham or by phone on 0333 666 3366.