The Beards

The Beards

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The concept of The Beards is simple - A folk rock band that exclusively perform
songs about just one subject: Beards.

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Biography

The concept of The Beards is simple - A folk rock band that exclusively perform
songs about just one subject: Beards. With a three-album back catalogue of crowd favourites like If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard,You've Got Two Mums, You Should Consider Sex with a Bearded Man and No Beard, No Good, The Beards continue in their ceaseless journey to make the world a more beard-friendly place.

The Beards have gained a cult following in Australia after touring the nation relentlessly over the last few years. Notable performances include the Falls Festival, The Big Day Out, Woodford Folk Festival and of course their visit to Alaska to perform at the World Beard and Moustache
Championship's opening ceremony.

The Beards have always combined the brilliant and the comedic in creating online
content and the success of this is evident. Their YouTube channel has received
over two million views and their clips have received national attention on
Australian television.

In 2012 The Beards released their third album Having a Beard is the New Not
Having a Beard. The album's first single You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded
Man came in at 99 in Triple J's Hottest 100 and was nominated for the 2012
APRA Song of the Year. The album is nominated for ARIA Comedy Album of the Year 2012. Their album launch and consecutive second single tour sold out nationally and received
rave reviews. The release of the second single film clip ‘Got me a Beard’ saw the band receive increasing international attention. The fully animated clip has been shortlisted for a number of international film awards and received over 400,000 hits world wide in its first month on YouTube.

The Beards are responding to their international audiences and will take their bearded message to the North America and Europe in 2013.

Bearded men, put down those trimmers - the Beard Revolution has come.

The Beards appearances of note:

TV
- Channel 9 today show
- Channel V
- Sate Line ABC
- Rage
- Rockwiz (question)
- The Morning Show Channel 7
- Channel 10 news
- NBC 33 News World Beard and Moustache Championships story
- Beardo (Documentary on World Beard and Moustache Championships 2009)

Radio
- Triple J – National
- ABC National Radio – National
- ABC Local Radio – Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart
- 101.7 WS-FM - Sydney
- 5aa Radio - Adelaide
- 4ZZZ Brisbane
- RRR Radio - Melbourne
- PBS Melbourne
- FBI Radio Sydney
- NOVA Adelaide
- 3d Radio - Adelaide
- Radio Adelaide – Adelaide
- KWHL 106.5 FM – Anchorage Alaska
- KBEAR 104.1 FM – Anchorage Alaska

Print
- The Australian
- The Advertiser
- The Sunday Mail
- Sydney Morning Herald
- J Mag
- BMA magazine
- The Canberra Times
- dB Magazine
- Rip It Up
- Merge Magazine
- Time Off
- Tsunami
- Brag
- Drum Media
- Guitar Magazine

Online:
- Two Mums filmclip (YouTube) - 980,000 + views
- Consider Sex filmclip (YouTube) - 500,000 + views
- Faster Louder
- The Dwarf
- Sludgefactory

Shows/Festivals
The Beards have a strong national fanbase and play at 500-1500 capacity venues across Australia.

- One Movement Music Industry Festival – Perth
- Big Day Out Adelaide
- Melbourne Comedy Festival
- Falls Festival
- Woodford Festival
- Semaphore Festival
- Adelaide Fringe Festival
- Supports including Kate Miller-Heidke, Wagons, Peter Coombe, Steven K Amos, Tripod, Wil Anderson, The Bedroom Philosopher, Tripod, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Reggie Watts.
- The World Beard and Moustache Championships Alaska.

Discography

"The Beards" self tilted album released July 2007,

"Beards Beards Beards" released in 2009, national distribution via MGM. Available at all good record stores and iTunes.

'Having a Beard is the new Not Having a Beard' national distribution via MGM. Available at all good record stores and iTunes.

Set List

A typical Beards set would last 45 minutes to an hour and feature bearded songs like...
- Growing a Beard
- A Wizard Needs a Beard
- No Beard No Good
- My Beards Gone Away
- It Only Takes a Fortnight To Grow a Decent Beard
- Beard Revolution
- Who Told You To Shave Off Your Beard
- If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard You've Got 2 Mums
- Beards Dont Kill People,People With Beards Kill People
- Born With a Beard
- Best Beard Out
- Born With A Beard
- Bearded Nation