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The Beards

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia | INDIE

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia | INDIE
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"However, the most rewarding moments came from a hirsute foursome called the Beards... ...but there was no escaping the best song of the night, If Your Dad Has No Beard You've Got Two Mums."
- SPIN DOCTOR: Iain Shedden , The Weekend Australian - - SPIN DOCTOR: Iain Shedden


"The band has a simple yet direct modus operandi – they play songs about beards, for people with beards."
- Spencer Lee , BMA Magazine Canberra - - Spencer Lee , BMA Magazine Canberra


If there is one band worthy of your attention at the Big Day Out it is the almighty The Beards. "
- Bobby Tyger , FasterLouder.com.au - - Bobby Tyger - FasterLouder.com.au


We thought we’d be alone on this one, but it feels like everyone in Adelaide has turned out to see Sasquatch-alikes The Beards play tonight. Like it says on the box, this local four-piece play ‘bearded music for bearded people’ – a group of supremely hairy blokes who’ve written an entire setlist compromising of tunes entirely about facial hair. There’s songs like ‘Growing A Beard’, ‘Beard Revolution’ (cue the whole room singing along so passionately we half expect soldiers to come marching through the doors any minute), ‘A Wizard Needs A Beard’ (“A Professor needs a beard/ An Archivist needs a beard/ A Bushranger needs a beard/ And you need a beard”) and ‘If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, Then You’ve Got Two Mums’. Sure, you could scoff and say novelty band, but they’re actually really great – plus they’ve got a guitarist that could easily sub for Hagrid if something evil goes down at Hogwarts. We’re not about to argue with folks like that. - Alicia Brodersen - NME


If there’s one thing that makes a man, it’s a beard. And if there’s one thing that makes a good show, it’s The Beards. - Rev Moose , CMJ Staff Blog (USA) (Mar 10, 2009)


“Within a song they had won the people over, and by the end of their spot the punters were going crazy. It’s a great idea, the songs are excellent and they can really play their instruments. The Beards played the main stage of the Forum like they really belonged there.” - Scott Edgar - Tripod


Adelaide band The Beards certainly intrigued the interstate and international execs at Fuse Festival. They're a bluesy-pop band, yes you guessed it, sporting very long beards. Their songs are about, yes you guessed it again, beards.
- Christie Eliezer


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.

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Bio

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.