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The Demon Barbers have done 100s of concerts and cabarets at music festivals, clubs, theatres, arts centres, Public Schools and company dinners. These include several performances in London Halls (Barbican and The Purcell Room), and most recently a part in Lorin Maazel's opera, '1984', at Covent Garden.
The group has performed extensively on BBC and Commercial Radio and Television, appearing on programmes such as TVS's 'No.73', Jonathan Ross' 'Last Resort', the BBC2 'DEF II House Party' with Normsky, Brian Matthew's 'Round Midnight' and Esther Rantzen's 'That's Life'. H.M. Government has enthusiastically backed their international engagements, but has so far been unable to stop their coming back.
Here are some observations from the press et al.....
"One of the most entertaining
programmes of this year's event"
"Clever, polished singing
... lightness, brightness and entertainment."
"The Demon Barbers are to
male voice a capella what Victor Borge was to the piano ... a
show that seemed unrestrained in technique and invention ...
they entertain in gloriously deadpan style while never reneging
on the most important concern, which is to sing songs and to
sing them well."
"A near capacity audience
was amused, entertained and impressed ... the presentation was
relaxed, slick and professional."
"They have good voices."
"The group are facial comedians
... vastly entertaining."
"They sing like angels,
but I wouldn't trust any of them to cut my hair!"
"A cross between The King's Singers and Desperate Dan."
"Short back and side-splitting."
"Melodious, inventive, harmonious,
"A night to make you laugh
" ... the Marx Brothers,
Morecombe and Wise and The Tallis Scholars all rolled into five
" ... complete with fat
tenor and oversized bass ..."