By Taylor Roberts
Back by popular demand, the nine handsome blokes of The Choir of Man are bringing their singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert to The Lincoln Center on January 19. Set in a pub (with actual working beer taps), this show delivers high-energy, humor and harmonies for one amazing pint-filled good time.
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” the multi-talented cast of The Choir of Man perform a bit of everything including pub tunes, folk songs, Broadway tunes, classic rock hits and more, all while tap dancing, tumbling and playing instruments.
What started in 2017 as a show performing to crowds of less than 50 people in a little pub in North London, is now playing to thousands across the world.
For the 2020 US Tour coming to The Lincoln Center, audiences will be happy to see four friendly-faces and five new additions to the cast. Returning as The Hardman and originator of the role, Tom Brandon gave us some insight into what we can expect this go-around.
“For a start, we LOVE Fort Collins and are so excited to be coming back,” says Brandon. “It was my birthday the last time we were here so we got to celebrate at some of the awesome bars in town—I’m sure we’ll find another excuse to do the same this time around!”
“We have a stellar new cast: 4 returnees—myself, Mark (The Barman), Pete (The Beast) and Denis (The Narrator) and five new additions to our US Tour cast whom I can’t wait for y’all to see. With every cast member change, it inevitably brings a new dimension and feel to the show and this one feels truly special.”
In addition to crowd favorites, the audience can expect to hear a few new songs. Brandon’s favorites to perform include a Red Hot Chili Peppers song “in a context that you can bet you’ve not seen before.” He also loves Sia’s “Chandelier” because “it’s one of two a capella numbers in the show and it brings me so much pleasure singing it with these vocal powerhouses every night.”
If The Choir of Man were a type of beer, Brandon considers them to be a Double IPA because it’s “strong but with depth and slightly sweet in character.” Also, he adds, because like The Choir of Man, Double IPAs are “golden, trendy and in high demand.”
If you’re still unsure about coming to the show, Brandon has an answer for that. “How often do you get to come onstage for a beer, meet nine genuine Irish & English guys—who each play multiple instruments throughout the show—and sing all your favorite songs in nine-part harmony AND can down pints in the same 90 minutes? We’re just bringing our local pub to Fort Collins,” says Brandon. “Come have a beer and the first round is on us!”
Don’t miss the pint-filled Choir of Man on January 19 at The Lincoln Center. Seats from $20 at LCtix.com.