If you are looking for something fun to do this Saturday, you’re in for a special treat! San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is arriving in Seattle and will be performing at the Comet Tavern in Capitol Hill at 5:30pm.
According to their Facebook event page, “San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 30 (+/-) member male choir that performs gritty, original, a cappella arrangements of the songs of the great Leonard Cohen. Transforming Cohen’s simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender, with influences of jazz, gospel, indie rock, barbershop, classical and doo-wop through the unique arrangements choir members create. Using the genius of Cohen’s words, The Beards inspire audiences to ponder romance, politics, sex, longing and spirituality, all amid laughter and cheers.”
Doesn’t that sound awesome!?! Not sold yet? Check out this little video on the group:
As a disclaimer, one of my husband’s very good friends performs in this group and just completed a successful Kickstarter fundraiser to make more amazing videos of this group’s performances in NYC. If you go see them, say hi to our friend Adam and give us a shout out on Twitter at @SeattleBelles!