The Beards (Australian band)

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The Beards (Australian band)
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The Beards at APRA Awards, May 2012
Background information
Origin Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Genres Comedy, folk rock, Beard Rock
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Unsigned
Website thebeards.com.au
Members Johann Beardraven
John Beardman Jr
Nathaniel Beard
Facey McStubblington

The Beards are an Australian comedy, folk rock band which formed in 2005. The group play music based on the virtues of having a beard.

Career[edit]

Forming in 2005 in Adelaide, South Australia, to play a one off show, The Beards rose in popularity and soon found they had developed a local cult following with the release of their first album The Beards in July 2007. The band followed this up by being selected to play the Adelaide Big Day Out in 2008 & 2009.[1] In 2009 the band traveled to Alaska to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Beard & Moustache Championships.[2][3]

The band has gone on to tour Australia extensively, they have produced video clips for the tracks "If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums",[4] "Got Me a Beard",[5] "Beard Accessory Store" and "You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man"[6] with the latter single coming 99th place in Triple J's Top 100 list of 2011,[7] as well as releasing a live DVD. In 2013 they plan to tour the UK, which includes appearing at the Bearded Theory Festival in May.

In early 2014, The Beards travelled Europe on a Euro - Bout To Grow A Beard Tour[8] with stops in Britain (Stereo, Glasgow;[9] The Glee Club, Nottingham;[10] The Black Box, Belfast[11]), Denmark (Copenhagen), The Netherlands, and Germany (Frankfurt; Underground, Cologne). At Cologne a 90 minute show was recorded for Rockpalast.[12]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man" (18 July 2011, The Beards) [13]
  • "I'm in the Mood... For Beards" (16 January 2012, The Beards) [14]
  • "All the Bearded Ladies" (11 April 2014, The Beards) [15]

Alben[edit]

  • The Beards (21 July 2007, Spare Room Audio)
    • Tracks:
  1. The Beards Club 3:23
  2. Growing A Beard 3:30
  3. Beard Revolution 2:53
  4. Radio interview #1 2:04
  5. A Wizard Needs a Beard 2:02
  6. Beard's Gone Away (Live) 4:13
  7. Radio interview #2 1:51
  8. The Tale of the Amish Boy (and his Beard) 5:06
  9. It Only takes a Fortnight to Grow a Decent Beard 2:46
  10. Big Bearded Bruce 7:28
  11. Radio interview #3 2:07
  12. Who Told You to Shave Off Your Beard? (original demo version) 3:04
  • Beards, Beards, Beards (7 May 2010, The Beards)
    • Tracks:
  1. Born With a Beard
  2. No Beard, No Good
  3. Beards Across Australia Unite
  4. Baby's Got a Beard
  5. If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard, You've Got Two Mums
  6. Beards Don't Kill People, People With Beards Kill People
  7. Weird Beard
  8. Shaved Off His Beard
  9. My Baby Left Me for a Man Without a Beard
  10. Beard Love
  11. Best Beard Out
  12. Beard Leave
  • Having a Beard is the New Not Having a Beard (9 March 2012) #63 AUS
    • Tracks:
  1. I'm in the Mood... for Beards
  2. This Beard Stays
  3. Got Me a Beard
  4. You Should Consider Having Sex with a Bearded Man
  5. Bearded Nation
  6. Still Got My Beard
  7. The Beard Accessory Store
  8. Why Having a Beard is Better than Having a Woman
  9. The Beard
  10. I Think Beards are Great
  11. B.E.A.R.D
  12. There's Just Nothing Better than a Beard
  • The Beard Album (9 May 2014) #30 AUS
  1. Beards Are Back
  2. Damn That's A Nice Beard
  3. I Like Beards
  4. There's A Bearded Man Inside Me
  5. All the Bearded Ladies
  6. The Bearded Pledge
  7. Strokin' My Beard
  8. Touch Me in the Beard
  9. I Have a Beard and it Looks Really Good
  10. A Bit of my Beard
  11. Hey You, Grow a Beard

Videography[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • Live at The Beards Club recorded at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide

Music videos[edit]

  • If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard, You've Got Two Mums (2009)
  • Growing a Beard (2010)
  • You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man (2012)
  • Got Me a Beard (2012)
  • The Beard Accessory Store (2013)
  • All the Bearded Ladies (2014)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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