The Beards (Australian band)

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The Beards (Australian band)
The Beards at APRA Awards, May 2012
Background information
Origin Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Unsigned
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.


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]

In November and December they went on their The Beard Album UK & European Launch Tour. They stopped again in Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany with additional stops in France, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.[13] The Beards released the music video of Strokin' My Beard in July 2015. It consists of footage of their last tour shot by fans in the audience.[14]

The Beards' anniversary tour Ten Long Years, One Long Beard The Anniversary Tour will start in September 2015 and will stop in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the UK.[15] In October they will continue their tour through Australia.[16]



  • "You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man" (18 July 2011, The Beards) [17]
  • "I'm in the Mood... For Beards" (16 January 2012, The Beards) [18]
  • "All the Bearded Ladies" (11 April 2014, The Beards) [19]


The Beards (21 July 2007, Spare Room Audio)
No. Title Length
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)
No. Title Length
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
No. Title Length
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"    
13. "Beard Related Song Number 38"    
The Beard Album (9 May 2014) #30 AUS [20]
No. Title Length
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"    



  • 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, film clip)
  • Growing a Beard (2010)
  • You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man (2012, film clip, parody of "Smack My Bitch Up" video by The Prodigy)
  • Got Me a Beard (2012, animated clip)
  • The Beard Accessory Store (2013, film clip)
  • All the Bearded Ladies (2014, film clip)
  • Stroking My Beard (2015, live clip, composed of fan recordings)
  • I Like Beards (2015, live, recorded at The Metro, Sydney, in April)

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