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The Weird Beards / Press

“It pleases me to state that the Weird Beards may currently be the local band creating the most electricity and grassroots following. Which is interesting because, aesthetically and musically, I don't like the Weird Beards. What I do like about them, though, is their energy and collective enthusiasm in concert - as with Saturday's date in New London's Bank Street Café. A WB show is as much about performance art as a band playing songs and creating a mass-hysteria party vibe. They DO play songs, of course - including crowd faves such as "Robots" and "Lobster Boy" - but the primitive shrieks and anarchic folk/free jazz would never work if it all wasn't being delivered by the band's glazed-but-manic shaman, Brian Skidmore. In short, in the sort of ukulele-spirit of the Butthole Surfers, who championed the idea of Abrasive Music For The Fun Of It, a WB show is always great entertainment.”

“The Beards are completely unique, featuring non-traditional instruments, non-traditional lyrics and non-traditional song styles”

Tim Malcolm - Norwich Bulletin

“This booking wins, by a whisker...The Weird Beards we've seen, and they are weird: a singular mix of baritone uke and Queen-style rock falsetto, stand-up bass and jam-band guitar”

Christopher Arnott - New Haven Advocate

“New London’s answer to The Fugs -- the Weird Beards”

“Just when you think you've said everything you can about the Weird Beards, they prove you wrong. These guys are crazy...let me just say these guys are raising the bar with regards to performance. This group is quickly evolving from a band into an experience”