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Kinseys to Close Election Year Show... in Mexico!

Oct 24, 2016

Most of us will miss the election season as much as a year-long colonoscopy/root canal pairing. But there’s one thing to be sad about: The Kinsey Sicks’ “Electile Dysfunction 2016” must end as well! And what more fitting place to close the show than in Mexico? (If coming from the USA to see us, we recommend arriving by air. Car or bus travel is not recommended, as construction of a wall may impede your return. Not that you’ll want to.)
You have only 6 more chances to see Electile Dysfunction 2016!
  Mon, Oct 24 
  Tue, Oct 25 
  Thur, Oct 27 
  Tue, Nov 1 
  Thur, Nov 3 
  Mon, Nov 7  
So, fill out your absentee ballots, grab your pussies, and head to Mexico! See you there!

Kinsey Sicks Hold Auditions!

Oct 17, 2016

Are you someone with a great voice and dubious judgment who is itching to fill in for various Kinsey Sicks members while they jet off to Moscow for clandestine, government-financed affairs? Someone smart enough to handle multiple a cappella roles, comedy, drag, improv, and life on the road - and yet stupid enough to want to do it with us?
If that’s not you, but you have friends who perform, or who otherwise are exceptional talents who might fit well with the Kinsey Sicks, then please forward the following job announcement: 
The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, are seeking serious and skilled performers. We are looking for:
* Substantial stage experience
* Strong musicianship (ability to sight-read is a plus)
* Great talent in comedy and comedic improvisation in an ensemble 
* Comfort with drag performance
* Ability to learn complex 4-part vocal arrangements in limited time
* Willingness to travel
* Willingness to chip in on some performance-related prep work
* Progressive politics, good communication skills, and the ability to work in a team.
A cappella experience is a plus but not required. Being part of The Kinsey Sicks is incredibly fun. You should be too. We want you to be as excited about what we do as we are.
TO APPLY: Send a resume, along with a headshot or recent photo, indicate your vocal range, plus any materials (ex: links to performance clips on YouTube, personal website, etc.) you think would help us see your skills to
AUDITIONS: The Kinsey Sicks will be touring throughout the rest of the year, and we will audition qualified applicants as we tour. Let us know if you can make it to any of the following places:
November 9: Boise, ID
November 11: Whitefish, MT
December 6-8: San Diego, CA
December 9-10: Palm Springs, CA
December 13-15: San Francisco, CA
December 16-18: Eugene OR
December 20-28: Washington DC

International Day of the Girl

Oct 11, 2016

The Kinsey Sicks celebrate International Day of the Girl by re-releasing our love letter to the strong, smart, kooky, brilliant, ridiculous, hilarious women in our lives. The ones who tire of being told what they should like and be like.

Kinsey Finish Off US Tour of "Electile Dysfunction" in Ann Arbor and Kansas City!

Sep 20, 2016

Huge thanks to the lovely citizens of Ann Arbor and Kansas City for the standing ovations following our final US performances of "Electile Dysufnction"! Now, it's up to YOU, the voter, to make the responsible choice on Nov 8 (and if you're voting for Trump, remember, he said that you're voting day is Nov 28!).

Stellar reviews of "Lady Cocks of Bang Boys" at The Edinburgh Fringe!

Aug 25, 2016

Favorite performers of the festival so far!”
Sky News

★★★★★ "The vocals are excellent, the comedy is perfectly timed and this is one of the most fun nights out you'll have at the Fringe."
Broadway World

★★★★ "The Kinseys’ outrageous persona is a Trojan horse for serious political comment and a shield from behind which gay men can impose socially transgressive ideas upon straight society...Parodies of well known tunes get the biggest laughs, but it's the quartet's self penned material that demonstrates the extent of their talent.”
Fest Magazine

★★★★ “Winnie, Rachel, Trixie and Trampolina are fabulous femmes – gloriously glamorous, wackily witty and totally tuneful... these dames have enviable individual voices that they can combine into lovely four-part harmonies... The lyrics are Ladyshave sharp and rarely less than ribald.” 

- The Scotsman

★★★★ "This beautyshop quartet grab the audience by the balls for a non-stop evening of innuendo and perfect harmony... it’s a great chance for the group to shine and showcase their comedic chops, as well as their musical talent. A great combo from a bunch of queens who are bound to impress you and your friends, if you’re ready for the odd shock along the way." 
Broadway Baby

★★★★ "The vocals were absolutely fantastic, and the humour was perfection. I love it when the American sense of humour translates so well over in the UK.

The only bad thing about this show is that I really wish that there was a little bit more! Regardless, it boasted brilliant vocals, amazing dress senses, hilarious humour - get to them before it's too late!”
Arts Award Voice

Kinsey Sicks on BBC Radio and STV!

Aug 24, 2016

Don’t miss the girls on BBC Radio's most popular show in Scotland, the Janice Forsyth show! There are two segments at 6:50-12:00 and 21:08-27:50. Listen to it NOW!

And l
ook! The Kinsey Sicks kick ass on another national TV appearance - this time on STV, Scotland's most-watched network! Watch it NOW!

Kinsey Sicks on national TV in the UK!

Aug 6, 2016

The girls filmed a song and interview about political comedy for Sky News. Shockingly, they liked us so much we were also broadcast for Facebook Live the very next day, this time on the legendary thoroughfare, the Royal Mile.

Click the link, then click the header image to view the taped segment, and here for Facebook Live!

Kinseys return to the Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, with "The Lady Cocks of Bang Boys"

Jul 26, 2016

Last year America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet lost our Edinburgh Fringinity, thanks to the generous if foolish support of several hundred fans/Kickstarter backers. Shockingly, the folks in Scotland proved to be no better judges of talent than our supporters in the US, and we were wildly popular - and now we’re coming back to prove them wrong with "The Lady Cocks of Bang Boys", a brand new show/contaminanza.
Once again we’ll be at the prestigious Gilded Balloon — this time at the much-coveted 9:30pm time slot. Advance sales are nearly double last year’s, proving that… well, actually we don’t know what that proves, but it can’t be good for Scotland. Either way, talent buyers and industry muckety-mucks will converge from around the world to attend the Fringe and to ignore us completely. Buy tickets now — you don’t want to miss the lack of excitement!
Last year, critics raved about our show:
“Wonderfully smart, politically pointed and liberating … examples of The Kinseys’ contagious brand of rib tickling abound in the tight-knit groups’s Edinburgh debut, a hilarious late-night lampoon of reality TV … Other glories tucked into the hour-long show [are] ... both clever and artfully crude … One of the great pleasures of The Kinsey Sicks is the cast’s lovably ribald on-stage alter-egos."
The London Times
“Where to start on the all you can enjoy bundle of fabulousness that is this show … they are glorious, glittery girls who have amazing voices in which they perform superb a cappella version of songs you will never remember the same way again.” 
Scotland on Sunday
“The Songs are performed with such gusto, skill and a huge sense of fun … a perfect way to end the night. Or, for that matter, to begin it.” 
The List
“An hour of jaunty high spirits performed with a handbag full of fun.” 
- Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide
★★★★ “A marvelous combination of comedy, music and incisive social commentary.”
- Ed Fest Magazine
★★★★★ “Hilariously over the top … utterly magnificent … with an act staying in my mind so prominently for this long, anything but five stars just wouldn’t fit.” 
Arts Awards Voice
★★★★ “It’s difficult to forget their lyrical parodies … all layered with strong satire.” 
- The Skinny
★★★★ “Good honest filth … the foursome inject a lot of silliness as well as some subtle political comment, and the hour speeds by.” 
The Arts Desk
Can we match that this year? Why not buy a ticket to Scotland, come see us there, and find out?

"ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION” marches through the West Coast!

Jul 11, 2016

Thank you to the righteous citizens of San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, and Lompoc, who exercised their patriotic duty by catching "Electile Dysfunction!" Next stops for the Dragapella® quartet's hilarious musical satire are Minneapolis, Denver, and Kansas City... but first: THE EDINBURGH FRINGE!

Kinseys release “ANCHOR BABY”, a biting new music video from our show “Electile Dysunction 2016"

Jul 6, 2016

Perhaps you may have noticed that issues of immigration and citizenship have become a tad controversial this campaign year? Not to worry, darlings, The Kinsey Sicks take seriously our responsibility as your primary dubious news source. And so we add our two cents worth to the debate, as Trixie, our very own child of immigrants, sings a provocative parody, “Anchor Baby”.