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This new music video will surprise you

Jun 22, 2016

In an age of appalling religious intolerance, The Kinsey Sicks’ surprising and timely new music video, “Sikh to Sheik” offers a much-needed antidote that will make you laugh and move you at the same time. Take our word for it: watch it — you’ll want to share it.

Once again,

Jun 20, 2016

... we find ourselves needing to share with you our own little queer gun control anthem. We released this in response to the shooting in Charleston. Now Orlando. We’ve known too much violence, too much hate, and we say NO MORE! Please share.

New Kinsey Sicks DVD: "Electile Dysfunction 2016"

Jun 16, 2016

With love to our LGBT community: "Begoña's Song" by The Kinsey Sicks

Jun 14, 2016

We wrote this song in the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, but we feel its message is equally appropriate and, we hope, affirming today in the wake of those lost and mourning in ‪#‎Orlando‬. Feel free to share. Love MUST conquer hate. ‪#‎LoveIsLove‬

Trump's Ode to Mexico

May 17, 2016

OK, we confess: when The Kinsey Sicks penned our ironic song, “South of the Border”, we had no idea that a cornucopia of philistinism like Donald Trump would step forth to personify the vile ignorance captured by our lyrics. But we’re artists, we adapt.
And so, like the chocolate and peanut butter of Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups, or the headache and nausea of a crippling hangover, The Kinsey Sicks and Donald Trump have joined forces with a spectacularly imbecilic music video to match our dazzlingly obtuse times: “Trump’s Ode to Mexico” sung by The Kinsey Sicks.


Catch the girls on RuPaul's Drag Race!

May 11, 2016

The girls sang live at the taping of RuPaul's Drag Race Grand Finale, and if the producers don’t have the good sense to leave us on the editing room floor, you will be able to see us on Monday May 16's big show! To catch a little Dragapella® on the finale, check

The Kinsey Sicks Release 9th Album: “Eight is Enough"!

May 1, 2016

Move over, Pitch Perfect! THE KINSEY SICKS, America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet for over twenty years, release our ninth album, Eight is Enough!

On Eight is Enough, THE KINSEY SICKS take on political satire in our own inimitable way. We mischievously retool Irving Berlin (“Putin in the Ritz”), skewer right-wing media (“What Does Fox News Say?”) and offer our, uh...unique perspectives on such issues as gun control (“Get a Gun”) and feminism (“Girls Like”). And if that doesn’t offend you, we twist childhood classics you’ll never hear the same way again (“A Whole New Hole”, “Pretty Sh*tty Gang Bang” and more!)

In addition to original songs penned by KINSEY SICKS co-founder and lyricist Ben Schatz, the album includes wicked parodies that re-purpose music ranging from Pharrell and Carole King to an old Shirley Temple tune thrown in for good measure. The biting satire is complemented by the customary KINSEY SICKS servings of raunch, making Eight Is Enough perfect not only for savvy listeners but for their low-brow friends and family as well. The album is performed by THE KINSEY SICKS entirely in glorious four-part a cappella harmony.

Order the Eight is Enough CD at our Kinsey Store, or for digital download on iTunesAmazon, and Google Play

CNN profiles The Kinsey Sicks!

Apr 22, 2016

CNN Politics just released a fantastic article and a special 4-minute video profile on The Kinsey Sicks and our hit election year show, “Electile Dysfunction 2016”. Featuring live footage of our recent New York performance at The Metropolitan Room, plus backstage interviews with not only the gals but also the boys behind the gals, the just-released segment is already creating a stir!


To see the piece, go HERE! Then share it widely on social media and be a part of the conversation!

(Note: the video has generated a lot of homophobic responses on YouTube. Feel free to add a more reasonable voice, and to tell everyone you know to do the same. Here’s the YouTube version:

Kinseys Hit Midwest and Northeast in April!

Mar 28, 2016

In what scientists are describing as evidence of "extreme social climate change,” a powerful storm of Dragapella® is expected to hit the midwest this week, move east, and then get in a van and drive back to the midwest again.
Governors are warning residents of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to board up their eyes and ears, while state officials in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland have declared an official state of cultural emergency.
People with good taste are urged to stop reading this immediately and instead alert their tasteless friends who don’t know any better. In the meanwhile, good citizens are urged to protect vulnerable children and/or Ted Cruz supporters from the disturbing and irreversible damage likely to be caused by prolonged exposure to The Kinsey Sicks.
The greatest damage is likely to be experienced by the communities listed on the Kinsey calendar, although psychologically-disturbed storm chasers from around the region are expected to drive considerable distances to witness the havoc up close.

Kinseys on Seeso, the new NBC Streaming Comedy Channel

Mar 25, 2016

Thanks to the poor collective judgment of NBC and their new streaming comedy channel Seeso, we're featured on MORE episodes of “Before The Morning After”, a comedy/variety show filmed last summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Catch us (and more exclusive comedic content) at!