"If you didn't see The Kinsey Sicks on Friday night, you missed one hell of a show. The four drag divas knocked Williamstown off its feet... The beauty of The Kinsey Sicks's show was that it was much more than a concert... Clearly, [the performers] were enjoying themselves, and their enjoyment spread through the audience like smiles across faces... The presence of a group like The Kinsey Sicks on campus is a tribute to the student body's diversity. Even older members of the community flocked to the event... The increasing acceptance of queer culture in Williamstown can be greatly attributed to the appearance of groups like The Kinsey Sicks."
~ The Williams Record "Unlike other drag groups, The Kinsey Sicks can really sing - and they do, beautifully. They create charming harmonies, and never lip-synch. Unlike others, their material is intelligent, very funny, and also very Jewish."
~ Ha'aretz (Israel) "Pushing the politically correct envelope was never as much fun as it was during America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, the Kinsey Sicks. It is an impressive act with great singing, hilarious dialogue . . . and a heart-felt message that shines through the crazy antics."
~ The Bucknellian "These gals can sing! Once you get used to four singing drag queens, the music blows you away. The songs range from uproarious parodies to touching ballads, all of which feature winning lyrics and bright, brilliant harmonies...So, go to their Web site and but the CD, you won't regret it."
~ Oasis Online "Witty, talented, intelligent, and entertaining... hilariously incisive songs delivered with brilliant harmony and humor."
~ QSF Magazine "Following the 1997 release of their first CD Dragapella, and sold-out shows at the New Conservatory Theater, the Kinsey Sicks are the hottest ticket in town. Their latest CD Boyz 2 Girlz is guaranteed to please even the most jaded...With an astounding 19 tracks, Boyz 2 Girlz is on the top of my gift list for the holidays."
~ QSF Magazine "A bona fide sensation, winning awards for their doo-wop a cappella vocals, as well as big-time accolades... Delightfully over-the-top."
~ The Chicago Free Press "Smart, savage and very, very funny ... it's difficult not to fall hard for them ... A visit to the Kinsey Sicks is mandatory for your entertainment pleasure."
~ New England's Bay Windows "Considerable vocal talent...funny parodies...original tunes filled with [drag queen] humor and know- how...they will amaze you."
~ Outvoice!! "Endlessly amusing...gathering critical roses from nightclub audiences."
~ Billboard Magazine "If Dame Edna somehow mated with the Bobs their offspring might resemble The Kinsey Sicks, a San Francisco-based drag quartet that apparently has never encountered a tune it couldn't twist and bend to suit its own wickedly amusing purposes.... The Kinsey Sicks manage to put on quite a show.... Perfect harmony ... a spirited, crowd-cheering close."
~ Washington Post Your show was amazing. I don't think you have any idea what kind of impact you made on this campus. We had no idea that we would have such a huge turnout, but it brought the campus and the gay community alive. This will allow us to have more success with subsequent events and programs. The campus has been buzzing about the show... Some of these people I didn't expect to be as tolerant or as accepting as they were... And on top of all of this, you made the entire campus laugh! Thank you so much, keep doing what you're doing, it definitely makes a difference and it certainly made a difference for this small college in a small town in New Hampshire and I think I speak for the entire campus when I say you guys are wonderful, and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
~ Student Organizer at Colby-Sawyer College Both NACA and APCA had very well run, smooth, entertaining national conventions this spring (2004). The showcase folks will never forget Kinsey Sicks/Dragapella. You just had to see/experience it to believe it was happening on the NACA stage. I was shocked, I was laughing, I was ecstatic, I was so glad they were there. Cincinatti would not have been the same without the off-Broadway cast of "Dragapella" on that closing night. Having 2 of the guys from "Whose Line is it , Anyway?" at the beginning and the drag queens at the end, the Cincinnati experience was bookcased w/ 2 very memorable performances.
~ "Boyd's Best Bets", by Boyd Jones, Campus Programs Director, Winthrop University The show was awesome! A sold out house and two standing ovations! That's what makes all the work worthwhile. The reaction from the audience was overwhelming. Everyone in the house, myself included, was laughing throughout the performance. The guys are wonderful to work with. From the moment we picked them up at the airport, right through until we took them back, they were the most upbeat and professional performers that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The guys delivered the most amazing show I've seen in some time. They spent even more time after the show with their new fans who were lined up for the chance to meet them. The guys gladly stayed until the last fan had the autograph and picture they wanted. That kind of attention to your audience builds loyal fans. Having the Kinsey Sicks as part of our Homecoming festivities was the perfect choice for us.
~ Director of Student Activities, University of West Florida, Pensacola It was a HUGE success and I don't think that I've ever had as much fun with four strangers in my whole life. They are absolutely fantastic people and that's not even counting their amazing talent. I'm hearing nothing but positive feedback and people saying that Rhodes is a better place because they came.
~ Student Organizer at Rhodes College, Memphis "These four guys are talented musicians.... The response has been incredible"
~ CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel "Get thyself to 'Dragapella!' Four fabulous a cappella singers! Very funny!"
~ Liz Smith "America's self-proclaimed favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet rocked out with politically charged and hilarious a cappella songs, leaving a lively audience more than entertained. . . . hilarious. . . . The Kinsey Sicks was one of the best acts to have ever come to Lafayette."
~ The Lafayette "The Kinsey Sicks, that legendary troupe of... drag a cappella chanteuses, performs spotlessly, while serving up dish after dish of humor and political satire.... A must-see from beginning to end."
~ Genre Magazine "Gut wrenchingly funny...pitch perfect a cappella harmonies."
~ The Advocate "The Kinsey Sicks are a riot, singing perfect harmonies of song parodies that not only impress the audience with their vocal abilities but also keeping fans laughing for the better part of 90 minutes."
~ Las Vegas Sun "Campy and bawdy, this show is a feast for the eyes, the ears and the funny bone."
~ Showbiz Weekly (Las Vegas) "Loved it! This is the kookiest cross-dress combo since, I don't know!"
~ Michael Musto, Village Voice "Hammy, hilarious music with a message... These are four men with big hair and big voices."
~ Miami Herald "Hilarious and melodious... Do not miss this comical political musical extravaganza in four-part harmony! The talented a capella singing and dancing drag actresses invite you to a side-plitting mock Republican fundraiser... It's not only entertaining - it's a morale booster... It should be on a required list for the training of those who believe in the freedom to laugh."
~ San Francisco Bay Times "For connoisseurs of gender-bending comedy who find Dame Edna too tame, the Kinsey Sicks up the ante in Dragapella -- quadrupling the outlandish feminine allure while boosting it with considerable vocal skills and a grab bag of outrageous, often naughty, musical numbers... over-the-top silliness...hilarious...lyrics clever enough for Ira Gershwin or E.Y. Harburg."
~ Houston Chronicle "Drag performers with angelic voices, acid tongues, and a fiery wit that bounces around the stage like a dodgeball, the Kinsey Sicks are quickly making their annual contribution to the holidays a must-see tradition."
~ San Francisco Bay Guardian "Wickedly funny ... outrageous ... The Kinseys have earned flat-out critical raves."
~ Detroit Free Press "Though their outfits and bawdy between-numbers antics already place them pretty high on the entertainment scale for a drag show, their songs - with perfect four-part harmony vocals, well-chosen melodies and laugh-out-loud lyrics, approach genius."
~ MetroSource Magazine "Great singing mixed with wickedly evil satire."
~ Poz Magazine "Beautifully sung, comic and politically savvy. It was a lark with substance and the audience (and I) went wild."
~ Montreal Gazette "Irresistibly funny!"
~ Instinct Magazine "Riotously funny...ferociously creative...a must-see...everyone will enjoy themselves!"
~ Time Out Magazine (New York) "Tight harmonies the Andrews Sisters would have envied. [V]ery funny ... intelligent ... touching."
~ Boston Herald "This quartet gets big points for being one of the most original singing groups in history...beautiful songs...hilarious...terrific."
~ Oakland Tribune "The Kinsey Sicks steal the show with their offbeat comedy and flawless a cappella singing."
~ Louisville Courier-Journal "Sublime...biting wit...The Kinsey Sicks present some of the best tight harmonies that I have heard in a long time. They have pitch perfect doo-wop in songs that cross the line of political correctness. They have the voices and harmony of angels, but they are devilishly sinful."
~ Talking Broadway "Their hilarious, fast-paced, high-energy show is just what we could use right now.... Anyone with a sense of humor should enjoy Dragapella.... Uproarious."
~ Broadway.com "The Kinsey Sicks will knock your socks off. What will surprise you is the hilarity of the personas each has developed on stage, not to mention their outstanding musical abilities. Whatever you do, don't miss the show."
~ Vallarta Voice (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) "The San Francisco-area Kinsey Sicks...have to be seen to be appreciated fully, presenting one of the funniest, most outrageous shows you will ever have the pleasure to laugh yourself sick at."
~ Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards 2000 "San Francisco has come to know and love them as the...drag riot with a flawless sense of harmony."
~ Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) "The Kinsey Sicks are here to wake us all up. They push the envelope all the way across the table...Open your ears up to this group of excellent dragapella singers...fabulously entertaining."
~ Southern Voice (Atlanta) "Irresistible...hilarious.... The Sicks' tongue-in-cheek, gender-bending drapagella act is entertaining, clever and delicious, amusing gay, lesbian and straight audiences alike."
~ Washington Blade "The Kinsey Sicks will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. These four musicians-actors-writers-composers-drag queens are wickedly gay, and man, can they sing! Completely a capella, their material is intelligent and scathingly funny. Their lyrical parodies of well known songs will have you rolling ... geniously hilarious ... excellent original tunes ... brilliant. With their impeccable timing, precise harmonies, and cultural savvy, the Kinseys represent fabulous, satirical queer humor at its finest."
~ In Los Angeles Magazine "This San Francisco-based quartet revealed superb voices, impeccable timing and meticulous choreography. Best of all was their sophisticated wordplay, lampooning hit songs through devilishly altered lyrics that dripped in double entendres. Irreverent...hilarious."
~ The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) "Hilarious...laugh-out-loud.... The talent behind these arrangements and lyrics is obvious. These girls really can sing. If you've seen them, you know they have an incredible show, and "Sicks in the City" works as a great souvenir of it. If you've never seen them, you owe it to yourself to do so. In the meantime, get this CD and get ready to sing along."
~ Frontiers Magazine (Los Angeles) "One of the year's best live concerts... thunderous applause... their harmonies were simply amazing... hilarious... I strongly urge you to see them"
~ Windy City Times "To say that the Kinsey Sicks are unique is an understatement. They combine excellent a cappella singing talent with sharp satire and no-holds-barred wit. It makes for an evening not to be missed."
~ Bay Windows (Boston) "Bravo! Diva! Encore! ... There's a reason the audience gave The Kinsey Sicks a standing ovation and begged for two encores ... The Kinsey Sicks deliver the sharpest, wittiest, most gleefully brainy shtick this side of the Catskills ... Their harmonies were beautiful and well rehearsed. Their versatility was remarkable and consistently entertaining...The Kinsey Sicks are the prettiest, funniest, swingingest, smartest show in town."
~ Provincetown Magazine "The four individual characters provide a very potent chemistry which makes for a show unlike anything ever seen before...At Saturday's performance the audience granted the group two standing ovations, and gave the greatest amount of applause to the two most serious songs they sing...Both songs give the muscles in the face a much needed break rom the aching caused from laughing so hard the rest of the time."
~ Seattle Gay Standard "Glorious harmonies, biting satire and raunchy shtick... An uproariously good time...genius... You laugh until it hurts."
~ Ft Lauderdale Express "The Kinsey Sicks have combined their skills as superb a capella singers, and song-writers with a sharp, Tom Lehrer-like wit... The hallmark of the groupÕs success has been their amazing musicality and the cleverness of the political satire of their lyrics."
~ The Independent (Ft Lauderdale) "Irresistibly funny,"
~ Instinct Magazine "Hysterical tunes...genius original arrangements...These gals can belt, harmonize and hold a tune."
~ Washington Blade "The Kinsey Sicks are the long-delayed next step for Las Vegas."
~ Las Vegas Review Journal "Fabulous! While the four create stunningly rich harmony together, they also banter, cha-cha and improv in their bouffant hairdos and make-up. It amounts to a full theatrical evening...These fellas/gals are smart, smart, smart and it shows in their sassy lyrics."
~ In News Weekly (Boston) "These gals belt out original tunes like nobody's business...glorious."
~ Houston Press "Biting wit...you are surprised and entertained to no end.. see what all the fuss is about!"
~ Las Vegas Bugle "These girls really sing ... and bust your gut with outrageous laughter. I can't recommend this hysterical musical comedy group enough."
~ The Blade (Palm Springs) "Ever since the Kinsey Sicks came to Palm Springs last year they've been on my mind.... There's nothiing like The Kinsey Sicks. Oh sure, you've seen drag; you've heard gay singing groups, but the hilarious Kinsey SIcks' Dragapella Beuatyshop Quartet is one-of-a-kind. See them and tell me I'm wrong!"
~ Desert Post Weekly (Palm Springs) "A does-it-all miracle product: it's a drag show, it's a comedy routine, it's a pitch-perfect doo-wop performance! What other act combines tight harmonies from golden-throated male singers in extravagant 1950's drag with wicked queer-friendly asides?"
~ San Francisco Weekly "Four irrepressible performers who can really, really sing -„ weÍre talking the voices and harmony of angels and devilishly sinful, sometimes political, always witty lyrics and patter.... Run, donÍt walk, to the nearest telephone and get your tickets."
~ Celebrate (Key West) "Fabulous.... America's most talented and cutting-edge gay singing group."
~ Paradise This Week (Key West) "[We were] howling with laughter, weeping and beating each other on the arms and shoulders in glee.... Run, don't walk, to the nearest telephone and get your tickets."
~ Key West Celebrate "Dressed-to-kill drag queens...The glamorous San Francisco foursome dazzled the audience and were rewarded with a standing ovation."
~ Washington Post "The Reno Hilton Theatre rocked with laughter as The Kinsey Sicks came to put on a show that Reno will be talking about for a long while... Those who didn't make this show are sure to make the next one."
~ Sierra Voice "The Off-Broadway sensation the Kinsey Sicks delighted the crowd with a cappella parodies of classic songs. Trixie, Winnie, Trampolina and Rachel drew standing ovations for several of their tongue-in-cheek numbers."
~ Express (Miami) "They're great singers! The lyrics are smart and funny. These queens do what they do exceptionally well."
~ HX Magazine "A welcome breath of fresh air.... The audience could not stop laughing."
~ Jewish Week (NY) "With its razor-sharp wit and impressive vocals, the group has become a favorite of local Jewish and gay theater scenes...true ingenuity...they can also sing the house down."
~ JewishBulletin (San Francisco) "Perfectly pitched, beautifully phrased, power-packed a capella...hours of entertainment... hysterical."
~ San Francisco Bay Times "Big laughs and big hair...the popular dragapella beautyshop quartet have built a strong following."
~ SF Chronicle "A happy go-lucky brand of hilarity...Intelligent lyrics, dead-nuts harmonies and fiery stage presence."
~ Detroit Metro Times "Irreverent, irrepressible and irresistibly amusing.... hilarious appearance... cutting satire...outrageous personas...Outstanding harmonies and exceptional voices are the hallmark of the Kinsey Sicks, along with outlandish getups. For the second year in a row, a sold-out audience gave the dragapella quartet a cheering, standing ovation...prompted by the obvious first-rate talent."
~ Napa Valley Register "The Kinsey Sicks had me in stitches...a show by The Kinsey Sicks is one of the most complete theatrical experiences you will ever have."
~ Gay Life (Baltimore) "A hilarious pastiche of pop, theatre, and 'dragapella' music. But don't let this fool you, their musicality and vocal technique gives Take Six and Mint Julep a run for their money. They are inventive, smart, and melodic. Capture the magic of their live performances!"
~ Midwest Ursine "These queens court serious laughs. The Kinsey Sicks fall into the small percentage of exceptions who can back up the drag look with singing talent and comedic timing, which has made their summer run of 'Dragapella' the hit of Provincetown."
~ Boston Globe "Deliciously tasteless."
~ Dallas Voice "Magic ... peerlessly sassy."
~ HX (New York) "Beautifully sung, comic and politically savvy. It was a lark with substance and the audience (and I) went wild."
~ Montreal Gazette "The Montreal comedy fest builds serious buzz...New comedy faces drawing attention from Hollywood executives include the drag singing group Dragapella."
~ Hollywood Reporter "'Sicks in the City' contains enough giggles and sonic treats to keep you happy all the way through the disc...their targets are perfect ...the perfect combination of naughtiness, political commentary, and sweetness."
~ Echo Magazine (Phoenix) "Triumphant...delightful...fabulous."
~ Windy City Times (Chicago), "Some of the best music around...great voices, harmonies and arrangements, and really great humor."
~ After Hours, KPFT-FM, Houston "Cutting edge humor along with razor-sharp lyrics on par with 'Forbidden Broadway'."
~ Backstage.com "Quattro uomini vestiti da donna...audaci, sfacciati, ilari."
~ Il Progresso "If you intend to see Dragapella, please empty your bladder prior to the opening song. The tremendous amount of laughing may cause an embarrassing accident. This is truly a show for everyone."
~ Queens Times "The Kinsey Sicks sock us with a full ninety-five minutes of riotous parodies and satire. These delightful drag queens provide a show of the highest caliber that all people of whatever preference can enjoy. The four harmonize beautifully."
~ Curtain Up! (New York) "These former San Francisco sweethearts are New York's latest drag sensations. They're silly, sexy -- and boy, can they sing (in flawless four-part harmony)."
~ NEXT Magazine "Lovably winning, hilarious and very moving.... They are excellent singers.... The audience falls in love with these guys."
~ Culture Vulture "The Kinsey Sicks have produced one of the most joyous evenings of sharp comedic and musical material I've seen in decades."
~ Theatermania.com "Fantastic foursome...pitch-perfect performances ...Kinsey Sicks is Dame Edna times four.... 'Dragapella' is a wonderfully silly break from the world...performed flawlessly."
~ AOL Digital City "Outrageous parodies...impressive harmonies."
~ New York Blade "Genuinely moving...amusing."
~ New York Post "Superior vocal talent...The Kinsey Sicks always glitter."
~ New York Citysearch "Dragapella hit this city like a breath of fresh air.... It is sassy, imaginative and very funny!"
~ David Rothenberg, WBAI Radi "Raw talent ... They write, arrange and perform all of their numbers, a cappella, and they do it really, really well ... there's something for everyone with the Kinsey Sicks ... tightly knit harmony that rivals any other musical performer in town."
~ Provincetown Banner "Irreverent...funny...you may be a groupie by the end."
~ Washington Blade (Washington, DC) "The Sicks are a unique and exhilarating experience experience that is on a fast track to stardomƒThey are originals not imitations, who deliver on the promise of brassy over the top personalities, flamboyant showmanship and music so good it takes your breath away."
~ In News Weekly (Boston) "Intelligent...unique...They do everything with a melodic blend rarely seen in even the most popular boy bands."
~ Watermark (St. Petersburg, FL) "Fabulous...amazing..."
~ Pride Guide (Washington, DC) "The Kinsey Sicks captivated the crowd with super singing, campy choreography, and outrageous humor."
~ Update (San Diego) "That wacky, zany quartet of bedazzling and oh-so-talented singersƒ.promises to take the Big Apple by storm."
~ San Francisco Frontiers "Hilarious lyrics, impeccable timing, precise harmonies...and two delightful cd's."
~ Chicago Free Press "Boyz 2 Girlz features the Kinsey Sicks's trademark a capella harmonies and their brilliant and inspired parody lyrics...flawless."
~ Chicago Outlines "The harmonies are wonderful and the entire concept behind what the Kinsey Sicks actually do onstage is outrageous...the production was so finely thought out that everyone in the sold-out house got more than their money's worth."
~ Spectrum "The Kinsey Sicks bring its trademark mix of stylish vocals, bad wigs and wicked satire... expect the usual over-the-top schtick and more."
~ SF Chronicle "There is enough here to keep you laughing for hours...you will be amazed at the harmony."
~ Decisions New Orleans "Gorgeous voices...near-genius lyrical rediscoveries of old and contemporary hits...their numbers are so funny you don't even notice the beauty of their harmonizing..."
~ San Francisco City Search/Channel 7 (ABC) "Playing four shows a week to standing ovations...it seems the Kinsey Sicks are beyond the need for an agent..."
~ Playbill Online "See them now before they become big ticket items and you have to pay some scalper a fortune...Do it. I mean it!"
~ SF Bay Times "(The Kinsey Sicks) will have you nearly falling off your bar stool with laughter...some of the best a capella you have ever heard."
~ The Daily Nebraskan "A talented quartet of singers who flawlessly blend their voices in complicated four-part harmony...Their songs can be both hilarious and moving...One of the hottest shows to emerge on the gay cabaret circuit in recent years."
~ Lincoln Journal Star
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