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  Anton Du Beke
With their first CD yet to be released The Choirboys are already being widely regarded as a mould-breaking boy band, combining the popular sensibility of many of their predecessors with an astounding command of vocal technique and musical gravitas.
Band members Ben Inman, Patrick Aspbury (both aged 12) and CJ Porter-Thaw (soon to be 11) have many things in common, not least that they are among the very best treble voices the UK currently has to offer and all three sing in two of the most esteemed choirs in the country.
Yet these boys are modern choirboys, indeed are modern children with the same likes and dislikes and the same pursuits as all their peers.
www.musicpartnership.co.uk /Pages/choirboys.html   (307 words)

 The Choirboys (band) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The original members of the band were Mark Gable on vocals, Ian Hulme on bass, Lindsay Tebbutt on drums, and Brad Carr on guitar.
The Choirboys returned to the live scene in 1986, opening for Deep Purple on their tour.
The band returned to the Australian singles charts in Australia in July 2004 when dance producer Nick Skitz asked Gable to sing "Run to Paradise" on a dance reworking.
www.danceage.com.cob-web.org:8888 /biography/sdmc_The_Choirboys_(band)   (495 words)

 "The Talmud Society" - A memoir of Keidan
Reb Bertsik and his choirboys had sung until late in the night, and only the klezmorim were missing from the party.
The band had hardly begun to play when everyone realized the danger in allowing such a noisy band as this one to play in the middle of the night.
After a long deliberation it was decided: the band leader should be invited to the table for some refreshment, and his half-asleep musicians -- after each had received a drink, a snack and a few coins cigarette money -- were thanked for not playing and sent home to their barracks.
mywebpages.comcast.net /acassel/keidan/talmudsociety.html   (1203 words)

 <<Choirboys Band Bio>>
For many years Choirboys have been performing in pubs, clubs, theatres, concert halls and football grounds around the world.
On stage THE CHOIRBOYS are energetic, charismatic and compelling musicians.
With a reputation as one of Australia's foremost live rock bands CHOIRBOYS are a must see.
www.choirboys.net /pages/cbbio1.htm   (311 words)

 The Harbour Agency: Choirboys
The name CHOIRBOYS is synonymous with great Pub Rock and for two decades their unique style and sound has positioned them alongside the greats of Australian rock including AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Cold Chisel.
After recently completing their national Pub Crawl tour CHOIRBOYS have taken some time off to prepare for the imminent release of an acoustic album under the Liberation Blue label.
In September 2005 the CHOIRBOYS (featuring Mark Gable, Ian Hulme and Paul Wheeler) are set to return to Sydney’s live music circuit in true style.
www.theharbouragency.com /artist-profile/choirboys   (294 words)

 The Choirboys - MUSIC NEWS - I Like Music
Two months ago the country had never heard of The Choirboys, today Sunday (3rd Dec) a 10-year-old, and two 12-year-olds have broken all records achieving the biggest-selling debut album in the history of the UK classical charts (The Official UK Charts).
The Choirboys, the debut album from the world's first Choir boy-band, has achieved the highest first week sales in the history of the UK Classical chart, selling more then such household names as Pavarotti, Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and many more.
The Choirboys, the first ever choir boy band, are to give proceeds from their forthcoming single Tears in Heaven to the NSPCC to raise money for the children's charity.
www.ilikemusic.com /music_news/The_Choirboys-1989   (481 words)

 About the band
Thus she drifted away from music for a while whilst concentrating on her other artistic output, although she always indulged her love of singing, developing a wide variety of vocal styles ranging from the soft and sultry to truly rock goddess power vocals.
Alternating studying and work left her little time for music for a while, although a recent change of job has now left her plenty of time to dedicate herself to playing and singing in the band, where she is definitely helping to create the definitive TVM sound.
E has enjoyed a comfortable life as a drum soft synth for quite a while, happy to handle rhythmic chores as the band requires, although he is a little worried about being replaced.
www.irkar.com /tvm/about.html   (712 words)

 The Choirboys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Choirboys (British New Wave band), British band, 1977-1981.
The Choirboys (boyband), a British boyband of cathedral choristers.
The Choirboys (film), the 1977 film, starring Perry King.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Choirboys   (107 words)

 The Choirboys (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Choirboys is a 1975 book written by novelist and former LAPD policeman Joseph Wambaugh.
The story is a tragicomic look at the on- and off-duty exploits of a group of policemen in Los Angeles' Rampart District who conduct unauthorized end-of-watch meetings or "choir practice" sessions in MacArthur Park, one of which ends with the accidental shooting of a young park transient.
"The Choirboys" is considered an indictment of police hierarchy in general especially because of the way the investigation into the shooting was handled.
the-choirboys.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (554 words)

 NOFX: Never Trust a Hippy EP Aversion.com Review
It’s a summation of the band’s religious and philosophical view of late, a view that overflows from each the EP’s half dozen songs.
Time and again, the band manages to please their long-time fans while simultaneously lining their pockets – no small feat for a band that’s been at for more than 15 years.
And it seems the band has finally accepted that they are in fact a religion, albeit a religion founded on Vicodin and the Germs, but a religion none the less.
www.aversion.com /bands/reviews.cfm?f_id=2504   (447 words)

 The Posies
They spent years noodling around in different styles and bands, culminating in a 1988 homade cassette they enginereed, arranged and played all the instruments on -- record in Auer's basement on his Dad's eight-track recorder.
The Posies were one of the first Seattle bands signed by a major label.
Dave still plays with the band he was in before joining the Posies.
www.theposies.net /press/interviews/93presskit.htm   (1038 words)

 Choirboys (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The pub fridge metaphor is apt: the Choirboys have almost lived in its glow since '79.
But they're also one of precious few bands of the pub rock era to chart an uninterrupted course into the 21st Century.
Last Night of My Life was a Choirboys B-he Mark rediscovered between the wood and wires of his acoustic guitar.
www.acousticseries.com.au.cob-web.org:8888 /Choirboys.htm   (423 words)

 Bee Gees website Gibb Service International, Walking down memory lane
The Bee Gees toured with their band, formed in 1975 and which consisted of Dennis Bryon on drums, Blue Weaver on various keyboards, and Alan Kendall on lead guitar.
Having a band that knows how we play and sing and write has really been one of the keys to our sound.
Dennis' very first gig with the band was at the Festival Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra behind him.
www.brothersgibb.org /memories.html   (2494 words)

 Siren 2004:And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
With a penchant for stun-guitar riffs and peripatetic drums and bass bombast, these seemingly disturbed individuals are actually four former choirboys with advanced theories of music who draw inspiration from ancient texts and anthropological mysteries.
Three lead singers, a wall of textured intensity and no shortage of hooks ensure a visceral live set that is more akin to a hazy fever dream than another punk rock show.
Quoth the Band Member: "I refuse to believe that the evolution of rock 'n' roll has ceased.
www.villagevoice.com /siren/2004/bands/trailofdead.html   (126 words)

 Hardrush Music - Dean Haitani
The move to his own music was the right one and soon Dean was supporting the likes of Ian Moss (Cold Chisel),The Choirboys (Oz Rock Band), American blues artist Joe Lewis Walker and Dutch Tilders.
By 15 he had his first band, and by 17 was offered the guitar spot in Tania Kernaghan's band.
Cover bands,blues bands and solo gigs have honed his craft to a polish that reflects a bright future in the crystal ball.
www.hardrushmusic.com /dean_haitani.html   (469 words)

 Folk, Funk and Punk Isle of Wight 1980s
It was from here that the band were signed to Polydor and taken up to Chipping Norton studios in Oxfordshire to record their first album.
Named after a book by Joseph Nambaugh called 'The Choirboys' the band hit their peak in the 'new romantic' period of Duran Duran.
One band that kicked the eighties in with a blast were the Jetts.
www.iowrock.demon.co.uk /archive/iow_archive_1980s.html   (706 words)

 Choirboys sell-out
The choirboy trio will also broadcast live from the Cathedral onto part of the BBC’s ‘Children in Need’ programme tomorrow night (Friday 18th November).
The concert, which starts at 7.30pm will take a short break for the live broadcast at around 7.45pm, before resuming the rest of their programme.
The trio, whose CD will be launched on 28th November, will perform a number of songs from their new album, including the single track ‘Tears in Heaven,’ which is a version originally sung by Eric Clapton and tipped to be this year’s Christmas number one.
www.proweb.co.uk /~sdbf/Choirboys_sell-out.htm   (400 words)

 WarnerClassics : Artist Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
They are boys, and they sing, but don’t call them choirboys.
Libera prefer to be called a vocal group — a real boy band, if you like.
And from the first soaring atmospheric bars of their CD, you know that they are unlike any vocal group — or choirboys - you’ve ever heard.
www.warnerclassics.com /artistbiography.php?artist=2707   (657 words)

 BCSD - Ben Inman
Ben Inman, 12 from Yorkshire, was picked from the Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire, directed by Paul Hale, to be a member of "The Choirboys".
Featuring Patrick Aspbury The Choirboys Ben Inman C.
The choir’s celebrity chorister, Ben Inman, who is a member of The Choirboys band, is also featured on the DVD, talking about his experiences in the past year.
www.boysoloist.com /artist.asp?VID=1847   (352 words)

 CBBC Newsround | Music | Choirboys sign £500k record deal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Three choirboys are celebrating after landing a massive £500,000 deal with top record label Universal Classics.
The band, called The Choirboys, also feature the music to The Vicar of Dibley on their CD.
Patrick and CJ were both discovered singing at King's School near Cambridge, and Ben was found in the choir at Minster School in Nottingham.
news.bbc.co.uk /cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4200000/newsid_4208200/4208244.stm   (194 words)

 Press Releases - Choirboy star, Ben Inman welcomes would-be choristers
Boys from across Nottinghamshire are being given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Ben Inman, from Bilsthorpe, who shot to fame last year as a member of the first choir boy-band — ‘The Choirboys’.
The day is especially aimed at any boys aged 7-9 who would like to try out singing in a choir or who already sing in a choir, although boys and girls who would like to find out more about the Choir are also welcome to attend.
Families will be taken on a tour of the Minster, which will begin with a private showing of the film about the Minster, its work and music.
www.southwell.anglican.org /Choirboy.html   (309 words)

 ...Trail of Dead - Interview with Conrad Keely - openingbands.com
The Austin band...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are just as well-known for their cataclysmic, destructive onstage personalities as they are for the spiralling, melodically triumphant songs they write.
We had a chance to speak with Conrad Keely, the band's oftentimes songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and visual artist; who gave us some insight on the band's philosophy - past, present, and future.
we met Danny on tour with another band, he just kind of came along for the ride, and so, that was something we just, uh, we liked his personality even before we knew if he could play bass or not.
www.openingbands.com /printerfriendly.race?ID=629   (2930 words)

 Top20 Band Sites
A singer and songwriter from Melbourne who has gathered a strong following and excellent reviews both for her unique live shows and her records, including the debut album "Zero", the new album "Deity"...
Fell to Erin are a four piece rock band from sunny Hobart, Tasmania.
National finalists in the 2000 National Campus band Competition, they play loud music, and quiet music.
www.chartcentral.com /amc/top.bands4.html   (400 words)

 Nick Skitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His first pop hit "Slave to the Music" reached the top 20 in Australia in November 2003 and was a cover of an original song by Twenty 4 Seven.
In 2004, he joined forces with Mark Gable, lead singer of Australian rock band The Choirboys to rework their 1987 Australian #1 hit "Run to Paradise" as a dance track.
The song, billed as Nick Skitz vs. the Choirboys, debuted in the top 20 of the Australian pop charts in July 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nick_Skitz   (222 words)

 TMOTTGoGo -- Xodus Band
Xodus is a ten-member band; most of the members started by playing with secular bands.
One of the first changes was their band.
I've always been in a band, except for a two-year absence when I joined the military.
www.tmottgogo.com /jenxodus.html   (961 words)

 Christmas Number 1 2005 - SceneUK.com
Choral boy band The Choirboys and Westlife with Diana Ross are the favourites for the Christmas number one, according to HMV and William Hill.
In what could prove to be one of the closest competitions in years, HMV is tipping The Choirboys' rendition of Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven for the festive top slot, while bookmakers William Hill are backing Westlife’s duet with Diana Ross on When You Tell Me That You Love Me.
The race is particularly open this year as there is no obvious charity hit, as was the case last year with Band Aid 20.
www.sceneuk.com /showthread.php?t=7364   (562 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Choirboys: Music: The Choirboys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But never mind the cassocks and surplices--The Choirboys might sing like angels, but they look more like a stylish boy band in their designer suits.
Although mostly made up of traditional choral music such as Allegri’s Miserere and Bach’s Ave Maria, their album includes the themes of TV shows Mr Bean and The Vicar Of Dibley, and pop oldies like Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven and He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, popularized by Neil Diamond and The Hollies.
Billed as the first ever choral boy band, The Choirboys - Ben, Patrick and C.J. - were plucked from obscurity at auditions that took place at fifty different cathedrals and churches all over the UK.
www.amazon.co.uk /Choirboys/dp/B000B9VDLU   (1347 words)

 Tony Le Rhodes - Drum Solo Artist
Oct 2004: Performed a series of concerts as drummer for the Korean pop band, H2O.
Feb - Aug 2002: Was invited to Seoul as a guest of FIFA 2002 World Cup and the J.W. Marriott Hotel to perform during the World Cup with Australian dance\funk band, Party Vibe.
Former member of the popular `80s Australian band the "CHOIRBOYS", which had #1 hits both in Australia and overseas.
www.drumsoloartist.com /Site/Drummers2/Tony_Le_Rhodes.html   (477 words)

 Choirboys Page
The trio of trebles, who all sing in boy choirs, have just been signed to a major record deal by the music giant behind opera superstars Pavarotti and Bocelli, and rappers Eminem and 50 Cent.
But never mind the cassocks and surplices - The Choirboys might sing like angels but look more like a stylish boy band in their designer suits.
Of course those voices could not only be the making of the boys, but also — quite literally — the breaking.
val.fancourt.users.btopenworld.com /Choirboys/Choirboys.htm   (737 words)

 ChoirBoys – Music at Last.fm
ChoirBoys isn’t yet available to play on Last.fm radio.
ChoirBoys might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
:-(One's a rock band from Australia and the other's actual Choirboys (3 of 'em from the UK).
www.last.fm /music/ChoirBoys   (141 words)

 Liturgica.com | Liturgics | Western Latin Liturgics | Chant Development | Early Western Chant
Great patrons of the next century — Louis XI in France, Lorenzo the Magnificent in Florence, the Dukes of Ferrara — bought up the same talent.
One Ockeghemite who has resurfaced impressively on recordings is Nicolas Gombert, who worked on and off in the court of Charles V. His career was interrupted when he was found to have violated one of his choirboys and was exiled to the high seas on a trireme galley.
He writes polyphony of unsettling force; he is so intent on keeping his voices in uninterrupted motion that he overlooks (or perhaps seeks out) searing dissonances along the way.
www.liturgica.com /html/litPView3.jsp?hostname=null   (1573 words)

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