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Pub Choir Is Touring Its Boozy Communal Karaoke Sessions Around Australia This Summer

Singing in a crowd is back.
By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2021
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Like karaoke? Fond of singing along to well-known songs, especially with a drink in your hand? Happy to belt out a tune in a crowd? If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then it's time to up your crooning game during Pub Choir's new Australian tour — aka the boozy sing-along that's all about giving your lungs a workout between sips.

Since early 2017 in Brisbane, Pub Choir has been amassing brew-loving music fans in venues around the Queensland city. The regular event asks its attendees to learn a particular song in three-part harmonies, with talented professionals on hand each time to show everyone the ropes and lead the way. Every evening then culminates in a big boozy singing session, with the event making its way to bigger Brissie locations over the years, as well venturing around the country. Now, it's hitting up every Aussie capital across January and February 2022.

The vibe: a far more organised version of exactly what happens whenever someone puts 'Wonderwall' or 'Weather With You' on the pub jukebox. And, now that communal singing in public is back after all the various pandemic-related restrictions that've come our way over the past two years, you can expect this tour to feel particularly celebratory, too.

Pub Choir was a big hit during lockdowns, and as life started to return to normal as well; you might've taken part in Couch Choir in 2020, or watched the Australia's Biggest Singalong special on SBS earlier in 2021.

Run by Astrid Jorgensen and Waveney Yasso, its IRL events are mighty popular, too — unsurprisingly — with tickets getting snapped up very quickly each time. So if you're keen to sing and drink with a theatre full of people, you'll want to book asap.

PUB CHOIR CHEAP THERAPY 2022 TOUR:

Tuesday, January 11 — The Kambri Precinct, Canberra
Wednesday, January 12 — Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday, January 17 — Astor Theatre, Perth
Tuesday, January 18 — Freo Social, Fremantle
Wednesday, January 19 — Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
Thursday, January 20 — Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Tuesday, January 25 — Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Thursday, January 27 — The Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday, February 2–Wednesday, February 3 — The Tivoli, Brisbane

Pub Choir's Cheap Therapy tour runs from January 11–February 2, 2022. For further details or to book tickets, head to the Pub Choir website.

Top image: Jacob Morrison.

Published on December 07, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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