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D*Town Sings

It's a well-known fact that beer makes everyone a better singer. Two local music legends are inviting everyone who has every fancied themselves a pub performer to join in a communal choir for a new monthly event.

By Tamara Howie

Musicians David Garnham and Ben Allen will teach amateur singers three party harmonies for a classic tune – all in the space of a few hours. 

“It’s that whole premise of a very informal, very fun format, where we’ll bring people together to belt out a tune,” Garnham says.

“By the end, we’ll all be singing like a bunch of endearing, knock-about louts at the pub.”

Can’t sing? Don’t let that stop you; it’s all about having a good time with your mates.

“It's for all singing abilities – you don’t even have to be of the bathroom singing standard, you can be an entry level bathroom singer,” Garnham says.

Each month a new song will be selected, but the tune for May is a tightly kept secret, though Garnham did drop a few hints for those able to decipher his clues.

“We wanted to pick an Aussie classic, and there’s nothing more Aussie than claiming a song that was written by a New Zealander and pretending it’s Australian,”  he says.

“The song we have in mind has a rousing large chorus and a couple of big moments that will hopefully give us spine-tingling, hair-raising moments of beauty in amongst lashings of charm and good times.”

Fri 10 May | 7pm | Darwin Ski Club | $15 |

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