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November 19, 2003

State Hornet

It’s kind of a drag to be in this quartet. Not that it’s bad to be in the Kinsey Sicks. But it’s a drag because, well, that’s what they do. The Kinsey Sicks are an award-winning a cappella “beautyshop quartet” who dress in drag for their over-the-top comedic performances.

“If you haven’t done drag, you need to, you’ll find out things you never knew about yourself,” Dilley said in a phone interview.

Witty musical parodies, like the Celine Dion riff “Why Does Celine Go On?”, the fellatio ode “I Will Swallow Him” and the soon-to-be Christmas classic “A Lay in a Manger,” have garnered acclaim from critics and fans alike. San Francisco Guardian readers named them “Best of the Bay” this year and they’ve been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for outstanding lyrics for “Dragapella!”

These queens aren’t like the ones who lip-synch to Cher - they are genuine a cappella talents. Sometimes people don’t take them seriously, said Keller, but that’s because they’ve only seen the Kinsey’s and haven’t heard them. More

Posted by acapnews at November 19, 2003 10:08 PM


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