October 06, 2007

A digression

I think I've mentioned before that I have a small thing for musical guys. And just because I just caught the tale end of The Sideshow on the ABC and heard Paul McDermott singing and was reminded all over again what a beautiful voice he has (plus the man, imho is hawt...not in the classically handsome way but he has the wicked twinkle)
here's a little treat.

Paul and the other two Doug Anthony Allstars singing one of my fave songs, Throw Your Arms Around Me by The Hunters and Collectors. And given that that setence may mean little to the non aussies...the DAAS were a hilarious comedy, cabaret trio in Australia in the early nineties. I was lucky enough to see them live a few times. Their stock in trade was slightly subversive, always wicked musical humour but every so often they'd stop and sing something straight and inevitably bring the house down because they were so damn good. Sadly DAAS broke up and since then I've never understood why Paul hasn't recorded albums but luckily he pops up on TV and in theatre fairly regularly here and has another group GUD.

Still, we don't get to hear him often enough, so thank you YouTube!

3 comments:

Blue Tyson said...

McDermott hasn't recorded any albums most likely because as singers go, he makes a good comedy show MC.

Keziah Hill said...

God how I love that song! They do a fantastic version of it!

Robyn E said...

I still remember watching them busk in Bourke Street Mall. They were hot.