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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican 2024

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 23rd March 2024

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Put on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet, put on your dancing shoes and bring your finest singing voices, as we cordially invite you to witness the Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops). Founded in 2006 in Barnsley Rock City in t'North, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Far from being your average folk band, this cult-like collective of like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive. They have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new satirical comedy lyrics, on folk instruments. To complete their squeaky-clean image, this band of brothers-from-other-mothers have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear.

As a group that is both perpetually on the move and joyously independent, they have brought smiles and belly-laughs to sell-out audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glastonbury to Glasgow. They continue to wow audiences with their anarchic live shows and a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of “Jump Ararnd”, “The Lady In Greggs”, "Goat Yoga", "How Deep Is Your Glove?", "Walking In Manp*ss" and "If I Could Punch A Face, It'd Be Justin Biebers".


They claim to be the UK's hardest working comedy band, and having done close to 1300 side-splitting shows to date, it's not difficult to see why. The band can't wait to return to Melbourne Assembly Rooms for a rip-roaring night. Their ever-growing army of tank-topped 'Doonifans' will no doubt be in attendance for this very special evening, where Scott and Alan will be performing alongside new kid on the block, Mo-Jo Doonican

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