Pitch perfect Whiffenpoofs to perform in Bangkok


Yale’s very own Whiffenpoofs (aka the “Whiffs”) will be performing in the ‘City of Angels’ from August 7–9 at two of Bangkok’s premier hotels.

These fourteen talented Ivy League gentlemen are poised to thrill Thai music lovers with their unique a cappella singing style and (in)famous comedic antics.  The group is one of the world’s oldest and most famous American a cappella legends; so named for their light-hearted mood of “free and exuberant fancy”.

The Whiffenpoofs will be appearing in Bangkok from August 7-9. The Whiffenpoofs will be appearing in Bangkok from August 7-9.

The group’s repertoire draws on a long heritage of original arrangements from many styles and eras, whereby they routinely supplement their traditional barbershop and choral foundation with jazz standards, pop songs and comedy routines.  Some new additions to the repertoire include “Got to Get You into My Life”, “The Rainbow Connection”, “Nature Boy”, “Down by the Salley Gardens”, “The Boxer” and “Skinny Love”.

The Sukosol (formerly Siam City Hotel) will host the boys on Tuesday and Thursday night (August 7 & 9) at 8:30 p.m. in the newly opened Sapphire Bar.  The entry price of Baht 500 net entitles all attendees to one standard cocktail.  There is also a “dine & show” package available, including the performance, cocktail and gourmet Mediterranean buffet dinner at Primavera Italian Restaurant for Baht 1,100 net.

Alternatively, on Wednesday (August 8) at 7:00 p.m. they’ll perform at The Siam hotel.  This exclusive event (Baht 1,200++) features one hour of free-flow sunset cocktails and canapés overlooking the Chao Phraya River whilst the boys croon.  Afterwards savour a 15% discount on dining at the Deco Bar & Bistro.

Bookings for both venues is highly recommended as space is strictly limited.  Call 02 247 0123 #1916-8, 1944, 1912, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.sukosolhotels.com.