Scared Weird Little Guys Biography

Scared Weird Little Guys (also referred to as SWLG or The Scaredies) are an Australian comedy music duo formed in July 1990. Comprising John Chaplin-Fleming (vocals, guitar) and Rusty Berther (vocals, guitar, banjo).

In 1987 John joined Four Chairs No Waiting, an a cappella group comprising of David Holmes, Ramsey Collins and Rusty. The group performed aboard a Fairstar cruise as well as touring RSL clubs around Sydney. They performed during most of Expo 88 in Brisbane. In 1989 Rusty and John joined The Phones, one of Australia's top a cappella groups, which boasted members such as Paul Keelan, Michael Dalton and Reg Ellery. Performing at comedy and cabaret venues around Australia, the group also held a regular TV spot on Channel 7's Bert Newton Show. Following the group's break-up in 1990, John and Rusty teamed up and moved away from a cappella to concentrate on comedy routines.

The duo has had much success touring Australia, as well as more than 20 tours of festivals and college campuses in North America as well as three tours of the UK in 1997, 1998 and 2001.
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