The Strange Boys cover Dusty Springfield at Glastonbury

Austin band draw sizeable crowd for their performance on The Park Stage

The Strange Boys covered Dusty Springfield‘s classic ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ during their Glastonbury set on The Park Stage today (June 26).

The newcomers, who hail from Austin, Texas, drew an impressive crowd to their show.

“This is our first time at Glastonbury, it’s a very nice festival,” frontman Ryan Sambol told the audience early on, before commenting on the hospitality camping the band have been given.


“It’s weird – you can hear the whistling from the dance tents even though they’re, like, 10 miles away,” he joked.

The band’s recent single ‘Be Brave’ – taken from the album of the same name – got a strong reaction from the crowd, many of whom were singing along, while another cover of James Brown‘s ‘Think’ (originally released by The “5” Royales) also proved popular.

The Strange Boys played:

‘Friday In Paris’
‘Somewhere Else’
‘Poem Party’
‘Da Da’
‘Should Have Shot Paul’
‘Who Needs Who More’
‘Be Brave’
‘Hidden Meanings’
‘Laugh At Sex Not Her’
‘Soul Graffiti’
‘Keys To The Kingdom’
‘Night Might’
‘Gone Done Doomed Us’
‘A Walk On The Bleach’
‘The Weight’
‘Son Of A Preacher Man’

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