A Few of Their Favourite Things

ZOOMER Magazine - - ENTERTAINMENT - — As told to Der­ick Chetty

The Top Ac­ces­sory

“I started col­lect­ing hats since I was a teen. Now it’s be­come my sig­na­ture with the group – en­tirely by ac­ci­dent. Once, dur­ing re­hearsal, I wore one and a lot of peo­ple com­mented on it.

I’ve worn all sorts of hats, but Karyn Gin­gras of Lil­liput Hats is awe­some and cus­tom-makes my hats.” —Vic­tor Mi­callef

The Hol­i­day Cock­tail

“There’s some­thing about the OldFash­ioned that makes me think of the hol­i­days. But yeah, Maker’s Mark, maraschino cherry ac­tion and some su­gar, orange rind, mud­dle it a lit­tle bit, and it’s just straight booze and a gi­ant ice cube, and you’re in trou­ble in about five min­utes. But less calo­ries, more al­co­hol – you know, so you can save room for food!” —Clifton Mur­ray. “I do like whisky, so at Christ­mas time, it’s a hot toddy, sit by the fire, throw on Bing Crosby and fugh-getabout-it!” —Fraser Wal­ters

The On-the-Road Rem­edy

“We al­ways keep oil of oregano around be­cause it’s an­tivi­ral and an­tibac­te­rial. As soon as you feel a bit of tin­gle, you have to take care of it. It’s also dry on the road, so the hu­mid­i­fier thing is good. I have a hand-held va­por­izer you can put cap­sules in of pep­per­mint. Eu­ca­lyp­tus also keeps your voice moist on the road.” —Vic­tor Mi­callef. “Bee pollen re­ally lubes up the voice, and it also helps with any bac­te­ria or viruses com­ing your way. We’re al­ways look­ing for lit­tle things and we found Nat­u­ral Or­gan­ics Throat Coat tea, which we al­ways have be­fore ev­ery show, so they’ve been keep­ing us healthy for eight years.” —Fraser Wal­ters

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