A Few of Their Favourite Things
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