Kirkcaldy’s Kings’ hoodies are the best ... Barr none

The Kings Beards -Dave Clark and Stephen Barbour - with competition winners, brothers Joseph (7) and Kaleb Barr (5) (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)
The Kings Beards -Dave Clark and Stephen Barbour - with competition winners, brothers Joseph (7) and Kaleb Barr (5) (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)
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Two of the rare Kings Theatre hoodies will be seen around town after a pair of Kirkcaldy youngsters won them in a competition.

Joseph (7) and Kaleb (5) Barr met with Stephen Barbour and Dave Clark – known collectively as The Kings Beards – after gaining the most votes in a selfie contest which ran through December.

Dave with Space bassist, Phil Hartley

Dave with Space bassist, Phil Hartley

Stephen said: “Basically it was get your picture taken with us, post it on to the Kings Theatre Facebook page and then share it.

“We put them all out to the public vote on, and the one with most likes got picked on New Year’s Day.”

The victorious brothers were invited to the theatre to collect their personalised hoodies, but there was almost a last-minute setback.

Stephen said: “Apparently Joseph wasn’t going to come because he’d heard I’d shaved my beard off!”

Stephen’s infamous lengthy beard had been subject to a much-needed trim on Friday courtesy of First Class Turkish Barbers.

“We showed it on Facebook live so Joseph’s mum had to show him I still had it before he would come down!

“It was starting to get on my nerves and was getting in the way, but I’ll probably grow it back because I’m lazy.”

Also sporting a Kings Theatre hoodie this week is Space bassist Phil Hartley, who was given one after the Liverpool band played Society on Sunday via Stephen’s management company SPB Events.

He said: “It was a great gig and Phil and Tommy Scott, the singer, even managed to find time for a tour of the theatre. Phil likes it so much that he said they’d like to shoot a video there.

“There’s a lot of interest. Everything is so positive at the moment, we’re getting there.”