Scared Weird Little Guys

Multi-award Winning Musical and Comedic Entertainers

The multi award winning Scared Weird Little Guys are one of the world's most successful and sought-after musical comedy groups. Their clever songs, spontaneous wit and musical stunts have entertained and delighted audiences internationally for almost three decades.

Performing since 1990, Scared Weird Little Guys have proven themselves to be accomplished musicians, comedians, composers and entertainers. Since forming, the Scaredies (Rusty Berther and John Chaplin-Fleming) have toured extensively throughout the world, enthralling audiences at over 4000 shows in Canada, the US, UK, Asia, New Zealand and their native Australia. They have released seven CDs and one DVD; performed shows with symphony orchestras, rock bands and big bands; appeared at folk festivals, comedy festivals, street festivals and fringe festivals; and written and performed shows for arts councils, planetariums, awards nights and countless corporate functions.

The Scaredies' unique blend of musical and comedic talent has been recognised with numerous awards in many countries. Awards include: an Aria in 2005 for Best Comedy Release - Bits and Pieces; a Mo award for Comedy Group of the Year (2000); an AIA for Best Comedy Release - Scared (1995); US National Association for Campus Activities 1995 Entertainers of the Year; and Canadian Organisation for Campus Activities 1995 Best Variety Act.

Client testimonials

Everybody raved over their performance. They were definitely a highlight of the evening. It was just what we were looking for - we had a diverse range of ages in the audience who all really enjoyed their performance.

Fujitsu Australia

The Scared Weird Little Guys were very entertaining and were well received by those in attendance. Many laughs were had by all.

Bunnings Buildings Supplies

Outrageous! Absolutely brilliant, really easy guys to work with, very receptive to the audiences needs and event theming.


Brilliant Entertainment. Added a little bit of customisation - just right. They deserved and received a rave response that has continued beyond the Conference. Very professional

OAMPS Insurance Brokers

Comedy with music is a difficult medium. Names such as Victor Borge, Anna Russell and Danny Kaye stand out, but the list of great performers soon thins out. The Scared Weird Little Guys can stand tall in this celebrated company

The Ballarat Courier, April 2004

If they had called themselves the hilarious Musical Comedy Giants it might have sounded like bragging, but it would be a more accurate description.

Adelaide Advertiser, March 2006

Perfect choice of material for the type of guests we had. Everyone had lots of fun and the party was a great success. The Scaredies were awesome.


They may not be scared, weird or little, but they can certainly sing…these guys are in perfect sync

Sunday Herald Sun, April 2009

Talented disturbed Aussies…provide all the entertainment you could dream of…brash, hilarious, sharp

3 Weeks Edinburgh, August 2001

Impressively musical…great entertainers…screamingly funny…

The Scotsman, August 2001