Thursday, 9 March 2017

Magnificent ChoirJams


The blokes are back in action this weekend (after the Rugby!) in unison with the rather marvellous Choirjam of Keynsham, near a regular stomping ground of ours of that there Bristol.

Choirjam are a great, fun bunch and we are looking forward to joining them on a, er, joint number at St John’s Church, 1 The Park, Keynsham BS31 2BL

Tickets: £10 adv.  £12 on the door.  £8 concs – U18, student (on production of student card), unemployed (on production of UB40 or similar).  Available from: www.keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk, emma@choirjam.co.uk, St John’s Parish Office 0117 986 3354.

Doors & Bar open 7 pm.  Starts 7.30 pm and The Magnificent AK47 are running the bar, so what could possibly go wrong?!  Come along and find out...

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Shed heaven


What a great pleasure it was to revisit Singing in the Shed this weekend...!

Such fabulous fun singing some beautiful and some fantastically energising pieces of music with a great bunch of blokes - even the 7:30am fire alarm that got everybody out of the hostel in the rain didn't dampen the experience.

And remember please gentlemen, "TWO rows".

Looking forward to BlokeFest already - but if you haven't already got your ticket then you had better head over to BlokeFest.net to get it as there are even fewer left after this weekend.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Two more sleeps till Singing in the Shed 2017


Not long now till many of us pack our ear plugs and BlokeFest T-Shirts and head up North and West a bit for this year's Singing in the Shed extravaganza.

Have a look at some of the interesting nuggets at https://www.facebook.com/singingintheshed/ and not forgetting that it is now only four months to go to BlokeFest which has only a few dozen tickets left on sale already so hop on over to http://www.blokefest.net/ to secure yours before they are all gone.

And happy singing, Shedders.  Hopefully some pics and stories will emerge.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Singing with the trees & sculptures




A warm winter welcome awaits at what should be a very intriguing singing session in amongst the extraordinary setting of the Somerford Keynes Sculpture Park.

The location alone looks worth the price of admission and on top you will get a warm welcome and a wonderful afternoon singing.

See http://www.elementalsculpturepark.com/ for more information about the location and enjoy.


Friday, 3 February 2017

Can you like a gringo like these lot? More Magnificent Movies


He's been at it again.... 

The Magnificent MovieMeister has been busy creating a visual homage to our audio homage about the dangers of being an hombre in the Wild West of North North Wiltshire and beyond.

The new creation can be witnessed here.


And you might like to reference the original inspiration for the song as re-written by Roger Jackson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rcfOuaEmOE.

And don't forget that the blokes will be in action behind the bar of The White Hart Inn this very Saturday - see http://themagnificentak47.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/home-town-blokes.html for some more info.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Home town blokes


"The blokes are back in town" as Thin Lizzy once famously sang.  And they are.

For one night only The Magnificent AK47 will be behind the bar at The White Hart Inn... 

Sounds like an ill-advised idea but it was thought to be a very novel way of singing to as many people as possible so they could hear the blokes.  We'll see how it goes and the landlady will be in the front watching that no one nicks a sneaky free top up!

The blokes will be performing short sets at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm to allow for other punters to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and entry is Free of Charge although there may be some burly blokes on the door waving donation buckets if you want to get out...

So, come along for a drink and a sing this coming Saturday. 


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Bradford Roots belter under the belt


Bradford Roots has been a great way to get the local festival season kick started for FIVE years now and this year's was another belter.

The blokes were very pleased to be invited back and put on a strong show on the main stage to a pretty much full auditorium and a very appreciative crowd to boot.

And, ne'er a "prop" in sight as we performed entirely gimmick-less, no hats, no beards, no nufin' but our naked voices, for the first time since the last time (which was probably by accident...!).  

It felt a bit odd, but maybe next time we can use the full kit list as we sing in The White Hart in Ashton Keynes on Saturday 4th February, more of which soon, but in the next post we need to celebrate a significant landmark for this august channel - can you guess what it might be??

P.S. And thanks to Valerie Moss for allowing us to use this picture she took of us in action.