Sunday, 11 February 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018

How do The Magnificent AK47 make such a big sound?


We are often asked by other choirs, jealous of our thick, rich, creamy "bottom end", how we manufacture that magnificent noise that is the "sound of testosterone".   

The answers simple really, to capture that sound that awesome, we use Big Mics.



Prepare yourself for sounds of giants.... 
Gigantic - coming to a music playing device near you soon.
#alt.mvc at its best.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The "Feet Mystery" revealed, a bit



The mysterious posting from the other day is revealed!  But to explain, there is a good reason for it...

It all happened during the recording of our "tricky" second LP (Long Player, google it kiddies) in an effort to keep the blokes nice and comfy and not make the floorboards creak too much, although there are suspicions that it might have been knees making that noise at the Boot Camp.

"And how did it go?", you ask, well, we'll find out soon when we all hear the playback, but suffice to say, some of it was quite Magnificent, if not Gigantically Good.

Thanks to Bill H for the pic and cartoon.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Just what the Magnificent heck is going on here?



It was just a regular Saturday afternoon but some strange things are happening in the Ashton Keynes School Hall... gigantic things, even

An explanation will follow... as soon as we have one!

Friday, 19 January 2018

WARNING!: These men are Live and dangerously entertaining



Last seen around these parts with the full compliment of Spooky Men on their night off in the The White Hart, Stephen Taberner, better known as the whimsical mastermind behind the Spooky Men's Chorale,  offers for public amusement a musical wrestle to the death with his beloved double bass B, which typically involves a highly charming collection of songs, some moody, some funky, and some downright ridiculous.

For this pointless spectacle he will be joined by fellow spooky man Jack Fitzgrerald Sice (Ukelele/Guitar/Vocals), who has seemingly mastered the difficult art of not only sounding beautiful in his own right, but subtly enhancing whatever else is happening at the time, and has a fantastic beard....which may ultimately involve the recruitment of the glorious and/or unformed musical talents of the audience.

The pair are due to be appearing in The White Hart on Tuesday 23rd January with the fun start some time after 19:30 (your timings & mileage may vary, profits can go up and down, etc etc) so toddle along for some seriously good entertainment for so early in the week!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Language of Life- Say It with Sound



We may be a little late to the party and informing you of this, but one of our number tipped us off about this particularly interesting set of lectures from the BBC.

Sophie Scott, a professor of neuroscience at University College London explores how and why the human voice evolved to become the most versatile sound producer in the natural world and how our vocal cords can open and close more than a thousand times a second and how we can use our throats for breathing, eating and communicating.

The explanation of how we hear is fascinating and makes you wonder how it manages to work at all with so many moving parts!

See and hear it from the BBC website at Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - 2017: The Language of Life: 1. Say It with Sound but hurry, there are only a few days left.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Sing!Sing!Sing! New podcast


Just released by a certain Mr James Sills, he of Bebington Bittermen, Spooky Men's Chorale, Singing in the Shed and BlokeFest fame, to name but a few of his musical personas, is a brand new podcast dedicated to, er, you guessed it, singing!

At first sight (and sound) it looks mighty professional and a really good vibe resource to have in the singing community.

Don't delay, go to http://www.jamessillsmusic.co.uk/podcast.html or www.singsingsing.net or https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sing-sing-sing/id1334376315 or point your podcast device to search for "singsingsing" and enjoy away, and who knows, maybe you'll hear some more familiar voices on future episodes...