Monday, 11 September 2017

Back to School


Hopefully all the blokes will be re-invigorated and ready for getting back into action for a packed Autumn and into the Midwinter.

Forthcoming highlights include:
  • Singing in a massive resonant space in Birmingham Central Station
  • Recording a new LP's worth (ask anyone with grey hair kiddies...) of, er, recordings
  • Performing with two lovely lady choirs at our three gigs
  • Another big gig in Cirencester's Sundial Theatre
  • Getting in the mood for Yuletide with some singing in the pub
  • Thinking about going to Cork Festival next year!!
And no doubt there will be more as we bring a close to Year 9 of Magnificents and brace ourselves for celebrating our 10th year of lowering the tone with our high jinks.

And to get back into gear we are literally going back to School with our first workshop back in Ashton Keynes School Hall, Gosditch.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

It may go a bit quiet round here for a while...


Says it all really...

Much happening in the background and expect to burst back into life in September.

In the meantime, enjoy the Summer, what there is of it and see you when the nights start to draw in again and we all feel the need for a sing to cheers ourselves up.

Monday, 31 July 2017

If you go down to...

... the woods pub tonight, you're sure of a big surprise



The blokes in some woods.  

Tonight they, and "some others" will be in the pub for "not your average Monday night", even for Ashton Keynes...

But, shhhh, it's a secret.

And here is what it might sound like and something from the Magnificent Archive.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Another Spooky Summer of Love


They are big (& small), they are in black and they are rather superb... The Spooky Men's Chorale are back in the UK for another Summer of Love as they sing their way around these isles sprinkling sonic joy wherever they go.

These guys are the granddaddies of BlokeSong and the inspiration for our very own The Magnificent AK47 nearly a decade ago (!) and are a sight to see and a sound to luxuriate in with their deadpan humour and drop dead Georgian harmonies.

Check out their remaining tour dates at http://spookymen.com/gigs/ and maybe witness them slightly nearer to home & Magnificent HQ.... watch this space for more Magnificent Spooky news.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

TMAK47 at AKMAF

A slightly belated THANK YOU and VERY WELL DONE to all involved with the inaugural Ashton Keynes Music and Arts Festival that took place at the end of June & first weekend of July this year.

The Magnificent AK47 played a small but not insignificant part running the bar at the Village Voices event that combined choral groups from across the village.  

Performing were the cute beyond belief School Choir, the rather wonderful Siren Sisters, the re-invigorated Village Choir and little old us finishing things of with a killer set that we would like to think was rather well received... that is until the final number which combined all the choirs and quite literally there wasn't a dry eye in the place by the end.

A great way to celebrate all the fabulous singing that goes on around these parts.

Monday, 26 June 2017

BlokeFest - brilliant as ever



It's taken a while to recover from it, but BlokeFest was as brilliant as ever and superbly curated by the Bebington Bitter Men from up Wirral way.

Anglesey was bathed in glorious sunshine and the singing matched the sunlit mood, fab tent, great blokes, who could ask for more?  Well, everyone!!  http://www.blokefest.net/

Looking forward to BlokeFest 2018 already...

Thursday, 15 June 2017

BlokeFest Dynion. Canu. Chwerthin


With all the excitement and anticipation of the Ashton Keynes Music and Arts Festival is might be easy to overlook a certain little event taking place in North West North West Wales...

Full details on http://www.blokefest.net/ and match reports after the event.