Saturday, 29 April 2017

More about the Mini-Tour

To say that the blokes are excited about their forthcoming Mini-tour down south is probably pushing English understatement into rather a tight corner and making it look very worried about what happens next (or something like that).

But without labouring the point, the blokes are in red hot form having given what was considered to be "a reasonably decent show" the other night in Wotton-under-Edge.

We even premiered a new song for the very first time (that possibly being the definition of premier), a new masterpiece taking a famous old standard that has had a Magnificent work over and now opines about the virtues of hirsuiteness and general appreciation of the humble bloke - long overdue some might say.

And so to the tour.  We shall be doing things in these places at roughly these times.


Friday 5th 
Fleet Air Arm Museum - lunch time
St John's Church, Totnes with Glorious Chorus

Saturday 6th 
Minions & The Cheesewring - lunch time
Port Isaac & Village Hall

Sunday 7th
Padstow Town + Padstow to Rock Ferry
St Enodoc Church
The Waterfront, Polzeath - late lunch
St Mabyn Inn - from 8pm

Monday 8th
Glastonbury Town & Tor - lunch time

Then toddling back to our humble, humdrum blokey existences all the better for it.

Monday, 24 April 2017

North North Wiltshire's finest head south again


And we're off!  We are heading down south again - this time we are going to Devon and Cornwall and taking in a couple of stops in Somerset along the way out and back.

We shall be having a glorious return match with Glorious Chorus in that there Totnes this coming Friday 5th May in St John's Church of Bridgetown in that fair locality and we are most looking forward to it.  More info and how to buy tickets from http://www.gloriouschorus.co.uk/gigs.htm.

And thence we shall venture forth across the border into the ancient lands of Cornwall and another return match (or three) with the ladies of "Gulls" from Port Isaac with a gig with them on Saturday 6th May in the Village Hall in that beautiful little place.  Tickets can be found locally from the shop Secrets or via our website at http://themagnificentak47.com/tickets/.

More info about other activities and special moments we have planned in the very near future.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Magnificent AK47 and a "Swing Orchestra" collaboration? Really??


It's not often that the worlds of Swing Bands and BlokeSong coincide but when they do you can anticipate something special.

We have been approached by The London Swing Orchestra who are playing a special St Georges Day matinee at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon on Sunday 23rd April starting at 3pm - http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/london-swing-orchestra.

It is a Celebration for the Feast of St George: Mad Dogs & Englishmen - Graham Dalby director and the fantastic London Swing Orchestra bring you a special St George's Day programme, featuring vintage hits from the 1930s and 1940s as played by the Great British dance bands. This elegant matinée includes songs by Noël Coward, Flanders and Swann and Cole Porter. It will be a warming and nostalgic tribute to the English: to their pride, to their quirky humour and, above all, to their heartfelt love for this sceptred isle.

It also includes The Magnificent AK47 performing two songs as part of the show - The Vly and a sea shanty (or might be Shed) and it sounds like a lot of fun and builds relationships for future possible collaboration.

Bizarrely enough we were contacted by the main organiser because of all the You Tube versions of The Vly out there - he liked ours best.  Strange world, that there t'internet...

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Reach for the sky


What are these blokes up to??  Looks like some are trying to hold up the ceiling after some problems caused by a sonic wave from the basses goes so low that it starts to cause structural damage to the Back Room of The White Hart Inn.

But fear not, the pub is safe for another rehearsal and the blokes rumble on.

And today they will be in action a couple of times over in Wotton-under-Edge firstly in the afternoon running a workshop between 15:30 and 17:30 and then a full show including a piece with the workshoppers with doors open from 19:30.


All happening at the Under the Edge Arts community arts project in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire https://www.utea.org.uk/.   Hope to see you there and witness the blokes bringing the house down (not literally of course, that would be silly...!).

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Over the top to Under the Edge


It's not often that these sort of opportunities come along... a workshop and a gig on the one day, but here one comes.  And the workshoppers will get the chance to perform with us as part of the Grand Finale!

We have one happening this very next weekend at the Under the Edge Arts community arts project in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire   https://www.utea.org.uk/.

Something to look forward to after the Easter break.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Blokes on BBC Wiltshire


Some intrepid blokes ventured on the BBC Radio Wiltshire program to speak about all things blokey and singy.  

Have a listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y55pv#play and have a see tonight http://themagnificentak47.com/tickets/.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Hear all about it!


BBC Radio Wilshire's Sue Davies is show is a magnificent piece of local radio brought together by a dedicated team and fronted by a lovely chatty presenter.

Saturday morning around 10:30am it should be even more Magnificent with the appearance of several blokes touting their wares and promoting their show just down the hill in that there Swindon town when we steam into The Platform.  So remember to tune in to the Sue Davies show.

Tickets still available, but not for long... from http://themagnificentak47.com/tickets/.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Read all about it!


You can't make some of this up... we are in the newspaper again.

Trundle over to http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/ to read all about it us and see us in action this Saturday at the Platform - tickets from http://themagnificentak47.com/tickets/.

And stand by for more local media action this coming Saturday... more in the next post.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Back in The Back Room


After a few years (probably, we've lost count) we are pleased to announce that our (ir)regular Wednesday night Workshops will start back in The Back Room of our Spiritual home of The White Hart Inn.

We've had some great times in the Ashton Keynes School Hall, the actual "birthplace" of what went on to become The Magnificent AK47 but now is the moment to move back and save the 10 minutes that some blokes miss at the start because they are still wandering up Gosditch walking carefully trying not to spill their precious pints from the pub....  Cut out the middle men we say!

We will be back in there on Wednesday 5th April from 19:30 onwards, and no, this is NOT an April Fool's.

We are currently preparing new material for our show at The Platform in Swindon this coming Saturday 8th April, tickets still available at http://themagnificentak47.com/tickets/.