Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Magnificent AK47 in another distillery...?


A rather wonderful line up including The Magnificent AK47 popping up around the place and propping up the bar.

The Magnificent AK47 ...? In a Distillery...? With our reputation...? Should be a Grand Day out for all.

Hope to see you there.


Full details at https://www.cotswoldsdistillery.com/blogs/news/the-cotswolds-distillery-festival

Sunday, 11 August 2019

A Spooky Summer of Love


It is with no little sadness that we mark the passing of another summer of Spookyness.  Very much a case of sad they have left us, but glad that they came.

Many of us had the good fortune to see them once or twice and marvel at their acute harmonies and utter daftness and sheer deftness of performance, teasing us with plaintive songs about the modern, much-muddled, male and many others.

If you are not familiar with their oeuvre, then venture towards https://spookymen.com and https://www.facebook.com/spookymen/ and all other places and you will not be disappointed.

Truly inspiring stuff.
 

Tuesday, 16 July 2019


He is the effervescent choir leader extraordinaire, CyberSinging enthusiast, Pop-up ChoirMeister and  creative genius behind two Magnificent BlokeFest classics that we have wholeheartedly adopted ("Alone in my Shed" and "Man flu") and our very own, specially commissioned (first) 10th Anniversary Song "Bloke", and he is coming to Ashton Keynes tonight to lead a summer session whilst our belov├ęd ChoirMeister Mr Samuel is away with the Spookys.

What does he have in store for us?  No one knows (probably not even himself).  Will it be something to remember?  Most definitely.  Will there be a spot of popping into The White Hart to rehydrate afterwards?  Only time will tell but be warned and be there after 9:30pm if you wish to witness the consequences of letting Roger loose with a bunch of singing blokes...!


Sunday, 30 June 2019

BlokeFest Brilliant (again)


What can we say that hasn't already been said by anyone who attended "BlokeFest Up North"?  Nowt...

It was yet another fabulous weekend of bonhomie and beautiful singing, some of it even in the bar.

Thanks to all the Blokes who made it happen and quite so brilliant - here's to next year - an anticipation that brings a smile to one's face at the mere thought.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

BlokeFest is calling us North


It might go a little quiet around here for a wee while as Magnificent activities tail off for the summer and other things take up our time, such as trogging up North for BlokeFest.

This inspired annual gathering of the clans of BlokeSong is hitching its Big Top and pitching in the very lovely locale of Ilkley, being hosted thanks to some regular BlokeFesters from thereabouts.

Its sure to be a cracking affair so we will provide a post match review in due course.

Till then, keep singing in the sun!

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Rattlebone Postponed



Sadly despite it being a lovely late Spring day today the anticipation is that it is going to proverbially rain cats and dogs and possible frogs tomorrow so as the gig was due to be conducted largely in the Open Air the decision has been taken to cancel our scheduled performance due to or owing to the bad weather forecast*.

Sorry about that.

* any grammarians care to enter into a convoluted debate about the good/ungood aspects of the previous sentences will be encouraged to fill the time we would have otherwise spent singing...


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Returning to Rattlebone


They say "never, go back, never seek to repeat your previous glories", well we ask, "what to 'they' know?"!

It's a cracking good pub, we had a lovely time when we first performed there, they clearly enjoyed us because they've asked back (and they didn't have to!), it's not too far away, and they serve quality food and ales...

What's not to like?

Even the weather might have perked up by the time we get there to lower the tone - https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcnmtd84t#?nearestTo=Sherston&date=2019-06-07.