Monday, 4 November 2019

Help us sell out the Sundial as Thanks Giving for 40 years of Johnny

Hello!  It's been a while... things have been outwardly quiet on the Magnificent front but that is about to change as we crank back into action at one of our most regular haunts... The Sundial Theatre in Cirencester.

This concert will raise funds for the Donor Family Network, a charity which supports families who have lost a loved one who has donated organs for transplant, and at the same time raising awareness of organ donation and the NHS Organ Donation Register.

And we have much to thank this amazing organisation for, in the shape of the small but (otherwise reasonably) perfectly formed Mr Johnny Mayell, has been one of our brothers in song these many years at BlokeFest and The Magnificent AK47.  He in turn is indebted to one such family who made it possible for him to undergo a successful kidney transplant in 1979.  Forty years later Johnny and the kidney are still going strong!

We have already sold out the venue and they have put more tickets on sale so please try to come along to what should be an emotional and memorable concert, help us sell it out for a second time (!) and raise lots of money for a great cause.

Tickets are available from

If you can’t, but would like to make a donation to the Donor Family Network, Johnny has set up a Justgiving page at

Monday, 23 September 2019

Beer Tasting on a Thursday Night

Says it all really - good on Freya and Seb at The White Hart for putting this on having been suitably encouraged by one or two blokes from the group...! 

Education for all (over 18!).

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sun. Sea. And Singing. At LymeFest 2019

Another rather Magnificent weekend down on the South Coast at the LymeFolk Festival - casting long, black shadows and nearly spelling something!

Thanks to all who came and saw us and said such nice things about our performances.

More photos and info can be found at and

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sea-side singing ahoy!

Fair warning to all the fair folk of Lyme Regis, that this day they will be invaded by the Be-blackened Singing Hordes from the North (North North Wiltshire branch) of Those Magnificent Singing Blokes from Ashton Keynes.

Quite a line up to enjoy!  Should be a cracker.

Full details at

Friday, 30 August 2019

The Costwold Distillery incident

It's fair to say that we had rather a pleasant time at our first trip to Cotswold Distillery and their festival... flags were fluttering, we lumbered around the place, blackening the scene with our outfits and purveying quality BlokeSong at every opportunity and location, without the aid of amplification.

All good fun indeed, topped off by a decent spot of nosh and a darn good sing-song in a pub not too far away and more or less on the way home.

And the "incident"...?  We'll draw a veil on that for now until it is lost in the myths of time...

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

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 and and all other places and you will not be disappointed.

Truly inspiring stuff.