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 -

Friday, 31 May 2019

Magnficent Pewsey

Reports have come back of a rather splendid time that was recently had in Pewsey in aid of fund raising for a local charity.

Photographic evidence has emerged, but accurate memories are still a little "hazy" so it may take another posting to fully surface, but suffice to say "a Magnificently good time was had by all"...!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

High jinks and low notes

They're at it again... The Magnificent AK47, singing in alehouses across Pewsey?  In aid of raising funds for a well known local charity?  

With their reputation...? 

Whatever next?  

A darn good night out for one and all in aid of a good cause by the sound of it...

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Didn't we have a loverly time, the day we went to... Portsmouth!

To misquote the bards of Fiddler's Dram, didn't we have a loverly time, the day we went to... Portsmouth!  A Grand Day was had by all the blokes, so much so that we have even made a short video to commemorate the day for your delight and edification of what goes on during these sort of days - all wholesome fun and much singing, in case you don't to see for yourself, but it would be nice if you do have a watch, it's not that long and very tuneful!

As has been said before in many emails, thanks to all who made it possible and all the blokes who made it such brilliant fun.

Click on the image or follow the link here to the video and enjoy the moment.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Portsmouth Ho! We're bound for South, South England

We hereby give fair warning that our multi-award winning blokes will be invading the world famous docklands of Portsmouth this coming Saturday, singing near the water, on the water, and possibly under the water.

Our multi-hatted singing machine will wend its way from South South Gloucestershire & North North Wiltshire and is scheduled to pop into the following locations throughout the day

HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport
Waterbus to Portsmouth
HMS Warrior & HMS Victory, National Museum for the Royal Navy
Only "The" Mary Rose
Curry at TJ Mahal, Southsea
Then for some "Afters" at the Barley Mow,
39 Castle Road Southsea PO5 3DE where we will be joined by some singing friends

Please warn anyone you know in the vicinity. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Top night in AK topping £1,000 raised

A Big thank you to everyone who made our return to the Ashton Keynes Village Hall such a HUGE success with well over £1,000 raised towards the funds to repair the hall floor.

It was an emotional evening for many of us, not having sung in front of a paying audience in the hall for more years than we can remember, but the blokes sounded on top form, in part because of the inspiring performance given by our fellow Ashton Keynes singers, the lovely ladies from Siren Sisters.

And what troopers they are!  They were missing one of their regular members and then on the day one of their key ladies was too poorly to perform, but the remaining Sirens still managed to pull out a superb set of close harmony and vibrant vocals, ably assisted by Heather Milnes on piano and with a guest slot from Caroline Harper singing a spine-tingling version of Skyfall.

The hall was rammed, the bar was busy and the "Afters" Pub Singing was one of the best and longest for quite a while.

A final thanks to all who came along to support us and to the Village Hall Team who beavered away behind the scenes.

All in all a rather Magnificent evening.