Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Blokeingly BRILLIANT BlokeFest


A picture says it all - can you spot the Magnificent Blokes intermingled with BlokeFest Blokes?  A great photo of a great weekend - with due thanks to Mr Hicks and the blokes themselves.


Now back to our humdrum lives... luckily we've got some more gigs coming up to help us through!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like... BlokeFest!


To (mis)quote the bard, Michael Bubblé, "It's beginning to look a lot like"... BlokeFest!

That annual event when the clans of BlokeSong gather for some #altmvc alternative Male Voice Choiring activities and general good blokey socialising that was the fruit of some particularly visionary "pub talk" many moons ago.

This year they have blokes coming from all over the British Isles and even the continent to be there and a cracking line up of Workshop Leaders.  So, expect it to go a bit quiet from here for the rest of the week and into next as we prepare and recover from another epic event.

Full details at http://www.blokefest.net.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Happy Birthday Mr Spoons



Wishing one of our most valued and vocal brethren, and possibly one of the nicest chaps you could wish to spend time with, Mr Geoffrey Spooner Esq (on the left), doing one of the things he does best, making friends and brightening up the place wherever he goes, despite trying to come across as a miserable, curmudgeonly old whatsit...!

Happy Birthday Mr Spooner.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

#MagnificentCork momentos


Feeling suitably honoured and proud to be awarded a rather splendid certificate and received a rather lovely letter from the Cork International Choral Festival.  

Not bad for a bunch of blokes from North North Wiltshire...



Friday, 18 May 2018

Celebrating an Unsung Hero



Fascinating fact of the day about an Unsung hero of ours is that apparently today is the day that the world's first lawnmower was manufactured.


And you can hear our ditty that was penned by our belovéd ChoirMeister to celebrate the great man and his many achievements just below.



Enjoy

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to... Upton


"Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor Upton,
A beautiful day, we had lunch on the way and all for under a pound you know",

Well not quite... and apologies if we have put that particular "ear worm" of a tune into your brain for the rest of the day!

But despite the financial inaccuracies of that little ditty (and we can't reveal what happened on the way back...) we DID have a lovely time at the Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival with a bizarre structure dangling over our heads as we performed not one, but two full sets for the good citizens of folkness.  

And a cracking pair of well received performances they were, with a near full house in the evening and much mirth in the shire as we wheeled out the full bandido outfits for Gringo, along with other classics we haven't aired for a little while, such as "The Duct Tape Madrigal".

Thanks to the blokes and our recently inaugurated "WhatsApp channel" (get us) for the snaps that were, er, snapped along the way.



Saturday, 5 May 2018

Can you spot "The Magnificent 1"? + Upton Update


We don't normally encourage this sort of behaviour, but recently a photo came into our possession from a reliable source suggesting we ask the question, "can anyone spot the soon to be member of The Magnificent AK47 in this line up of, er, likely lads?", or words to that effect.

The "friend" of the fellow shall remain nameless (for now) but can YOU name one of our Top Blokes in this photo?  A small prize await the first correct answer not coming from the "friend" or the fellow himself.




*** Upton-upon-Severn Festival UPDATE ON TIMINGS ***
Apparently we were correct in the information we passed on in our last post, but this information has now changed so apparently we are due to be performing at 

Concert in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 14:45

    then

Concert 6PCe 19:45 23:30  in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 20:35 21:25 (unless that has changed too...).   We'll let you know any more as soon as we know ourselves.