Friday, 18 September 2015

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015

There are many of us in The Magnificent AK47 who have been known to don the occasional items of fancy dress on the odd occasion, and sometimes even when on stage.  And pirate outfits are always popular for the donning thereof with especial glee whenever we get to do a Sea Shanty or two.

And taking this just one step beyond, there is a somewhat bonkers idea (even by Magnificent standards) we are prompted to remind you, in case it had somehow slipped off your calendar, that it is International Talk Like A Pirate Day this coming September 19.

There is a whole treasure chest of jewels and general web booty that can be unearthed over at the (not inconsiderable) website dedicated to this daft notion at, so put on your Pirate hat, stick your hand in your fake hook and start singing this particular song or this version or even the one recorded by some able hearties at BlokeFest 2015 Cabaret - all together now you swabs!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Throwing shapes with the SpookMeister in a tipi

It is not every day that you get do a workshop with a leading light in your genre of music and the inspirer of the inspiration that got so many of us singing later in life.

It is not every day that you get to do a workshop where you get to throw crazy shapes as if no one else is watching and are told to consider your sound as a row of mangoes (we can explain... we think).

It is not every day that you get to do a workshop in a twin peak tipi in someone's back garden.

But then again, The Magnificent AK47 are not an ordinary, "every day" kind of group.

We are here for the extra-ordinary, the special days you remember for, er, as long as you can remember.

We are MAGNIFICENT, learning amazing arrangements to well known children's songs in our dotage that will emerge from a stage near you in the not too distant future - but more about that soon.

Stand by and brace!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Magnificent Spookyness in tipis

Mr Stephen Taberner, the SpookMeister will be paying us a visit and we have a very special location for the workshop as well... in 2 tipis.  

All "very Ashton Keynes" and the usual bit of the unusual Magnificentness!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Spookyly Magnificent Workshop

There may be a slight change to the published Workshop this Sunday 13th, in terms of location and leader, but we can say no more just now, but you have been warned...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

New term ahoy

It's been a while, but we are getting back on board the good ship Magnificent AK47 with several workshops coming up and a couple of gigs in the offing.   

See the Dates page for more info on, er, our upcoming dates.