Monday, 27 November 2017

Sparkling Sassparella and Magnificent Men

It certainly was a sparkling performance from the ladies of Sassparella as they showed off their bling and sheer enjoyment of performing to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester this past Saturday night.

And it has to be said that despite several members feeling poorly and suffering from "Man colds" (at the very least, it could have been leading to/ from proper Man flu', but we won't make a fuss and go on about it...), the blokes raised their game to match the ladies with a tremendously boisterous rendition of "Nothing like a beard" and some super sensitive singing of the quieter ones, like "Dark as a Dungeon".

All leading up to a very spicy sing-off in the encore with a wonderfully feisty group flirt of "Voro Ivanicki".  And as for the bar singing afterwards, those who were there will know it was a "crashing" success and the ladies were finally dragged away to begin their journey home after a top night for all.

Thanks to the Sundial who looked after us and thanks to everyone who came along for another great night of song and laughs.  See some of you at Beer and Carols in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 24 November 2017

An antidote to Black Friday...?

It's all over the news in Internetland and also the real world that today is a dark day, a "Black Friday"... 

To those of us still a little bleary from a poor night's sleep because of on-going Man flu' so we may not have understood all of what it is about, but it does not sound good news, so let us try and cheer you up with some heartening notices and alternative options.

1. Don't spend any money unnecessarily today on tat that you (a) don't really want (b) don't really need and (c) don't really have space in your already cluttered abode.

2. Come along to our gig this Saturday 25th Nov at the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester with the wonderful Sassparella


3. Make a donation of a fraction of what you might have spent at Prostate Cancer charity

There, bet you are feeling better about yourself and the world already!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

There's always one...

From the Goods Shed - thanks Fiona!
There's always one who just needs to spend that little extra time getting his costume sorted for the second half, and it's usually John W...

Find out if he can turn up on time by coming along to our last gig of what has been yet another Magnificent year at the Sundial Theatre this Saturday with top ladies choral group Sassparella.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The things they do in Cirencester

Perusing the internet for some suitable entertainment for the weekend? 

Look no further than The Magnificent AK47 returning to the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester with the rather wonderful Sassparella.

Looking for Jogger Pants for Men?  You've also come to the right place, at least according to the page our listing appears on...

Sunday, 19 November 2017

On the Cirencester Scene

We would respectfully like to draw you attention, in a particularly understated way, to the fact that we are performing at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester this coming Saturday 25th November and would very much like to invite those who have not already purchased tickets to please see that they do to avoid disappointment of not being able to get one later in the week.

To help with this we have helpfully pointed out how you can read more about the show in a decent size posting in the latest edition of the very wonderful, and thoroughly informative, Cirencester Scene - you can see the full article on the Interweb by clicking here, or to get your tickets without further distraction, click here for the Sundial gig box office.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

CartoonMeister strikes again!

To qualify for the "Afters" you have to go to the "Befores", ie to come drinking after the gig, you need to go to the gig...

Come along and see us and then come drinking and singing with us.

Visit the Sundial website to book your ticket.  See you there!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Double header with top Ladies choral group

Last chance to see the blokes in concert in 2017

The blokes were in cracklingly good form in the rather wonderful venue of the Tetbury Goods Shed the other night and there is now just one more show for Magnificent fans when you can them in a fantastic double-header with the rather wonderful ladies choir Sassparella, all the way from the big city of Bath.

This is a re-match of pairing of these two highly accomplished groups of singers with contrasting styles.  They last performed together in Bath's Masonic Lodge, and both camps are looking forward to seeing the vocal sparks fly – but hurry, the blokes have sold out the last two times at the Sundial!

Head over to to book your tickets now before they go as a good chunk have already sold.  Doors open 7pm and show starts 7:30pm

Friday, 10 November 2017

Read all about it! Magnificent Fake news alert

Our intrepid CartoonMeister has been at it again, digging in the archives.

Full details about the “Sing Like a Bloke” Workshop for all ages and genders between 3pm to  5pm, followed by a concert starting at 7:30pm to see the real full might of The Magnificent AK47 in full flight, and the workshoppers joining in for the finale.

Alert your friends in Tetbury that a cracking show is heading their way!  Tickets available or by calling Tetbury Information Centre 01666 503 552.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

All aboard! For Tetbury Goods Shed

Half a century after the Tetbury Station closed, and twenty years after regeneration efforts began, Tetbury Goods Shed is back in business!  A wonderful space has been created, with an ambitious vision to make “The Shed” into a regional centre of arts excellence as well as a place where everyone can have a good time.

And the Blokes are planning to help them with this ambition by hosting a “Sing Like a Bloke” Workshop for all ages and genders between 3pm and 5pm, followed by a concert starting at 7:30pm to see the real full might of The Magnificent AK47 in full flight, and the workshoppers joining in for the finale.

Alert your friends in Tetbury that a cracking show is heading their way!  Tickets available or by calling Tetbury Information Centre 01666 503 552.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

"Robert"?? Find out who is "Robert" on BBC Radio Wiltshire

The lovely Sue Davies in action 

You may have missed it, but never fear, you can "hear all about it!", our latest venture onto the very modern communications medium of "the Wireless".  

Unfortunately, you will need to use that ancient so-called, "technology" of the Interweb to do it but if you point your device towards precisely, to hear us in action.

Here are the blokes before they went on...

And here's a recording, just in case you are listening later.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Magnificent (on the) aironauts

More Magnificents on the Radio alert!

A crack squad of media savvy (on the)aironauts has been assembled to help spearhead our media offensive promoting our next events and are due to be on Sue Davies' BBC Radio Wiltshire show on Saturday 4th November, on air around 11:25.

We will be plugging not one event, but THREE (maybe even more...).  

Firstly, next Saturday 11th November we are running a "Sing Like a Bloke" workshop lead by our belov├ęd ChoirMeister, Mr Chris Samuel, followed by a performance including the workshoppers at the rather splendid Tetbury Goods Shed - a venue we are very much looking forward to performing in - Full details about the venue can be found at where you can also purchase tickets online or from Tetbury Information Centre.

Next up is a return on Saturday 25th November to the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester for our fourth annual end of season bash.  The last three shows have all sold out and we are supported by a super ladies singing group Sassparella, all the way from that there city of The Bath across the border in Somerset.  We sang with them in their fair city a while ago and that was a sell out too!

The message is clear on this one, book now to avoid disappointment, visit

And notice of the final event of the year on Wednesday 13th December for the Ashton Keynes "Beer and Carols" in the White Hart pub, starting from 20:00.