Thursday, 31 January 2019

Didn't we have a loverly time, the day we went to Hullavington

A belated thank you to all who braved a pretty chilly night to get to Hullavington Village Hall, but inside there was a very warm reception for our motley band of scurvy dogs, even when we tried to squeeze in "off to the Hullavington Arms" into what normally only scans into two syllables!

The audience were a lovely lot and very appreciative and we were duly appreciative of their appreciation - big love in all round really.  Nice early start to the gigging year.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Back in the saddle... Boot Camp time again

With our first gig of 2019 literally hours away now, it's back in the saddle for the Blokes to re-visit their finest works from 2018 getting them honed for the New Year.

To start with, we have our Boot Camp on Sunday 6th in the Ashton Keynes School Hall starting for 10:30am till later.  Blokes to bring their own refreshments and enthusiasm for a flying start to the New Year!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Hullava start to the year - a gig in Hullavington

It's an early start to the gigging season, but hopefully we can find a forgiving audience in the Village Hall of Hullavington in Northish Wiltshire, not so far away from our birthplace of Ashton Keynes, although many Magnificent AK47 aficionados could argue that Hullavington place a not insignificant role in the group's actual genesis...  It's a bit of a shaggy dog story, as the saying goes, but bear with us a moment or two, and we'll explain.

Legend has it that back in 2007 a villager from Ashton Keynes was attending the Sidmouth Folk Week and was persuaded by his wife to attend the "Best of the Festival" intro show whereupon they witnessed the sonic and visual marvel that is The Spooky Men's Chorale.  Once recovered from the initial impact, the pair ventured to the official "CD signing session" (remember CDs?) and struck up a conversation with a fellow who claimed to come from a place called Hullavington... other conversations ensued and lives were changed by what eventually morphed into The Magnificent AK47.

Anyway, not to distract you further, but more tales will be told at the actual show, so without further ado, here's a direct link to purchase your tickets for the event and we hope to see you there.