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The Magnificent AK47s
March 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£7 - £9
Lowering the tone with their deep, Georgian-inspired harmonies and serious silliness, those Magnificent Men of Ashton Keynes in their multi-hatted singing machine take to the stage once more to prove they can truly live up to the claim of perhaps being the best all bloke singing troupe ever to escape from the depths of North West Wiltshire. Well worth hearing and seeing.
An experience not to be missed.
The Magnificent AK47 are the singing blokes of Ashton Keynes, a tranquil corner of north, North Wiltshire nestled between the nascent river Thames and the Cotswold Water Park.
Maybe it’s the soggy conditions, or something to do with gravel, but nobody knows the exact reason why, in 2008 the men of the village started to sing. They sang about sheds. And duct tape. And beer. In fact, they sang about everything that was important to them, occasionally with a jaunty hat.
From such humble beginnings, the troupe have ascended the greasy-pole to perform in (among other places) The Colston Hall and The Roundhouse. They’ve appeared live on Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ and sung on Windmills, White Horses and at Stonehenge, giving them the title for their shiny new CD ‘Monumental’.
The hirsute harmonists are binging their own brand of testosterone-fuelled tomfoolery to Radstock and will also be running a ‘Sing Like A Bloke’ workshop which is open to blokes of all genders.
‘They reinvigorate the male voice choir mode and the notion of maleness itself – quite some feat for a group of beer-bellied blokes from Wiltshire’ Tom Spooner. Bristol 24/7
‘Both well sung and entertaining at all times – definitely worth a look’ Jan Sparrow. Cirencester Scene