The singing gentlemen of Ashton Keynes perform at concerts, clubs, pubs and festivals across the West and beyond.
Inspired by Georgian harmonies and attracted to the musically irreverent and absurd, they offer serious singing combined with profound insights into modern male angst. Audiences have acclaimed them as hilarious entertainment suitable for the whole family especially since they are able to sing whilst wearing a variety of hats and accessories.
They sing right across, despite and beyond, the musical spectrum from serious Georgian choral pieces, through the odd Wagnerian operatic piece, to less intellectual stuff employing hats and related costumery. Some of their repertoire is sung in Georgian and Old German and they’re not at all sure what the words mean. Any offence given to Georgians or Old Germans is entirely unintentional.
A totally unforgettable experience and guaranteed exhilarating entertainment.
There is nothing normal about The Magnificent AKs. How do you describe a singing machine made of men of a certain age bent on providing some of the best a capella singing entertainment that money can buy?
Original, eclectic material, songs of life and love, often with hilarious laughter and just a touch of amateur dramatics guaranteed to put a smile on your face, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and leave you with tears of joy and empathy towards the rigours of being a new age man in the 21st Century.
So it’s not surprising that they were awarded the best Entertainment award in the 2016 Derry Choral Festival and, during their 10th anniversary year, another award at the Cork International Choral Festival, the renowned 2018 PEACE Trophy for the choir embracing the very best spirit of the singing festival.
Never to be taken too seriously, the men of The Magnificent AKs firmly believe that singing should be fun to both see and enjoy. Audiences across the south have applauded our quite Magnificent choir emanating from the depths of North North Wiltshire.