Only Men Aloud in Bristol
PUBLISHED: 11:47 23 June 2011
FOLLOWING three acclaimed sell-out UK tours, Only Men Aloud is back this December with a 12-date UK tour.
The show will be a selection of festive Christmas repertoire, some new twists to familiar songs, plus a mixture from both albums and a few firm favourites.
Classical Brit winners, Only Men Aloud was formed in 2000 by Tim Rhys-Evans.
The group is unafraid to tackle music not normally associated with male voice choirs, with a repertoire ranging from the 17th century to the present day.
In 2008 Only Men Aloud entered what was to be the UK’s biggest choir competition to date, with groups battling to become voted the best in the UK on BBC One’s hit Saturday night show Last Choir Standing.
In October that year Only Men Aloud signed a five album, multi-million pound record deal with Universal Classics and Jazz, and joined Merlin Elite’s management roster.
The choir’s top-20 debut album was recorded over five days at AIR studios in London, and achieved gold status within the first week of sales.
The choir appears regularly on network radio and television.
Notable broadcasts include the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, Radio Three Choir of the Year from The Royal Festival Hall and a performance on HMS Belfast for the BBC One New Years Eve broadcast.
In 2009, the boys completed two successful trips to the United States, a critically-acclaimed, sell-out tour of the UK and recorded their second album Band Of Brothers in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales which was released October 12th and stayed at number one in the classical charts for a number of weeks.
They performed for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and completed a second sold-out UK tour in December 2009.
In March the group took its third trip to the United States and won the Album of The Year category at the Classical Brit Awards on May 13.
The boys will take to the stage at the Bristol Colston Hall on December 16.
Tickets, priced £19.50-32.50, are available via www.cosltonhall.org