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The award-winning male voice choir Only Men Aloud have won loyal followers with their unique performances of classical music, chart toppers and Welsh standards. If you're the type who likes to swoon over handsome men with equally beautiful voices then make sure to get your Only Men Aloud tickets next time they're in your area.
Only Men Aloud regularly performs in their native Wales and at venues throughout the U.K. You'll find them with upcoming shows at large venues like the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, or Edinburgh's Queen's Hall. Wherever they are you can assume this group of crooners will be very popular, so make sure to grab tickets early.
Only Men Aloud is committed to doing good through The Aloud Charity, which provides opportunities for young people to get involved in choral music. Projects include their choir Only Boys Aloud for young men from 14 to 19 and the Only Kids Aloud Chorus for both boys and girls. In addition to charity and singing, the group sometimes get together to do fun activities like climbing the highest peak in South Wales in May 2014.
Only Men Aloud was formed by Tim Rhys-Evans in 2000. He is a classically trained singer who was once the musical director of the Welsh National Youth Opera. In addition to leading the ensemble, he is also responsible for many of the group's vocal arrangements. Rhys-Evans was awarded an MBE in 2013 in honour of his services to music and his charitable work. Only Men Aloud was originally formed as a 15-member choir Only Men Aloud. They have participated in the TV show "Last Choir Standing" and performed with major international artists including Josh Groban. In 2013, the group was reinvented as an 8-voice ensemble featuring tenors Wyn Davies, David Fortey, Ben Smith and David Mahoney, baritones Craig Yates and Niall Allen and basses Stephen Hamnett and Huw Euron. Former members of Only Men Aloud include Noel Sullivan of Hear'Say and musical theatre stars such as Jon Robyns and David Thaxton.
The choir found national fame when they participated in the BBC competition "Last Choir Standing" in 2008. They gained the support of judges Russell Watson, Sharon D. Clarke and Suzi Digby, as well as the audience at home. After a public telephone vote led they won the competition, leaving fellow Welsh choir Ysgol Glanaethwy in second place. Their run on "Last Choir Standing" included memorable performances of "Don't Rain on My Parade" and the Tom Jones classic "It's Not Unusual". In the final week of the show they performed at the 2012 Olympics handover party outside Buckingham Palace with the other finalists.
After "Last Choir Standing" ended, a compilation of favourite songs from the series was released. Only Men Aloud also released their eponymous album in 2008, which reached number 16 in the U.K Album Charts. The record featured some of their most popular songs from "Last Choir Standing" as well as the Christmas classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. They released their second record "Band of Brothers" in 2009, it also charted well reaching number 21. It included a guest performance by Bonnie Tyler on "Total Eclipse of the Heart", and featured several popular folk songs like "Ar Lan y Môr".
Only Men Aloud features highly trained vocalists with great range, so you can expect to hear top-notch performances of a wide variety of music. As the choir comes from Wales they often feature Welsh choral classics and popular folk songs. The choir sometimes includes choreography in their stage performances, especially when they perform musical theatre numbers. Only Men Aloud usually performs at relatively formal venues like large concert halls.
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