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Only Men Aloud!
Origin Cardiff, Wales
Genres Choral Music
Occupations Choir
Years active 2000-Present
Labels Universal Music Group
Decca Records
Website http://www.onlymenaloud.com/

Only Men Aloud! is a male voice choir from Wales. The choir came to national prominence in the UK when they won the Last Choir Standing competition run by BBC television during 2008.[1]

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Overview

The choir was formed by Tim Rhys-Evans, a classically trained singer and former musical director of Welsh National Youth Opera. It has 19 members and is based in Cardiff.

Following the Last Choir Standing competition, the choir signed a five-record deal with Universal Music and released their first album.[2] They performed with Josh Groban at The Royal Variety Performance in 2008.[3]

The choir embarked on their first UK tour in April/May 2009 with singer and soap star Amy Nuttall joining them as a special guest. The performance at the Cardiff International Arena featured a one-off performance with Bonnie Tyler.

In October 2009, the choir's second album, Band of Brothers, went straight to Number One in the UK Classical Charts, where it remained for three weeks. [1]

Earlier that month the choir held auditions at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to find a new member to join them.[4]

Conductor: Tim Rhys-Evans

Accompanist: Jeffrey Howard

Choir:

Tenor 1: Wyn Davies, Dave Fortey, Paul Rothwell,

Tenor 2: Nick Bristow, Ross Leadbeater, David Mahoney, Dan Phillips, Hugh Strathern Nick Wayland-Evans,

Baritone: Peter James Horton, Thomas Oliver, Aled Powys Williams, Dafydd Rhys Evans, Craig Yates

Bass: Niall Allen, Tim Edwards, Stephen Hamnett, Andy Mulligan, Tim Nelson,

Previous members include David Thaxton (Les Miserables), Alan Winner (Gone With The Wind), Noel Sullivan (Hear'say) and Jon Robyns (Avenue Q & Les Miserables).

The choir began their Christmas 2009 Tour at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 1st December 2009. The choir's special guest for the tour was Welsh soprano, Gwawr Edwards.

Discography

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Albums

Year Album details Chart peak positions
UK
[5]
2008 Only Men Aloud! 16
2009 Band Of Brothers 21

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