We are delighted to welcome Only Men Aloud on their Decades Tour this November, they will be singing many of their hits from the last decade and delighting audiences with their unique sound, style and perfect harmonies.
Ten years ago this coming summer, Only Men Aloud became the Last Choir Standing, winning the BBC1 primetime show and becoming Britain’s favourite choir. To celebrate this anniversary, Only Men Aloud are heading back on the road to perform their Decade Tour – a celebration of the last ten years. Only Men Aloud have asked their very loyal fan group what their favourite songs have been from over the past ten years, and many of these will feature in the Decade Tour.
Since winning Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud have gone on to achieve great success. In 2009, their album Band of Brothers won a Classical Brit Award for Best Album of the Year. They have toured every year since winning the show, all around the world and have worldwide record sales of over 300,000.
Over the years, the hugely popular group have built up a strong fan base across the world and were honoured to be asked to sing at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at the very moment the Olympic Flame was lit. This performance was broadcast to an estimated global TV audience of 900 million people.
OMA have given many memorable performances, with numerous appearances at outdoor festivals and proms. They have performed twice at The Royal Variety Performance, been seen on numerous television programmes and are familiar faces at sporting events; they sang at the opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup in 2010 and the Ashes in 2015. The group have undertaken many successful tours of the USA including performances at the famous Ravinia Festival in Chicago and the North American Festival of Wales in Minneapolis.
Gruffydd Wyn will be a special guest singer with OMA. Gruffydd is a talented classical crossover artist who hails from the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. A singer from an early age, he has dedicated his life to following his dream of becoming a world class vocal performer. Gruffydd has recently seen success as a finalist on the globally renowned talent show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, where he received Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer and narrowly missed out on a place on the podium. During the series he received widespread acclaim for his big voice and professional performances under pressure; with judges’ comments such as ‘Epic, phenomenal and outrageously good’ and Simon Cowell calling him “The musical version of Rocky.