MEN ALOUD Crosses the Atlantic for Public Television Debut
MEN ALOUD, the award-winning, multi-platinum singing ensemble from the UK, are about to make their mark upon the shores of North America thanks to their first performance special, "Men Aloud: Live From Wales" which has been chosen as the premiere Public Television pledge drive program to be aired nationally beginning August 1st. Winners of the BBC1 hit show "Last Choir Standing," the 20 immaculate young singers have taken the UK by storm introducing thousands of fans to the centuries-old Welsh choir tradition with their rousing interpretations of classic and contemporary hits. "Men Aloud: Live in Wales" was filmed in the Wales Millennium Center and features special guest performances by opera star Bryn Terfel, John Owen Jones (a leading man of London's West End) and pop icon Bonnie Tyler. "Men Aloud: Live In Wales" will air throughout August as well as during Public Television's September and December pledge drives. A CD and DVD of the program are available from Public Television stations nationwide and from amazon.com. In addition, MEN ALOUD will tour the U.S. in February of 2011.
Formed in 2000 by Tim Rhys-Evans, MEN ALOUD is a bona fide sensation throughout Europe appearing regularly on radio and television and a flurry of high profile appearances and topping the UK classical charts. They've recorded two albums, each of which is certified Gold in the UK and they just won the Classical Brit "Album of the Year" award for their second album, Band of Brothers. The primary aim of Rhys-Evans was to encourage younger men to get involved with one of Wales' oldest and best loved traditions, male voice singing. With a repertoire that ranges from 17th Century traditional Welsh choir songs to present day pop (covers of Tom Jones, Simon & Garfunkel) and Broadway (favorites from Porgy and Bess, Funny Girl), MEN ALOUD have struck quite a chord with this rousing endeavor.
MEN ALOUD are signed to Denon in the U.S. For more information visit: www.denonrecordsus.com and www.onlymenaloud.com.
Denon is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG).
SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining.