Biography


omaOnly Men Aloud have been delighting audiences around the world for well over fifteen years. They were formed in the year 2000, with the hope they could inject some new life and blood into the Welsh Male Choir tradition.  

The men have become well known for their strong vocals and their varied and eclectic repertoire. A typical OMA concert will feature many different styles of music. Welsh hymns and folksongs, Opera and Music Theatre all the way to Swing and Pop music.

Nearly ten years ago, they were named BBC One’s Last Choir Standing and this led to an album deal with Universal Records. In 2010, they 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 has built up a strong fan base across the country and were honoured to be asked to sing at the London 2012 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. In 2014, they undertook a highly successful tour of the USA including performances at the famous Ravinia Festival in Chicago and the North American Festival of Wales in Minneapolis.

OMA have now recorded five studio albums and plans are taking place for a sixth. They continue their busy touring and concert schedule, right across the UK and beyond.  Recent engagements have included performing at The UEFA Champions League Final Celebrations in Cardiff, and a trip to Mumbai, India for the group’s first appearance in Asia. 

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Craig YatesDavid ForteyDavid MahoneyHuw EuronNiall AllenPaul RothwellSteffan HughesStephen HamnettTim Rhys EvansWyn Davies