Monkey Magic, also known as The Great British Barbershop Boys, are a barbershop quartet based in Nottingham, Birmingham and Derbyshire. Formed in August 2007, they won the British Association of Barbershop Singers Quartet Championship in 2008, just months after they had formed, and at the time the youngest quartet to win the championship. They are Alan Hughes (Tenor), Zac Booles (Lead), Joe Knight (Baritone) and Duncan Blackeby (Bass).
As Monkey Magic, they have represented the UK at the International Quartet Contest in the USA on three occasions. They have also performed in some of the most prestigious venues around the UK.
In 2010, they signed to Arista/Sony Music and changed their name to The Great British Barbershop Boys, and subsequently released their debut album ‘Christmas Time’ on December 6th, 2010. In 2011 they embarked on a National Tour, where they first performed their ever popular ‘Evolution of Song’.
The quartet are delighted and honoured to be performing at this year’s ABCD Convention, their first time at the event. Do come and say hello to them after the show – who knows, they may even sing you another song!
Performance credits include: Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Wembley Stadium, Tower of London, Harrods, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On.
TV credits include: BBC (Ruth Jones’ Christmas Cracker, BBC News,) ITV (Daybreak, This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV News), Ch5 (The Wright Stuff), QVC.
Radio credits include: BBC Radio 2 (Steve Wright, Claudia Winkleman), countless local radio stations.
Charity credits include: Nordoff Robbins, the Roald Dahl Foundation.