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Only Boys Aloud: 'It's been an incredible journey'

Members of young male voice choir Only Boys Aloud say they are 'incredibly proud' of their choirmaster Tim Rhys-Evans, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Honours List 2013.

They also revealed they have privately coined the phrase 'TRE-MBE' in honour of his achievements, adding: "We'll still have the same banter with him as usual!"

Tim Rhys-Evans: 'My nanna was in tears over my MBE!'

Tim Rhys-Evans, the man behind popular choirs Only Boys Aloud and Only Men Aloud, said it was difficult to keep news of his MBE a secret.

He told ITV Cymru Wales his grandmother was reduced to tears on the day he received the letter, while his mother was 'beaming'.

"It's very emotional, actually. I feel very honoured and very humbled," he added.


Welsh stars tweet reaction to Honours List recognition


Its out! I'm hugely honoured to have been awarded an MBE and eternally grateful to those whose love & support has enabled this to happen x


Morning - thank you so so much for all the lovely messages. Feel quite embarrassed by it all!! Off to get a bacon sandwich to celebrate!


Many thanks for the kind comments re my surprising gong.


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