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CAN YOU FEEL IT?

Ticket Offer: £5 off tickets to see The Magnets @ The Underbelly Festival, Thurs 22 June, 9.30pm.

Book now to get limited availability special offer tickets for The Magnets show at the Underbelly Festival on London’s Southbank on Thursday 22 June. Use the code ‘FEEL’ to get £5 off each ticket, available from the festival website here. Help us celebrate our first London show in four years, and the English debut for our fabulous show ‘Can You Feel It’, featuring songs from our new album.

 

Reviews from the Adelaide Fringe!

It’s been a fantastic first two weeks at the Adelaide Fringe. We’re now half way through and our first couple of reviews are in totalling 14.5/15 stars! We had fun shooting this pic for the Adelaide Advertiser as well. It’s a hard life!

“These boys are euphonically pleasing beyond their years and each one of them is a five star performer in their own right. Put them on your Fringe ‘must do’ list.”

“Fall in love with The Magnets all over again and don’t miss these sonically blessed singers.”

 an energetic, charming, & eclectic performance that can be enjoyed by kids & adults alike…my earballs are still tingling!

The Magnets at Adelaide Fringe & Brand New Album!

After a couple of warm-up shows last month in Germany, 2017 kicks into top gear for The Magnets this week with a double whammy; the launch of our Adelaide Fringe Festival run and the release of our new album Can You Feel It.

Our show at Adelaide’s beautiful Garden of Unearthly delights opens this Friday 17 Feb with a line-up of truly virtuosi vocal talent. Now also called Can You Feel It, it’s going to blow the roof off our venue until 19th March. Get tickets HERE.

We are also delighted to be releasing a fifth official album, our first since 2013’s All This Time. It’ll be for sale on CD for the first time in Adelaide and will be appearing online internationally (US and Japan excepted) from the end of this week – distributor efficiency permitting! The order link for iTunes is already available here.

The album features live classics recorded for the first time such as Smoke on the Water and Lost in Music plus the best from our current show, including Minnie the Moocher, Feeling Good, Jolene, Lay Me Down and Uptown Funk. It’s a feast of great singing with contributions from most of the boys who have peformed with us over the last 18 months; Damion Scarcella, Michael Conway, Duncan Sandliands, Hobbit, Ball-Zee, Nick Girard (also the producer), Cameron Jones (who we are proud to say is just about to make his West End debut in Motown) and of course stalwarts Michael Welton and Callum McIntosh. We’re really looking forward to everyone hearing them for the first time on a Magnets recording.

So who will you be seeing if you are lucky enough to be in Adelaide? From left to right on the poster…

Duncan Sandilands – Our bass-hunk, also a life-guard so he’ll be keeping the boys safe of those lovely Adelaide beaches!

Callum McIntosh – Once the new boy, now a veteran, Cal has been ever-present in our Adelaide Fringe shows and is even dating an Adelaide girl!

Billy Boothroyd – Billy first sang with us on our Adelaide 2013 run, and there are more than a few people looking forward to hearing his gorgeous tones on his return to the ranks.

Damion Scarcella – Damion’s from Melbourne so he’ll be right at home back in Oz, no doubt finding some good new lines for his trademark on-stage banter.

Michael Conway – Our squeaky, cheeky Welsh high-tenor with a voice worthy of his heritage. Michael’s lovely family are coming out with him so look out for his super cute son running riot in the Gardens

Ball-Zee – Nothing less than a beatboxing legend, Ball-Zee has myriad vocal effects at his disposal, with on-stage charisma to match. If you need proof just check him out on Facebook!

If you go early enough you might also see Nic Doodson lurking at the back in a production capacity. Mikey is sitting this one out at home with his family in freezing Manchester, writing posts like this!

Beyond Adelaide

2017 is gradually unfurling, We’ll be releasing information about trips to India and China soon, and this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe and hopefully more UK festival dates. In the meantime we hope you enjoy our new album. Keep an eye on our social media channels for release information!

Last Christmas…thank you George.

A few days before Christmas, whilst on tour in Germany we decided to record our version of “Last Christmas” by George Michael. James Fortune, one our founder members who now is part of the management team had done an excellent arrangement that mashed the song with Joni Mitchell’s “River”. So after a hurried trip into Frankfurt to buy some festival decorations we sat down before our last show of the year to record the song. It took us a few takes to get it done what with some false starts, dodgy tuning and the occasional fit of the giggles, but we finished and were pleased with the result. As a final farewell to 2016 and a thank you to fans we put it up on Christmas Eve.

The very next day George Michael passed away at home in London.

Now we’re pretty sure it wasn’t our video that finally did for George (we can’t be sure though), but regardless we were very sad to see the passing of such a mercurial and special talent. For most of us in the group George Michael was the voice of our youth with his massive Wham! hits and songs from his solo career. Our video doesn’t really come close to being an apt tribute to the man, but it’s what we’ve got and we’re proud to put it out there.

So thank you George for sharing your amazing songwriting and very very special voice with all of us – you touched us all.

 

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About The Magnets

Like Pitch Perfect with cojones, The Magnets are an a cappella super-group featuring the hottest vocal and beatboxing talent on the international a cappella scene and London’s West End. The band revolutionised British a cappella in the 2000s by combining virtuosi vocal percussion with glorious harmonies, and have gone on to become a must see act on the international music scene, playing festivals and theatres worldwide.

The Show

A night with the Magnets showcases the sheer versatility of a cappella performance. From Rat Pack to Rock Band, Nashville to Nightclub, The Magnets own each genre, effortlessly switching scene with their trademark inventive choreography and lashings of audience engaging charm.

Current highlights include crowd-pleasing classics Feelin’ Good, Minnie the Moocher and Jolene, Sam Smith’s beautiful Lay Me Down, and a brilliant mash-up of the Jackson 5’s Can You Feel It and Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. If that’s not enough, are you ready for Aqua’s Barbie Girl in eight different musical styles?

From the Beginning

From modest student beginnings as street performers in Covent Garden, The Magnets have had the joy of introducing millions to a cappella music for the first time in concert, on radio and TV. Their richly varied career has seen them sign a major record deal with EMI, release four albums, support superstars such as Tom Jones, Blondie and Bryan Adams, and play private shows for supermodels, heads of state and royalty.

The Magnets pivotal role in the UK a cappella scene was recently acknowledged with a special feature on Gareth Malone’s The Choir, and the band are currently enjoying the upsurge in interest in a cappella music around the Pitch Perfect movies and new groups such as Pentatonix. This wave is enabling the group to take their music further afield than ever, touring Australasia, India, China regular in recent years. A new album is planned for 2017 as well as returns to the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, tour dates in China, India and Europe and much, much more.

Recent UK Shows

Shepherds Bush Empire, Scottish Royal Variety Show, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Voices Now @ The Roundhouse, Isle of Wight Festival, Belfast International Festival, Brighton Festival, E4 Udderbelly @ Southbank, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall.

International Tours

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, USA, Zimbabwe.

TV & Radio Highlights

GMTV, Parkinson, BBC Breakfast, BBC Proms in the Park, MTV, Scott Mills Show (Radio 1), Showbusiness (Sky1), Comic Relief, The Arts Show (Radio 2), Magic Numbers (ITV1), Loose Ends (Radio 4), Blue Peter, The Late Late Show (Ireland), TV Total (Germany), Spics & Specs (Australia).

Other Career Highlights

Support tours with Blondie, Tom Jones, Michael Ball, Bryan Adams and Lisa Stansfield; singing at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee; shows for heads of state and royalty; winning the Forth FM Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe Award and several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs).

Recordings

Giving It All That (2001), Another Place (2003), Kennington Sessions (2006), Under The Covers (2009), Poker Face EP (2010), Gobsmacked (2010), Human EP (2011), Walking in the Air (Single) 2011, All This Time (2013)

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