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The Magic Es

Since 2015, The Magic Es have released 2 critically acclaimed albums, 2 EPs and 6 singles. They’ve received radio play across the globe on 100s of stations and a mountain of enthusiastic reviews from the likes of KEXP, BBC Introducing, XS Noize, One on One Music and Amazing Radio. What’s more remarkable is that they’ve done this without the backing of any label; pure, hard work and a love for making and playing music.

They’re a melodic rock band with pop sensibilities; memorable hooks and big choruses that ooze out of every track.

As well as releasing music at a remarkable rate they’re no slouches when it comes to performing. They’ve completed UK tours and can be found gigging up and down the country on a regular basis.

Talk in Tongues Tour 2023

Jan 7th – The Six Six Bar in Cambridge

Feb 25th – Queen St Brewhouse, Colchester

March 10th – The Smokehouse, Ipswich

March 11th – Percy’s, Whitchurch

April 14th – Northern Guitars, Leeds

April 15th – NE Volume Bar, Stockton-On-Tees

May 5th – The Brunswick, Brighton

May 6th – The Hobbit – Southampton

Their blistering live performances have earned them UK tour support with South Africa’s biggest-selling rock band The Parlotones as well as support slots with Glass Caves, Pop Will Eat Itself and The Wedding Present.

There’s no doubt that when you listen to The Magic Es, on record or from the stage, you’ll end up humming their infectious melodies as if they’d been part of your music collection for years.

Previous single, Gone was played on the radio over 1000 times on stations in the UK like Amazing Radio, ARFM, Ashford FM, Salford City Radio, The Hit Mix 107.5FM, Smart Radio 101, Prospect Radio, Rock Radio UK, Get Ready to Rock! Vixen 101, Nevis Radio, and Pulse 98.4FM. Stations like Radio Sylvia in Germany, Bay Radio in Spain, Zone Radio in South Africa and Blasts That Last in Singapore have also been lapping up the current single Little Mistake - proving that this band have gone truly global!

Band members, instruments played and location

Pete Thompson - Lead Vocals/Guitar - Norwich

Stuart Catchpole - Drums/Backing Vox - Norwich

Jasper Stainthorpe - Bass Guitar - Norwich

Musical influences:

Pete Thompson – Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, The Small Faces, Gaslight Anthem..

Stuart Catchpole – Ride, Stone Roses, James, Shed Seven

Jasper Stainthorpe -The Killers, the Who, Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Wilco, Verve, The Waterboys

For fans of:

Oasis, The Who, Sam Fender, Stereophonics, 90s Indies/Britpop

In their own words:

In a world where image is everything, we are the antidote to the mainstream. You’ll find substance, melody, meaning and longevity in the music we write.

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