The Magic Lantern take their inspiration from the heartfelt stories of folk, the spirit of jazz and the experimental openness of contemporary chamber music before filtering it through their own lyrical and narrative sensibility.
With an immediately arresting sound, The Magic Lantern excel at wringing emotion from the strangest places, sounding happy, sad, frustrated, and vulnerable, often at the same time. Their best songs, whether they're fast or slow, feel like they're bursting with a wisdom that belies their youth.
Swapping instruments and textures, stories and ideas, The Magic Lantern's live show is an intensely moving, indefinable experience where no-one leaves unconverted. This is chamber music for the masses, and it's like nothing you've ever heard before. They released their debut EP, Patriots, in 2008 and will be releasing debut album 'A world in a grain of sand' released later this year. The Magic Lantern features:
- Jamie Doe - Songwriter/Vocals/Guitar
- Fred Thomas - Arrangements/Percussion/Guitars
- Phil Stevenson - Guitars/Cavaquinho/Vocals
- Lucy Railton - Cello
- Dave Schulman - Clarinets
"Warmly recommended, especially to anyone who thinks meaningful eccentricity and sheer originality are rare commodities in contemporary music"
- Chris Parker, The Vortex
"Pretty special i think you'll agree"
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
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