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.
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.
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).
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)