In the final analysis, people will always love real music of
the highest quality - passionately created, beautifully crafted, carefully
constructed, artfully produced and powerfully performed. Magazine Gap are one of the most musically
intoxicating bands emerging on the scene today.
There is nothing artificial about this eclectic pop/rock band, and yet
its make-up is so unlikely. How in London, a city of 12 million people, does a
folk-rock singer-songwriter earning his spurs on the acoustic circuit meet and
musically connect with a leading R&B/Hip-Hop session drummer and producer
with several international tours under his belt, and a classically trained
concert pianist and jazz maestro? Certainly a cosmopolitan city is the best
breeding ground for musical innovation and London is a world-leader, but mainly
it is due to the highly accomplished and creative members of Magazine Gap.
Magazine Gap's strong appeal is a testament to how the band combined
their musical strengths and pooled their myriad of influences and experiences
to create a fresh, distinct sound that appeals to the broadest demographic. The
name of the band comes from a famous stretch of road in Hong Kong, where two of
the band members grew up; it runs from the Mid-Levels to the Peak, and serves
as metaphor for the band's journey as they embrace both the old school method
of taking their music on the road and new school as they reach fans along the
online highway. Analytics show their fanbase is equally divided between men and
Magazine Gap have physically travelled over 50,000 miles through
touring around the world. Dates include 14 major cities in the UK &
Ireland, the four largest cities in the United States (New York, Chicago, Houston
& Los Angeles), three of the largest cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka &
Nagoya), two of the most significant metropolises in the South-East Asia (Hong
Kong & Singapore), and a 90 minute evening concert on the main outdoor
stage at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.
Their live shows have garnered huge acclaim for their
powerful performances and high level of musicianship. At every stop, the band
has connected with local audiences, be it: New York City, Chicago, New Orleans,
Houston, Los Angeles, Cape May, London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich,
Milton Keynes, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Bedford, Liverpool,
Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Montreux, Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Nagoya or
Their music has reached hundreds of thousands more in all corners of the
globe through extensive social networking, and found an audience of real music
lovers everywhere. BBC Radio has also embraced the band and has featured
Magazine Gap on several radio shows with live performances and
interviews. Their song "What's Next?" was Record Of The Week on the
eclectic music station JazzFM in June 2012. Each new video on their popular
YouTube channel, which has had over 800,000 views, instantly becomes one of the
most discussed of all UK based musicians.
This creativity and fusion of styles is evident on the
band's Silver Lining EP.
The six songs featured are a snapshot of Magazine Gap's versatility and
quality of musicianship. In keeping with that authenticity, the band worked in
some of the top recording studios in the world including Capitol Studios
(Hollywood), Firehouse Recording Studios (Pasadena), Avatar Studios (New York),
CRC Studios (Chicago), Piety Street Recording (New Orleans), Metropolis and
Abbey Road Studios (London). All songs were written by James Keen (except
Silver Lining – lyrics by James Keen; music by Keen & Brian McCook). The Silver
Lining EP was produced by Brian McCook and mixed by Brian Moore. The EP
is available on iTunes and all digital platforms worldwide.
"This fabulous group has a magnetic originality and creativeness,
and will mesmerize you with their outstanding music." ~ RadioIndy
“Beautiful musicianship, intricate
rhythms and the dynamic control displayed
confirms a band in full masterful command of their music. This is askilful, refined band at the top of their A-Game"
fused an amazing collection of various styles into a sound that is sure to
amaze even seasoned musicians and producers. The pop/rock style is truly
unique” ~ Sonic Shocks
“World class – with their
multi-layered structures and quality musicianship brimming throughout,
the record sounds fantastic” ~
pop and a call to all lovers of class” ~ Volume Magazine
pop that errs on the eclectic and could be a very big hit in the pop world”
~ Maverick Magazine
combination somehow works. ****” ~ Sunday Mail (Scotland)
“The vocals hold all the
various elements together and fuse them into a distinct sound” ~ Bristol
musicianship, creativity in songwriting with well crafted and insightful
lyrics, plus a wonderful mix of styles and instruments, making something that
is distinctly Magazine Gap” ~ Red Hot Velvet
have burst onto the music scene with great music, and managed to create a fresh
and unfamiliar sound.A first class act. If you get the opportunity to see
them live – do it!" ~ Maybe Magazine
genius: their set makes them stand out from other bands. You have to see it to
believe it!" ~ wohomusic
a sound from the world stage – I can't wait to see them live again" ~ Songsalive!
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