Echo Trails are a female-fronted five piece based in London and Cambridge. Since releasing their debut album, ‘Ode to the Familiar Strangers’ in June 2014, which comprised of a collection of songs written during their time in Cambridge, the band have expanded their roots to London, refining and shaping their sound by drawing in five individual’s influences into a one. Taking inspiration from the grooves of bands such as Portishead and Hidden Orchestra, and blending this with post-rock textures somewhere in between Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Sigur Ros, the band try to create an atmospheric underlay for singer, Dimitra, to lead with searing vocals and raw lyrics.
Alba&Leo‘s “the elsewhere” quartet
Alba Nacinovich – voice
Natalie Rozario – cello
Leo Škec – guitar
Sass Hoory – percussions
Alba&Leo is the “augmented reality” duo, joined here by the extraordinary cellist Natalie Rozario and percussionist Sass Hoory. Natalie’s artistry encompasses an incredible diversity of experiences, from The Sydney Opera House to West End’s musicals to performing with Jamie Cullum; Sass is an expert in Middle Eastern music traditions, as well as a soundtrack composer and performer (“The Dead”, “Pini”) and the founder of the London-based Drummer Factory.
Alba’s voice, compared as much to Björk’s as to Janis Joplin’s, is jazz dexterity with a rock edge. Leo’s naughty approach to acoustic guitar seamlessly combines fingerstyle, percussive sounds and distortion. Creative live looping, both for vocals and guitar, broadens the soundscape even more, letting them play with music, dazing and thrilling the audience at every turn.
As people across the UK adjust to life during these extraordinary times surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, pubs throughout our nation have suffered declining patronage and, unfortunately, the Magic Garden is no exception. As a result, we at the Magic Garden have been left with little choice and have made the decision to cancel all upcoming music and entertainment events effective immediately and until further notice. We value all of our customers and staff and make this decision for the benefit of all who enjoy our establishment. We will be watching the daily updates from the government and will resume entertainment once we are confident to do so. In the meantime, we welcome all those who would like to come and see us, have a drink and say hello.