We welcome one and all to a new monthly musical event (on the first Sunday of each month) at the unique and iconic Magic Garden.
The evening’s entertainment begins at 5pm, and consists of six 25-minute showcase sets from talented local artists, none of whom you’ll want to miss, with breaks in between for smoking, talking loudly and ordering more drinks.
Free entry, live music, an excellent sound system, friendly staff, good vibes, a vast selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, delicious food AND a truly magic garden! Everything you need for a chilled-out summer Sunday evening.
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5.00pm – Shaun Buswell – www.buswellmusic.com
Shaun is a musician best known for his work forming orchestras from random strangers. He created the 68-piece 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra from strangers he met on the London Underground, formed a 24-piece orchestra at the Edinburgh Fringe of 2014, and formed the Pilton Pop-Up Orchestra at Glastonbury 2015. He also toured the country in 2015 and 2016 with partner in crime Erik Nyberg creating pop-up orchestras from sustainable, locally sourced musicians and earlier this year formed a 27-piece orchestra from strangers they met in Paris, writing and recording an album of 12 songs in 6 hours.
5.40pm – Malcolm MacWatt – www.malcolmmacwatt.com
Mal was ‘immediately hooked into country music’ after hearing Johnny Cash aged 12. He is the driving force behind The Glass Mountains band, and has released two albums in the last year! Yet another album will be out by the end of the year. “Country is heart, guts and soul music, born out of difficult times, and I try to keep that in my writing,” he says. “In one way or another I’ve lived my songs. They’re very personal and honest but at every gig people always tell me how they relate to them… I love when that happens.”
6.20pm – Dan Raza – http://www.danraza.com
Dan’s distinctive approach has won him a following across the UK and abroad as he has taken his songs on the road performing solo and opening for Joan Armatrading, Badly Drawn Boy, Alejandro Escovedo, Cara Dillon and The Sadies, amongst others. Maverick Magazine says ‘Truly spellbinding, stunning…if there is any justice in this world, it won’t be long before Dan Raza is headlining in a town near you, take my advice and go and see him live, highly recommended’. We concur.
7.00pm – Gordon Thomson – https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gordonthomson4
Humbly describing himself as ‘a simple songwriter’, Gordon is no stranger to the Magic Garden, as many spellbound audiences at Sing For Your Supper events (every Tuesday) will testify. His latest album ‘Kiss The Sun’ was recorded in Brixton, Brussels and Crystal Palace, and is available now.
7.40pm – Panama Dave Parrett – www.panamadaveparrett.com
Dave’s musical history began in the late 50’s with classical music on the violin, but in the 60’s the guitar took over, leading him into folk, rock, blues and jazz. His live performances include original instrumental pieces from all five of his albums (three of which will be available for sale on the night), and also feature the occasional cover, including tunes by his guitar mentor, Bert Jansch.
8.20 – Alex PW and Riccardo Poole – https://www.facebook.com/alexanderpaulwyatt/ https://www.facebook.com/RiccardoPoole.Music/
Alex and Riccardo are a high-energy rock duo. Hugely influenced by the rock and roll canon of the past 50 years, they are continually touring London, wowing audiences every weekend with the their up-tempo originals and covers. A perfect way to end the evening