“The Magic Es are the best British rock and roll band since the heyday of the Gallagher brothers.”
— CoolDad Music
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Rock 'n' Roll; a simple slogan but one that perfectly describes The Magic Es sound. The band, formed in 2014, consists of Pete Thompson (vocals/guitars), Jasper Stainthorpe (bass) and Stuart Catchpole (drums/bvox). All have impressive music CVs which include running record labels, world tours, and top 40 singles and albums.
“We’ve all been playing music for years” says Pete. “Stuart and I were playing at a friend’s wedding. The gig was in a marquee, which happened to be in Jasper’s garden. It turned out that Jasper not only had a garden fitting for a rock ‘n’ roll wedding; he was also a bass player of some pedigree and in the band Then Jerico. We spent some time sharing stories about our various music adventures, influences and aspirations”.
Time passed, more musical adventures were had and then, in early 2014, they came together to form The Magic Es. Now, with a set of original tracks that range from anthemic rabble-rousers to acoustic foot-tappers, they’re unleashing their sound on the public.
They’ve achieved global radio play with over 200 radio stations across the world playing tracks from their album, EPs and single releases. Rick Witter, of Shed Seven fame, made Melody Jane his ‘track of the week’ on Minster FM. Anthem review went as far as stating that the band were “cut from the same cloth as The Who, The Undertones and The Jam” –high praise indeed!
Their debut album, It Goes On, received global radio play along with critical acclaim from reviewers; FATEA magazine called it "a post-grunge indie rock classic that stands up with anything from the turn of the millennium".
If you like blistering, melodic rock that lodges itself deep in your brain to the point where you’ll be humming their infectious tunes for weeks then you've just found your new favourite band
“Sounds of early Brit-pop and mod-rock through building melodies and wonderfully textured sounds. ”
— Anthem Review