It’s rock ‘n’ roll…
A simple slogan but one that perfectly describes The Magic Es sound.The band, who got together in 2014, are made up of Pete Thompson (vocals/guitars), Jasper Stainthorpe (bass), Stuart Catchpole (drums/bvox) and Phil Woods (guitar). All members of the band have impressive music CVs which include running record labels, a mountain of gigs all over the world, UK top 40 singles and multiple album releases.
“We’ve all been playing music in various bands for years, a couple of us have been in the same band as well” says Pete. “Stuart, Phil 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 the bass player in Then Jerico. Needless to say the four of us spent some time sharing stories about our various music adventures, influences and aspirations”.
Time passed, yet more musical adventures were had and then, in early 2014, the four came together to form The Magic Es. Now, armed with a set of original tracks that range from anthemic rabble-rousers to acoustic foot-tappers, they’re ready to unleash their sound on the public.
If you’re a fan of blistering, melodic guitar rock that manages to lodge itself deep in your brain to the point where you’ll be humming their infectious tunes for weeks then you may have just found your new favourite band.