About The Magnets
The Magnets are a cappella stars, making great music simply with their mouths. Combining glorious harmonies, virtuosi beatboxing and a very British charm, this six-man sound machine has become a must see act on the international music scene, with a hard-won reputation as festival favourites from Edinburgh to Adelaide.
From The Beginning
Having paid their dues during their early days as a student group and street performers in Covent Garden, a major record deal with EMI in 2000 paved the way for a decade and a half of international touring. Now enjoying the resurgence in the popularity of vocal harmony singing, seen everywhere from the Pitch Perfect films to Gareth Malone’s The Choir, the band are often seen and heard on television and radio at home and abroad. They are frequent contributors on BBC Radio 2, while other recent major appearances include Comic Relief, BBC Breakfast and the viral Tmobile ‘Welcome Back’ advert. Building on their success as a festival act, The Magnets regularly tour as a headlining act across Europe and beyond, including shows at major London venues such O2 Empire and Roundhouse. They have also supported artists such as Blondie and Tom Jones, and have performed at private events for supermodels, heads of state and royalty.
Recent UK Shows
Shepherds Bush Empire, Scottish Royal Variety Show, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Voices Now @ The Roundhouse, Isle of Wight Festival, Belfast International Festival, Brighton Festival, E4 Udderbelly @ Southbank, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China, Hungary, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, UAE.
Tv & Radio Highlights
GMTV, Parkinson, BBC Breakfast, BBC Proms in the Park, MTV, Scott Mills Show (Radio 1), Showbusiness (Sky1), Comic Relief, The Arts Show (Radio 2), Magic Numbers (ITV1), Loose Ends (Radio 4), Blue Peter, The Late Late Show (Ireland), TV Total (Germany).
Other Career Highlights
Support tours with Blondie, Tom Jones, Michael Ball and Lisa Stansfield; singing at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee; shows for heads of state and royalty; winning the Forth FM Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe Award and several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs).