Friday 6 December 2013

Tonight at The Musician, Leicester (6/12): The Magic Band

Cheeseweasel Promotions presents

The Magic Band
Friday 6th December
Sharing the vision of celebrating the music of the late Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart, original members Denny “Feelers Rebo” Walley, Mark “Rockette Morton” Boston, and John “Drumbo” French share the stage with guitarist Eric Klerks and drummer, Andrew Niven, to re-visit the classic Beefheart tunes with renewed fervour.

This band is the latest incarnation of “the best batch yet”. The chemistry between the members has been duly noted, with rave reviews from their occasional recent reunion tours, the last of which was in May 2013.

Releasing such recordings as “Back to the Front” ( ATP Records), “21st Century Mirror Men” ( Proper Records), and “Live at Oxford” (Sundazed Records), the group has proven to stay true to the original music, re-visiting the original recordings with both technical and soulful accuracy much to the joy of Beefheart Fans everywhere.

Their music is a mixture of avante-garde jazz and Delta Blues that has to be heard to be appreciated. The intertwining complexity of the rhythms and melodies can seem a bit unnerving at first listen, but if you are like many, you will quickly become a fan of this quirky deviation from the norm.

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