Magic Band reunion – live in the 21st Century

Magic Band reunion – live in the 21st Century

The 21st Century Magic Band shows are extraordinary Blasting out explosive, raw, spiky, jaw-on-the-floor renditions of some of the best tunes ever recorded by Beefheart andRead More

Magic Band reunion – Shepherds Bush Empire 07.04.2003 set list

Many thanks to everyone who has provided information to piece together this set list, notably Gavin Baker, Benjamin Horrendous and Michael Godwin. Main show: Mark BostonRead More

Magic Band reunion 07.04.2003 London gig review by John Bungey

The Magic Band Shepherd’s Bush Empire ON PAPER this looked a suspect proposition: after all, who goes to see Eric Clapton’s band sans Eric? But CaptainRead More

Magic Band reunion 2003 report from John French

Many thanks to John French, drummer and (now) singer extraordinaire for sending along his thoughts about what it was like for Drumbo to perform Beefheart’s greatRead More

Magic Band reunion 2005 photos by Chris Jones

Magic Band reunion 2005 photos by Chris Jones

UK, Leeds Irish Centre, Tuesday 24 May 2005 Many thanks to Chris Jones for sending these photographs along.

Magic Band reunion 21st Century shows

Magic Band reunion 21st Century shows

The following gigs have all taken place. For news of upcoming concerts, please see the latest reunion news from the blog. 2003 UK, All Tomorrow’s Parties, CamberRead More

Magic memories

I have just received the following statement for the site from John French: Well, all good things must come to an end as they say… AfterRead More

Magnetic Draw – The Magic Band Live in Concert DVD

Magnetic Draw – The Magic Band Live in Concert DVD

This electrifying film is a front row ticket to the powerful avant garde blues sound of The Magic Band as they perform the music of CaptainRead More

Oxford UK June 6, 2005 by The Magic Band discography

Oxford UK June 6, 2005 by The Magic Band discography

Catalogue number: SC11212 Label: Sundazed Released: October 2011 Track list Gimme Dat Harp Boy Dropout Boogie Diddy Wah Diddy Low Yo Yo Stuff When It BlowsRead More

Peter Laskie’s Magic Band photos – Glastonbury 2004

Peter Laskie’s Magic Band photos – Glastonbury 2004

Many thanks indeed to Peter for emailing me these photos from the festival site within hours of the band performing. The pass displayed on the MagicRead More

Singing Through You DVD

Singing Through You DVD

10th Anniversary concert live in London Song List My Human Gets Me Blues Low Yo Yo Stuff Diddy Wah Diddy Bass Solo (Hair Pie) Clouds introRead More

Stephen Griffiths’s Magic Band photos – Glastonbury 2004

Stephen Griffiths’s Magic Band photos – Glastonbury 2004

Many thanks indeed to Steve for sending along these excellent quality snaps of the Magic Band at Glastonbury Festival.

Swedish TV4 performance from the Magic Band reunion

On 16 May 2006 the Magic Band made their first live television appearance for 25 years on Swedish TV4 television. Ralf Nygård of TV4 (also theRead More

The June/July 2004 Magic Band tour – report from John French

The June/July 2004 Magic Band tour – report from John French

To all the fans who showed up and offered support in our June/July tour – have a wonderful Christmas. Hope to see you next year. PartRead More

The Zodiac, Oxford 6th June 2005 by Andy Swapp

The Zodiac, Oxford 6th June 2005 by Andy Swapp

Gary ‘Mantis’ Lucas suddenly appeared stalking across stage and to whoops and hollers, he smiled his trademark, thin as a whip smile and was quickly followedRead More

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