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The Magic Es / Phil Jackson & The Der Der Ders / Ransoms

  • The Smokehouse 6 South Street Ipswich, England, IP1 3NU United Kingdom (map)
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The Magic Es play melodic rock ‘n’ roll that delivers “sounds of early Brit-pop and mod-rock through building melodies and wonderfully textured sounds.” (Anthem Review).

Their influences range from bands like The Who, The Clash and The Small Faces via 90’s indie such as The Stone Roses, Ride and The Charlatans whilst comparisons have often been made to Bruce Springsteen, Teenage Fanclub, The Gaslight Anthem and The Jam.

Since forming in 2014 Pete Thompson (vocals/guitar), Jasper Stainthorpe (Bass) and Stuart Catchpole (drums) have released a string of singles and gained worldwide radio play and critical acclaim for their debut album, It Goes On. New Jersey-based Henry Lipput, music blogger and reviewer for numerous publications, made it his favourite album of 2017 and went as far as to write that the band were “the best British rock and roll band since the heyday of the Gallagher brothers”.

2019 sees the band release their second album alongside a number of live shows across the country in support of their new music.