Magic Numbers - T Mobile Street Gig - New Century Hall Manchester
T Mobile's "Street Gigs" have seen several major bands playing in exclusive settings.Recent performances have included The Strokes at the Natural History Museum in London and The Rakes playing in a kebab shop in the Capital.
Manchester's New Century Hall was the setting for the latest T Mobile Street Gig as the venue was turned into a Casino for the night with music supplied by UK band - The Magic Numbers.
The audience were given chips on their way in which they could use to try their luck on blackjack and roulette tables,obtaining drink vouchers if they were lucky.The high rollers cashed in their chips just after nine and headed to the stage area to watch the band.
The Magic Numbers have appeared at a few festivals recently but their T Mobile performance came across as a far more intimate affair,bringing the atmosphere of an exclusive fan club gig.
The band were in great spirits,chatting to the audience between songs.The set was drawn from the bands debut album alongside additional material.
One of the highlights for a lot of people was the airing of "B side" "Drunk on your words" which had been requested earlier on the Numbers message board.The inclusion of several new songs to the set highlighted how good the next album could be."This is a song" and "You never had it" are classics in the making.
Lead singer Romeo Stodart has the ability to write tender ballads alongside commercial pop tracks,sometimes joining both together.The songs work best though when his voice is teamed with fellow singer Angela Gannon on "I see you you see me" and towards the end of "Love me like you" and "Mornings eleven" when Bass player Michelle Stodart's voice is added to the mix.Michelle is one of the best bass players around at the moment and her stage presence has grown hugely in the last year or so making her performance captivating.Sean Gannon's drumming keeps it all together, though he does find the time for the occasional cigarette break!
The audience were clapping and singing to all their favourites with singles "Forever lost" and "Love me like you" obtaining a rapturous response.The band kept pushing to play extra numbers but time constraints meant they had to call it a day,ending with traditional set closer "The beard".The hillbilly stomp was even longer than normal as the band headed into uncharted territories toward the end,turning the song on it's head bringing an exceptional evening to a fitting climax.
You can find out more about T Mobile Street gigs at their official site .
Last updated: 19/04/2018 04:48:56