They’ve previously played at The Union Chapel as reviewed here so it’s great to see them in another church setting as there’s something about the acoustics of a church that perfectly suits the vocal performance of The Magic Numbers. They’ve also got their fourth album “Alias” out now so tonight’s gig is also a showcase for that.
The set is mostly made up of songs from the new album which pretty much follow the winning formula of Romeo Stodart’s vocals coupled with the backing harmonies of his sister Michelle on bass, Angela Gannon on keyboards and her brother Sean Gannon on drums.
One new song, “Roy Orbison” has the hallmarks of becoming a classic Magic Numbers’ song, and their cover of the Neil Young song “Harvest Moon” goes down really well with the enthusiastic crowd who are standing up in the church pews after a few songs.
There’s a huge reception for the older, more familiar material like “Forever Lost”, “She don’t love me like you” and “Love is just a game” but the whole set is uplifting and sounds awesome. All you need from any gig.