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Music, Sat 12 May 2018

The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers


The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) who are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and their timeless sound.

The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 debut album. This record was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The Magic Numbers went on to become one of the nation’s best-loved bands and have toured with the likes of Brian Wilson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Who, Morrissey, U2 and Bright Eyes to name a few.

To date, the band have released four successful albums and many of their singles have graced the Top 20 charts including Forever Lost, Love's A Game, Take A Chance, Love Me Like You resulting in over a million album sales worldwide.

The Magic Numbers have famously collaborated with a number of artists, lending their trademark sound and harmonies to the likes of Ed Harcourt, The Divine Comedy, Duke Special and David Kitt. Romeo wrote a song for Jane Birkin’s album ‘Fictions’ and co- wrote ‘Close your eyes’ with the Chemical Brothers for their Grammy-Award-winning album ‘Push The Button’.
If the group aren’t busy in the studio, lead singer and songwriter Romeo Stodart can usually be found providing his effortless guitar playing for artists as diverse as the legendary Jimmy Webb and, most recently, Spritualized, on whose latest album, ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’, he features.

Romeo is also an avid supporter of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, having been involved since its conception at Glastonbury’s Park Stage. Out of this have come a number of Magic Numbers collaborations, including on the song ‘All I Believe In’ with Malian stars Amadou & Mariam, featured on the soundtrack to blockbuster smash The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Romeo is also carving a name for himself as a producer having always produced the Magic Numbers albums throughout he recently produced the last Kathryn Williams album 'Songs From The Novel - Greatest Hits' as well as the forthcoming album from upcoming band The Goat Roper Rodeo Band & the long awaited follow up from Salford's singing sensation Ren Harvieu.

Having spent a lot of time in Brazil and Argentina, The Magic Numbers have developed a rapport with their South American audience and discovered a growing love of Tropicalia music. The band contributed the opening track ‘You Don’t Know Me’ to a recent tribute album for Brazilian’s legendary Caetano Veloso.

Michele Stodart has released two beautifully composed acoustic and country-inspired solo albums on which she plays most of the instruments. Her debut 'Wide Eyed Crossing' (2012) features a duet with Conor O’Brien of Villagers on live favourite ‘Invitation to the Blues’ and her current album 'Pieces' (2016) on One Little Indian, has brought her into an artist in her own right with tracks like 'Ain't No Woman' & 'Will You Wait'

The Magic Numbers will be releasing their fifth studio album in the spring of 2018.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 May 2018 19:30 to 00:00


33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,



See location of Brudenell Social Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.

By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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