Kingdom of Madness : Classic Magnum

at Eleven, Stoke On Trent
£19.80

Includes booking fee

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KINGDOM of MADNESS:
Classic MAGNUM
Featuring:
MARK STANWAY – Keyboards (Magnum 1980-2016, Grand Slam)
MICKY BARKER – Drums (Magnum 1985-95)
RICHARD BAILEY – Keyboards / flute (Magnum 1975-80, Whitesnake)
MO BIRCH – Vocals / percussion (Magnum, Go West, UB40)
plus other top-drawer classic rock musicians

Members of MAGNUM’s classic era line-ups reunite to perform Classic Magnum songs from
the celebrated 1978-94 period.
One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles
chart positions in both the UK and Europe, gaining a reputation as one of the UK most captivating
bands, both musically and visually. Highlights of the band’s career include regular sold-out theatre
tours including a memorable five nights at London’s legendary Hammersmith Odeon performed
during 1988 together with headlining Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena, as well as appearances
at major festivals.
Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute), and Mo Birch
(vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum. provide the nucleus of
Kingdom of Madness, formed in 2018 to perform classic tracks from the celebrated 1978-94 era of
Magnum. The array of top drawer classic rock alumni that has joined them in this project to date has
included Neil Murray (bass, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath), Brian Badhams (bass, Bernie Marsden, Steve
Gibbons, Climax Blues Band), Chris Ousey (vocals, Heartland/Snakecharmer) and Laurence Archer
(guitar, UFO, Grand Slam, Magnum).
“There was an extensive catalogue of great songs from the classic years of Magnum which have not
been performed on stage in many years and which audiences have been screaming out for” says Mark
Stanway, keyboard player with Magnum for 36 years.
Micky Barker and Richard Bailey, both members of Magnum’s classic-era line-ups, didn’t take much
persuading to get involved: “This decision was easy,” says Bailey. “It was obvious the fans would
welcome the chance to hear some of their favourite classic Magnum songs and we all have the
essential mutual respect for each other’s musical ability.”
Barker adds: “Blowing the dust off some of the old CD’s and DVD’s from my time with Magnum, the
idea of playing some of Tony Clarkin’s finest songs again became increasingly appealing.”
This reunion of former members of one the UK’s best-loved bands to perform music that has touched
the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music
critics and audiences alike:
“Pure and simple, this was a triumph for all concerned,” wrote Andy Rawll at Metal Talk. “This was no
pale imitation of an inimitable band. This incredible group of musicians showed their respect of the
legacy of Magnum. The beauty was in the verve and euphoria of an unfettered performance, delivered
with style, that delighted those in the crowd, as much as it did those on stage.”
David Randall at Get Ready to Rock added: “This really was a night of Magnum nostalgia and – perhaps
more than a Magnum gig – an evocative celebration of the band’s heritage and Tony Clarkin’s stellar
song-writing”

Featuring

Eleven

  • 21a Newfields Industrial Estate
  • Sandyford
  • Stoke On Trent
  • ST6 5PD

Website:
elevenmusicvenue.co.uk
Enquiries:
07845 957271

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