A kind of magic

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GET ready for a kind of magic on a North East stage.

Magic a Kind of ELO is a concert not to be missed at Sunderland Empire on Friday, March 11.

Magic are best known for touring the world with their Queen tribute concert. But they have now turned their talents and experience to the music of The Electric Light Orchestra.

In the spring of 2003 they played a 22-date concert tour performing the music of both the Beach Boys and ELO and the resultant response by the ELO fans demanded that they perform a whole evening of ELO.

Magic have augmented their usual five piece line up with the addition of Sunderland keyboard player Dave Chapman, who reproduces the complex orchestral sounds of the ELO repertoire featuring chartbusters such as Mr Blue Sky.

Magic formed in 1974, just as Queen were reaching the height of their popularity. As a harmony group performing covers of The Beach Boys, Four Seasons & ELO, they soon introduced the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen into their repertoire, performing Bohemian Rhapsody live in their stage show just as it reached No.1 in the U.K. charts.

Over the past 25-plus years, they have performed all over the world and enjoyed success in Europe, America, Russia, the Gulf as well as in major theatres across the UK.

Magic – A King of ELO has tickets costing £17.50 and £18.50. They are available from 0844 8472499 or online at SunderlandEmpire.org.uk. A booking fee applies.