Magma

Fri Jun 17 2022

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Garage

20-22 Highbury Corner London N5 1RD

Under 16s with an adult

Ages 14+

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MAGMA
Plus very special guests The Utopia Strong

New 11-piece line-up performing classic tracks and new music.
Performing different sets each night (17th June and 18th June 2022).

DHP Presents
Magma

  • Magma

    Magma

    Progressive Rock

    It was in 1970 that the explosive compound of a cavernous bass and a hammering beat erupted from our record players, as an otherworldly voice chanted in a mysterious language, the sound swelling with incandescent guitar riffs and the full force of a brass section. Thus began a first, double album, quite simply entitled Magma.

    Its strangeness and creative force meant that Magma would never appeal to everyone but the Parisian group’s landmark debut immediately guaranteed them a place in music history. Hailing from such diverse musical backgrounds as jazz, classical, blues, rock and pop, the eight founding musicians had all the talent required to bring this unique and visionary music to life. The band has since gone through an almost constant stream of personnel changes, but the alumni list looks like a who's who of top caliber French musicians. So common was it for musicians to subsequently launch their careers as sidemen or soloists that people sometimes refer to the Magma school of music.

  • The Utopia Strong

    The Utopia Strong

    Psychedelic

    The Utopia Strong are a semi-modular trio, delivering medical grade music to the visionary music head.

    The band were born on the evening of 2nd January 2018 after what can only be described as an experimental and revelatory improvised session together. Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis have fused Modular Synthesisers with conventional and traditional instruments to create a weird and joyous celebration of all that is good about left field psychedelic music.

    Kavus Torabi is an experimental/psychedelic musician with a long history in the field. He has his own band, Knifeworld and is frontman in the current line up of Gong. He has been a member
    in various other bands including Guapo and most notably a guitarist in the final line up of Cardiacs.

    He runs the boutique record label, Believers Roast, has collaborated with a wide range of left-field artists and co-presents a show on NTS Radio with Steve Davis, a show championing new, experimental, avant-garde, far out, underground, electronic, pop, folk, psych, rock and classical music.

    Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker player of the 1980’s, winning a total of 28 major ranking events including 6 World Championships. In recent years his involvement in snooker has been limited to TV punditry, which has given him more time to indulge in music related activities, namely collecting left field music from around the globe, presenting a monthly radio show on NTS Radio with Kavus Torabi and now joining forces with Kavus and Michael York to form The Utopia Strong, further cementing
    his growing interest in playing the Modular Synth.

    Michael York is a multi instrumentalist and luthier, working mainly with modular/analogue synths and woodwinds (primarily focusing on bagpipes, reeds and flutes of Europe and the Near East).

    His piping has seen him work not only in the realm of folk, with the likes of Shirley Collins and the 7 piece bagpipe choir Zephyrus, but also with the esoteric avant garde ensembles Coil, Cyclobe, Current 93, Guapo and The Stargazers Assistant.

    In 2014 as an outlet for his voyages in alternate realities through the medium of analogue electronics he formed the modular synth duo Teleplasmiste (with Mark Pilkington) and the ambient psychedelia group The Other Without (with Neil Mortimer).

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DHP Presents

Magma

Fri Jun 17 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Garage London
Magma

Under 16s with an adult Ages 14+

MAGMA
Plus very special guests The Utopia Strong

New 11-piece line-up performing classic tracks and new music.
Performing different sets each night (17th June and 18th June 2022).

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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Ages 14+
limit 8 per person
General Admission
Standing
£44.75 (£40.00 + £4.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets
UK Post

Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult