The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter and composer Jamie Doe, an artist blurring the boundaries between folk, jazz and contemporary music. Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, his songs examine the limitless depth of human experience with devastating, joyous results.
His upcoming fourth album 'A Reckoning Bell' written and recorded while helping to care for his father with Alzheimers disease, sees Jamie turn to the piano to explore what loss can teach us about love and how love’s many small acts give a life meaning. The result is a study in masculine vulnerability that sits with and acknowledges the inevitability of a loss witnessed in slow motion and the unexpected moments of joy that sustain us.
Performing with a full band drawn from London’s genre bending jazz scene, The Magic Lantern’s live show is a rich, cathartic and moving experience dedicated to addressing the fear and anxiety present in us all.
‘A Reckoning Bell’ is released on 5 November 2021 via Hectic Eclectic Records.
“Dreamy, beautiful. Something very, very special."
- Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
“Extraordinary. Beautiful poised singing, amazing lyrics. Hypnotic!"
- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
"Gorgeous, beautiful. This stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways. He’s just one of those artists who sounds totally like himself “
- Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2