The Magic Lantern (Jamie Doe) + Aayushi THE MAGIC LANTERN
The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of British Australian singer-songwriter and composer Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to examining the limitless depth of human experience in our search for meaning.
The Magic Lantern is part of a thriving scene of genre bending contemporary musicians in London who are going about things their own way. The Magic Lantern has toured the UK supporting acclaimed folk artist Sam Lee, sung with Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms and as a guest vocalist with Sikh virtuoso Manika Kaur in Trafalgar Square. He has performed for the Queen and over 50 Commonwealth Heads of State, sung in the Sussex Woods with nightingales and recorded in Abbey Road Studios as part of the Help Musicians UK ‘Music Minds Matter’ campaign. He received a ‘Do it Differently’ grant from Help Musicians UK towards ‘The Life That I Have’ and his fourth album is made with support from the PRS Open Fund.
The Magic Lantern has received praise from numerous supporters including BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris among others; and publications such as The Guardian, Acoustic Magazine and Atwood Magazine.
Aayushi writes strikingly tender songs, using introspective poetry and dreamlike imagery to create a wistful blend of acoustic folk. She takes inspiration from the likes of Elliott Smith, Rachel Sermanni and Julia Jacklin - songwriters who have shone by expressing themselves in the most intimate and honest of ways. Aayushi often writes about childhood, memory and her recurring dreams of the sea.
The Local is back for 2022, dipping some toes back into the water. Because the water is just lovely. And we can’t wait to get our heads wet, all over again.
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