WE ARE THE MAGIC BEANS.
~Wholesome, organic sounds from Manchester~
What other people say about The Magic Beans…
“Uli Elbracht & Matt Owens are self-effacing accompanists: they provide minimal velvet for the jewel of Zoe’s voice, which is magical (the right word) in it’s smoothness, nuance and tenderness. This exquisite vocal instrument is deployed on an eclectic song selection. She charms on It Must Be Love, sparkles on The Beat Goes On, and removes the sting of For All We Know with a breathy, light sweetness. Most surprising of all, Kyoti transforms a desert into a paradise on a wonderfully lilting Horse With No Name.”
(Al Brownlee, Manchester Evening News)
The Beat Goes On is an amazing song, with singer Zoe Kyoti twinkling on a Sonny Bono lyric that evokes a time (the swinging sixties) discusses it, and is supremely confident that it can’t get any better. Matt Owens, an authoritative string bassist and Ulrich Elbracht, resolutely unflashy and quietly adventurous on guitar, are purely at the service of the music. True Colours offers an object lesson in how restraint actively enhances the emotional punch. The pain of Every Little Bit Hurts is more tingling than traumatic. Everything Kyoti touches is beautiful, with a singing styles as intimate as speech.”