Kingdom of Madness (ex-Magnum) – Friday 1st March 2019
Members of Magnum’s Classic line-ups and other pedigree classic rock musicians reunite to perform the band’s 1978-94 catalogue
Mark Stanway (keyboards), Richard Bailey (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Lawrence Archer (guitar), Neil Murray (bass), Chris Ousey (vocals), Mo Birch (backing vocals/percussion).
Stanway, who quit Magnum after 36 years in December 2016, says: “There is an extensive catalogue of great songs from the classic years of Magnum which have not been performed on stage in many years and which audiences have constantly requested.
“Having said that, I should state that we by no means consider ourselves a Magnum ‘tribute’ – how can it be when five of the members have a shared legacy with the band?
“I’m delighted to be working with Richard Bailey, Mickey Barker, Laurence Archer and Mo Birch again, and in bassist Neil Murray and vocalist Chris Ousey, we have two musicians with their own distinct history who will obviously bring their personal musical identity to the project.
“In addition, with our focus being firmly on the music from the earlier period, we do not perceive ourselves as being in ‘competition’ with the current Magnum.
“There is more than enough music to keep both bands busy – a fitting testament to the song-writing of Tony Clarkin.”
Support comes from local heavyweights The Clan.