THE MAGIC NUMBERS
THE MAGIC NUMBERS – Biography
The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters
(Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) who are known for their unique
harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and their timeless sound.
The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on
the strength of their loyal following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 debut album. This
record was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The Magic Numbers went on to
become one of the nation’s best-loved bands and have toured with the likes of Brian Wilson, Neil
Young & Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Who, Morrissey, U2 and Bright Eyes
to name a few.
To date, the band have released four successful albums and many of their singles have graced
the Top 20 charts including Forever Lost, Love’s A Game, Take A Chance, Love Me Like You
resulting in over a million album sales worldwide.
The Magic Numbers have famously collaborated with a number of artists, lending their trademark
sound and harmonies to the likes of Ed Harcourt, The Divine Comedy, Duke Special and David
Kitt. Romeo wrote a song for Jane Birkin’s album ‘Fictions’ and co- wrote ‘Close your eyes’ with
the Chemical Brothers for their Grammy-Award-winning album ‘Push The Button’.
If the group aren’t busy in the studio, lead singer and songwriter Romeo Stodart can usually be
found providing his effortless guitar playing for artists as diverse as the legendary Jimmy Webb
and, most recently, Spritualized, on whose latest album, ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’, he features.
Romeo is also an avid supporter of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, having been involved since its
conception at Glastonbury’s Park Stage. Out of this have come a number of Magic Numbers
collaborations, including on the song ‘All I Believe In’ with Malian stars Amadou & Mariam,
featured on the soundtrack to blockbuster smash The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Romeo is also carving a name for himself as a producer having always produced the Magic
Numbers albums throughout he recently produced the last Kathryn Williams album ‘Songs From
The Novel – Greatest Hits’ as well as the forthcoming album from upcoming band The Goat Roper
Rodeo Band & the long awaited follow up from Salford’s singing sensation Ren Harvieu.
Having spent a lot of time in Brazil and Argentina, The Magic Numbers have developed a rapport
with their South American audience and discovered a growing love of Tropicalia music. The band
contributed the opening track ‘You Don’t Know Me’ to a recent tribute album for Brazilian’s
legendary Caetano Veloso.
Michele Stodart has released two beautifully composed acoustic and country-inspired solo albums
on which she plays most of the instruments. Her debut ‘Wide Eyed Crossing’ (2012) features a
duet with Conor O’Brien of Villagers on live favourite ‘Invitation to the Blues’ and her current album
‘Pieces’ (2016) on One Little Indian, has brought her into an artist in her own right with tracks like
‘Ain’t No Woman’ & ‘Will You Wait’
The Magic Numbers will be releasing their fifth studio album in the spring of 2018.
Agent: Steve Ferguson
Territory: US & Canada