Ulrich Elbracht (spanish guitar)/Zoe Kyoti (vocals)/Matt Owens (double bass)
The Midland - Stanley Suite
The essence of unlikely pop songs is distilled through the relaxed, exotic vocals of Zoe Kyote, set to just string bass and acoustic guitar: mellow and intimate renditions played with virtuosity and charm.
“The Magic Beans trade in transformation. That is, we distil the essence of unlikely pop songs with just a supple string bass and lyrical acoustic guitar. Matt and Uli split the musical roles, with Matt frequently taking the melodic lead, and Uli offering clean, understated lines. The pair interweave seamlessly, and, most important of all, leave lots of room for our singer Zoe. In this environment, she blossoms like an exotic bloom, and is relaxed, confident, and, not to put too fine a point on it, divine.”