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Ear Trumpet Music presents:


Captivating contemporary music from an uncategorisable modern musician.

Doors open: 7.30pm | Event starts: 8pm

Fri 25 October // 20:00

Tickets: £15 adv. | £12 low income | all ages (under-18s to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

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Notable for his intensely personal, beautifully lyrical songs, The Magic Lantern brings rich, thoughtful, gently compelling vocals, effervescent instrumental work, and an easy, soulful style to his accomplished and ambitious music.


The Magic Lantern is the moniker of singer-songwriter and composer Jamie Doe, an artist blurring the boundaries between folk, jazz and contemporary music. Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, The Magic Lantern has released four full length albums and toured the UK, Europe and Australia alongside This Is The Kit, Sam Lee and Alabaster Deplume among others.

His upcoming fifth album To Everything A Season was written and recorded in the months following his daughter's birth and his fathers death six weeks later. In their brief meeting in a dementia nursing home, two ends of the circle of life touched. Of that cathartic moment, Jamie says 'I saw myself in my father, and my daughter in me and I felt joy and grief in overlapping waves, beautiful and complicated, which continue to ripple outward. These songs are my attempt to make sense of this incredible time.A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.’

Working with an ensemble drawn from London's thriving alternative jazz scene, The Magic Lantern's live show captures a rich emotional immediacy through spirited improvisation, taught ensemble writing and Jamie’s arresting vocal lyricism to craft songs that examine the limitless depth of the human experience with devastating, joyous results.


'[An] an exceptionally written piece of artistry... just stunning. Jamie Doe’s voice soars beautifully over the impressive instrumentation.'
Fortitude Magazine (on To The Islands, 2018)

'Dreamy, beautiful. Something very, very special.'
Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music (on A Reckoning Bell, 2021)