Review: Magic Numbers, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Paradise Lost. Picture: Danny Payne

REVIEW: Paradise Lost at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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So wherefore art thou Romeo and his fellow Magic Numbers of late?

Well, they are here in the UK currently touring to promote their fourth album Alias.

The Magic Numbers welcome old and new fans as they bring their easy-going, yet catchy repertoire to a sold-out crowd waiting patiently to hear those endearing sounds.

Album opener Wake Up goes down well and Forever Lost is met with full chorus.

‘All good things come to those who wait,’ Romeo explains as they perform new single, Shot in the Dark.

Requests continue to pour in for the old favourites and true to his word; I See You, You See Me and Love Me Like You’s chords tug on our heartstrings.

As we near the end, support act Ren Harvieu joins the band and later The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, who work intrinsically alongside Romeo, Michele, Angela and Sean to perform legend Sam Cooke’s, Bring It On Home to Me.

Morning’s Eleven leaves us in a good place as the band serve up what can only be described as a metaphoric apple pie. It is warm, sweet and is somewhat comforting.

Where and when is the next helping?