A cappella sextet and vocal harmony super-group The Magnets return to the Fringe in 2019 with the Naked 90’s – their next decade of a cappella, following on from their hugely successful runs in 2017 and 2018 with the Naked 80’s Vol 1 and Vol 2.
The Naked 90’s is the ultimate 90’s party night with The Magnets, who will be honouring the decade with jaw-dropping harmonies and beatboxing like you’ve never heard before.
Like Pitch Perfect at a Party, this fast-paced, shape-shifting nostalgia-fest motors from Boyz 11 Men and Backstreet Boys to Blur, The Spice Girls and many more. Audiences can revel in all-vocal revivals of classics, and expect gobsmacking beatboxing, vocal gymnastics, and heaven-sent harmonies demonstrating the sheer versatility of a cappella performance, effortlessly switching scene with inventive choreography and lashings of audience-engaging charm.
The Magnets are a must-see act on the international circuit with a reputation for outstanding festival appearances from the Adelaide Fringe to Glastonbury. The group has performed more than a dozen hit Edinburgh shows, and are celebrating their 24th anniversary this year.
A cappella was hugely popular in the 1980’s, with The Flying Pickets, The Housemartins and Bobby McFerrin topping the charts with all-vocal hits. The genre is once again in the spotlight thanks to movies such as ‘Pitch Perfect’ and spin-off BBC show ‘Pitch Battle’, the success of US chart-toppers ‘Pentatonix’, and any number of viral a cappella YouTube clips. Consistently one of the biggest selling music acts at Edinburgh Fringe, the success of The Magnets has helped to inspire a new generation of a cappella groups to perform at the Festival, which is now unofficially one of the largest a cappella festivals in the world.
Touring internationally throughout the year, The Magnets are regularly featured on TV and radio, with appearances on Comic Relief, BBC Radio 1 & 2, MTV, and the popular TMobile ‘Welcome Back’ advertisement, as an a cappella flashmob. The band has supported artists such as Blondie, Bryan Adams and Tom Jones and performed private shows for heads of state, supermodels and royalty, including the Queen, Elle Macpherson, Sir Tim Rice and Sir Ian McKellen.