TAMPA, Fla. – If you haven’t heard of MAGIC GIANT yet, I’m sorry. You’ve truly been missing out. But, you’re in luck! The indie band from Los Angeles is scheduled to return to the Tampa Bay area and play two concerts over the next few weeks, beginning Saturday.
You’re first chance to see the band, which Rolling Stone called one of the 10 artists you need to know, is Saturday, Nov. 18 in Safety Harbor for free as the city celebrates its 100th birthday with the Safety Harbor Centennial Folk’N Fruit Fest and Games.
And if you can’t make the Safety Harbor event, you’re going to miss out, but don’t worry. On Dec. 2, MAGIC GIANT returns again to the Tampa Bay area for 97X’s Next Big Thing 2017 on Dec. 2 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Now you may be wondering why you should go see them.
First off, they’re fun. They’re an eclectic blend of indie, folk and pop that just sounds awesome. While their song Set on Fire did well on the Billboard Charts climbing into the Top 30, other fan favorites include Window, Glass Heart, Jade, Hideaway, and Nothin Left, though the entire album In the Wind can be played on repeat without getting tired of it. Additionally, Other Suns, and Let’s Start Again are also great songs.
Did I mention their music is ridiculously uplifting and fun?
The second reason, and perhaps equally as important as the first, is because they put on one heck of a show. Seriously. I’ve been to hundreds of concerts across all genres of music, but MAGIC GIANT is by far one of the most fun shows I have seen. It’s almost like watching three dudes who play great music and have great vocals, but they also have a unique condition I’ll call “Stage Presence ADHD.” They simply can’t strand still, but in a good way. They’re are all over the place, bouncing around like a ping pong ball, dancing one minute, and in the crowd the crowd the next, slamming drums and shredding the fiddle bow. It’s just fun to witness.
The last reason I’ll mention, why I think you’ll want to see them now, is because I’m not sure how much longer you’ll be able to see them in this way. Imagine seeing Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers before they blew up. MAGIC GIANT is destined for big success. If you hop on board the GIANT train now, you’ll have memories that many will wish they had.
But, don’t take my word for it. Go see them for yourselves and give them a shot. They surely won’t disappoint.
MAGIC GIANT is comprised of Austin Bisnow, who sings lead vocals and plays cello, synthesizer and percussion, Zambricki Li, who plays banjo, fiddle, viola, cello, harmonica, mandolin, octave mandolin, acoustic guitar, dobro, lap steel and sings backup vocals, and Zang, who plays acoustic guitar, cello, bass, percussion and also provides back up vocals.
Artists and groups, who members of the band have collaborated, with include Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold, John legend, Akon, will.i.am, Adam Levine, Gym Class Heroes, Benny Blanco, Mike Posner and more.