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The Magic Tombolinos, who have taken London by storm with their with rollicking Gypsy music, are set to tour the UK very soon.
Hot off the heels of releasing their debut album, Full Attack, With Sudden Defences, they will be touring the country from Bristol to Edinburgh starting in Stratford-Upon-Avon next Tuesday.
Led by Argentinian saxophonist/vocalist Alejandro Toldeo, their music is best described as a fusion of classical, rock, hip-hop, Gypsy, African, Middle-Eastern, and Latin beats. With their album receiving a four star review in our current issue, they are definitely worth checking out if they venture out your way.
You can find details of their tour on their website, www.magictombolinos.co.uk.
There have been many good times during my life as a performer; playing at WOMAD this past weekend, however, was extraordinary.
We arrived on site on Friday afternoon, and were greeted by friendly staff and a few Magic Tombolinos fans that we’d bumped into at the entrance gate (always nice to see). It was exciting to be there. I had heard a lot about the festival, and had high expectations…
We were the first band to take to a stage at midday on Saturday. It was a lovely sunny morning and we were to play under the shade of the Siam Tent. I didn’t know what to expect as many people were still waking up and the main festival arena was pretty sparse. As we started to play, however, the tent began to fill up with curious faces until we had a fantastic and enthusiastic crowd. It took me a few minutes to relax and get into the rhythm of things, but soon everything just clicked and I felt like I was flying on stage. I guess it was as much to do with the buzz from the audience as with the great interaction between the band.
By the time we were halfway through our set, there was a massive crowd who really seemed to be enjoying themselves and I was loving every second of it. Once we left the stage I had an overwhelming feeling of happiness and exhaustion. I remained ecstatic for the rest of my time there. I hope they’ll have us back!
Alejandro Toledo is the founder and leading member of Alejandro & the Magic Tombolinos