Tickets: $15.00 at jaxlive.com/events
There is a real sense of magic in the power that music has over so many of our hearts. Beating to the beat of their own drums, the inspirational, fun, and energetic trio Magic Giant will share that magic with you as their music lifts your spirit to a level so euphoric that your heart and ears could have never imagined existed. Their lyrics will speak to you as if they were read to you from a crystal ball, and they will blow your mind as they enchant each instrument you put in front of them! Friday May 11th, the Magic Giant trio Austin Bisnow, Zambricki Li and Zang (Brian Zaghi) will be performing and bringing us back to life in extraordinary style at Jacksonville’s Jack Rabbits.
You may be wondering who is Magic Giant? and what makes them so magical? “We all have different stories about how we ended up here.” Austin explains when asked how this trio got their start. “I started writing after breaking my ankle playing sports when I was 12. I signed up for songwriting camp and honestly wasn’t all that excited about it until I got there are realized song writing was something that I loved. Then there is Zang, who signed up for strings in 3rd grade thinking it was knitting or string theory and found out it was orchestra. Once he saw the big bass in the back, he pointed it out immediately and said “I want that one!” All the while thinking he could look like a ninja turtle carrying a bass on his back at school.” Many years later, Austin and Zambricki had been jamming together casually when they saw Zang playing backup bass at a show. After being enamored by the awesome that is Zang at that show and falling down the YouTube “rabbit hole” and even into a few salsa dancing videos, Austin and Zambricki asked him if he’d be willing to add two strings to his bass to play acoustic and that’s how the Magic Giant journey began.
Since then, they have released a self titled EP, a full length album “In The Wind,” and their newest EP “In The Wind –Acoustic.” Each song tells beautifully written stories of love, life, and celebrating being different. As each lyric is sung, this crazy talented trio plays what seems like every instrument imaginable from acoustic guitars, to banjos and harmonicas, and even synthesizers. It’s unbelievably rare to see such incredible talent in today’s over tuned version of music on the radio. To say this band is breathing life back into indie music is quite the understatement. Carefree anthem “Celebrate The Reckless” speaks to the misfit in all of us, while “Set On Fire” and “Nothin’ Left” will tug on your heart strings, and “Window” and “Shake Me Up” with their upbeat melodies will encourage you to get up and get out on the dance floor.
When it comes to performing for fans, whether it be at Coachella or in a room for 20, Austin tells me that he loves the excitement and every type of show setting. “Both acoustic and full energy shows have great appeal. I love an intimate acoustic setting because it’s personal but, when there’s a huge crowd there is more of a physical and energetic connection.” I can’t imagine that any Magic Giant show would be short of phenomenal! Whether it be the high energy of beating drums or the soothing sound of acoustic guitars, fans in Jacksonville are more than excited to see what surprises these musical wizards have in store for us!
So come let loose, sing, and dance along with Magic Giant on Friday May 11th at Jack Rabbits for a enchanting, wonderful, and magical musical awakening! Get your tickets online or at the door! See you there!
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