The Magnets: A capella tunes @ The Adelaide Fringe

The Magnets The Naked 80s at Adelaide Fringe

Who loves tunes of the eighties?

If the answer is yes, then boy oh boy do we have an Adelaide Fringe show for you!

Fresh out of the UK is an a capella group called The Magnets that will have you toe-tapping from the beginning and shamelessly belting out classics by the end.

This five-man troupe has modelled their Naked 80s show on an era known for some of the most timeless tracks in history. Seriously, if you haven’t thrown on an eighties playlist at a party then you haven’t lived. For those that were around in that era, all I can say is I thoroughly envy you.

Using only their vocal chords to recreate iconic sounds, The Magnets will draw you in with soft harmonies that explode into powerful ballads and pumping melodies. Not only do four of them have the range of utmost singing professionals, but they are also held together by a beat-boxer at the peak of his craft.

Ranging from Europe to Michael Jackson to Run DMC, this crew is all over the party starters. Often producing medleys, the transition from song to song is utterly seamless as the beat changes tempo and bass line takes off. The obvious high level of rehearsal is a testament to their competence in the field of entertainment.

These guys are on a level.

The Naked 80s is a performance that is never lacking in ‘wow’ factor due to the fact that there are absolutely no instruments used, but the execution is mind-blowing. The Magnets will take you on a journey of immense variety, throw in a bit of humour and dancing, and even give you a breakdown of the beat-box.

Here at The Adelaidian we encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol, but one of the best things you could do this Fringe is take in a bottle of bubbly and kick your night off at the Wonderland Spiegltent in Gluttony.

If the eighties are your kind of vibe, or you just dig a capella then PLEASE go check them out. It’s a power hour of happiness.

★★★★★   5/5 stars

The Magnets are playing at the Wonderland Spiegeltent in Gluttony until the 17th March. Tickets available online or at The Fringe Box Office. 

Image: The Magnets Facebook

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