Magnus Carlson Announces One-Off London Show / ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ – Out Now


Magnus Carlson has announced a special one off concert in London. He plays the 60’s and Northern Soul Allnighter Crossfire on October 21st. Crossfire started in 2001, bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. Magnus and his seven-piece band will be performing tracks from his ‘Northern Soul Sessions’ EP and forthcoming album. Support comes from The Wheels and Green Seagull.

Magnus Carlson is one of the most successful male artists in Sweden. His latest solo album – a testament to his passion for Northern Soul (sung in Swedish) – went straight to number one in his native country earlier this year. Magnus has now recorded the entire album in English and is set to release the first tracks from it this month in the form of an EP ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’, featuring his debut UK single ‘The Long Way Home’.

His Swedish gold selling album was partly recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn studio with producer and bassist Andy Lewis, together with a slew of top British session musicians. The record has been hailed as one of the best Swedish albums of 2017, still in the top 40 after 6 months, and still receiving huge radio play. ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ will be released both digitally and on two special 7”s’, featuring two newly written originals, as well as two covers; the Frankie Valli and the Four Season’s classic ‘Beggin’ and Eddie Holman’s ‘I Surrender’.

Magnus Carlson has had a long and illustrious career. He’s collaborated with more artists than even he can remember. From duets with songstress Anna Ternheim to features on big house tracks; from performing Velvet Underground-covers with Nina Persson of The Cardigans and Ebbot Lundberg of The Soundtrack of Our Lives to playing horns with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Magnus is a self-proclaimed vinyl junkie, a devoted record collector and highly respected DJ in his native Sweden. He also runs Bangers ‘n’ Mash, one of the longest standing club nights in Stockholm. Launched in 2005 the night has hosted guest DJ’s like Kevin Rowland, Suggs, Alan McGee, Mani, Andy Lewis, Eddie Piller, Dean Rudland, Andy Bell, Jonathan Owen, Vicky McClure, Steve Craddock, Paolo Hewitt, Shaun Ryder, Tim Burgess, Bob Stanley, Gem Archer, Little Barrie, Dot Allison and many more.

Magnus Carlson a modern-day version of the classic 60’s blue eyed soul singer, with such a moving, genre defying, straight-to-the-heart quality to his voice, it’s been known to make grown men cry – on more than one occasion. On stage, his seven-piece band consists of the absolute cream of the crop of Scandinavia’s jazz and soul musicians. They are guaranteed to blow the socks off any hardcore soul fans.

As Ian McCulloch once put it: ”Magnus, you don’t sing like an angel. You sing like a fucking God.”

Stream ‘The Long Way Home’ here:

Catch Magnus Carlson live in London: 
Sat 21st October Crossfire @ London’s 229 Venue

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