Contrary to popular belief the name ‘Magnumlady’ doesn’t come from the ice cream, champagne, a certain Tom Selleck or a gun. It’s actually a rock band. You can find them here. On Monday I flew over to Birmingham for the launch of the new album ‘On the 13th Day’ …which I have to say is brilliant. Anyway I met some of the band way back in the 1980′s, I’ve been a fan for almost 30 years! When I found out the launch party was happening I had to be there to hopefully meet all the band…and I did! You’ll have to excuse the daft look on my face. I look like some crazy fan girl (which I guess I am!)
This is me with Bob Catley, the lead singer of Magnum He’s a lovely man, he let me play his tambourine (that’s not a euphemism) at the last concert I was at in Manchester.
This is Mark Stanway the keyboard player of Magnum. Mark has also played keyboards for other bands over the years including Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott. Mark was telling me he spent a year in Ireland back in the day and thought the people were wonderful.
This is Al Barrow the bass player for Magnum. He’s also a fantastic photographer. He gave me a copy of the single ‘So let it rain’ and signed it for me. He also kept thanking me for coming all the way from Ireland. Spike from The Quireboys is in the photo too.
Harry James is the drummer for Magnum. There have been a few different drummers over the years. Harry was also the drummer for Thunder and is with a couple of other bands.
Tony Clarkin is the lead guitarist and song writer for Magnum. He has written some amazing songs over the years.
So without sounding like a big old groupie it was an amazing night and a dream come true. Not only did I get to meet the band I also got to meet some new friends and catch up with some of the fans I met from last year too. Thanks to Julie, Den and Jason for the photos…..and to Magnum for the music!