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Piano Magic


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Piano Magic was originally conceived in 1996 in London, as a home recording project by Glen Johnson, enlisting friends Dominic Chennell (synths/electronics), Dick Rance (guitar) and Paul Tornbohm (live drums/percussion).
Originally, Piano Magic operated a “revolving door” policy, inviting guest singers and musicians to contribute to recordings but by 2000, Johnson was the only remaining founder member and it had transformed into a fully-fledged international touring group. In the early 00's, Piano Magic recorded 2 albums for 4AD Records - the first, a soundtrack to Spanish director, Bigas Luna's film, 'Son De Mar.' The second, perhaps most notable for featuring the first recording in 30 years of "long-lost" folk doyenne, Vashti Bunyan. Further collaborations throughout the years included John Grant, Low, Dead Can Dance, The Apartments and Tarwater.
Through the new millennium, Piano Magic comprised mainly of core members Glen Johnson (guitar, vocals, programming), Franck Alba (guitars), Jerome Tcherneyan (drums, programming), Alasdair Steer (bass) and Angèle David-Guillou (vocals, keyboards). Thanks to rigorous touring, the group's blend of alternative rock and icy electronica became particularly popular in Spain, Italy, France, Turkey, Poland, Germany and Russia.
Johnson called time on Piano Magic in December 2016 with an acclaimed final (12th) album, ‘Closure.’ He continues to run the Second Language Music independent label and to collaborate with Cédric Pin.


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