The Magical Bunch

The Magical Bunch

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A group of four highly talented young kids' with a universal appeal, defining what the future of music will look like.

Biography

Made of four siblings age 10-16, the Guelph based Afro-fusion band The Magical Bunch is receiving some serious attention with its prodigious young talent, distinctive sound and its humanitarian mission. The Magical Bunch dares to be different. Combining a variety of styles such a rock, funk, r& b, Afrobeat and jazz fusion, The Magical Bunch has discovered a unique sound full of energy, mystery and kids'playfulness. 16-year-old Christian Ryangoma(guitar and vocals), brother Christopher(bass, age14) and stisters Victoria(drums,age 12) and Vestine (keyboards and lead vocals age 10), have been playing together for a year and half, and they have already caught the attention of thousands of myspace visitors, landing them on Canada's CTV, and CBC television and radio. For the four Ryangoma children, forming a band is as natural a calling as it is a way to spend quality time together. The children of Berklee-trained musician Iggy Ryangoma have been exposed to a wide range of popular music since infancy. Their influences range from pop/R&B artists like The Jackson Five, Jo Jo and Alicia Keys to great jazz artists like George Benson, Herbie Hancock and Marcus Miller. The Magical Bunch has roots in Rwanda, from where Christian and his parents fled during the genocide in 1994. Christian was just 15-months-old at the time. AT that time, it was music - Iggy's Fulbright Scholarship to Berklee College of Music - that brought the family out of harm's way to the United States. Music has since played an integral role in healing the emotional aftermath of their experince: the band's single, "Made of Fire," is one of many original tunes written by Iggy in the years since the family's resettlement. Now, The Magical Bunch hopes to use their original music to entertain and educate, bringing awareness and funds to international relief organizations, through recordings and live performances. Last year The Magical Bunch obtained an endorsement deal through Erikson Music for new music gear: Pearl drums, Washburn bass guitars, Korg keyboards, Hagstrom guitars, Digitech fx, Marsall Amps, Hartke amps and more

Discography

Made of fire
Lonely chained woman
Fresh start

Set List

The Future
Made of fire
Lonely chained woman
left behind
Write your own book
Only
Beyond the smile
Let's move the mountain
Meet me
Sorry
Only
Everybody knows