No, not Man City’s Nasri – a different kind of magic

Sun 7 June, 20:00; Club Vega; 220kr

Grammy-awarded songwriter Nasri (born Nasri Tony Atweh) had already achieved widespread fame in the music industry, writing hit songs for the likes of Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera and Chris Brown as part of the hit factory The Messengers (along with Adam Messenger).

And now he stands on the verge of worldwide stardom on his own accord, performing with his own band, Magic. And it is long overdue.

Founded more or less coincidentally on the streets of Toronto in 2012, the band has gone on to enjoy huge chart success.

Their sound combines reggae, pop and R&B elements, but most of all it is of uplifting spirit and the kind of music that will put you in a good mood and help you find balance in your stressful everyday life.

Magic perform upbeat songs from their first album, Don’t kill the magic, which was released in 2014 on tour with the aim of bringing people together to have a good time.

Their song ‘Rude’ is their most popular song and was a number one hit in several countries.

It tells the story of a guy who proposes to his girlfriend, but is immediately rejected by her father who doesn’t approve of him.

Underlined by Jamaican guitar twangs, it is a remarkably danceable track.

Like the other songs on the record, ‘Rude’ tells a true story, but twists it with a hint of irony and a winking eye – as Queen might say: a kind of magic alright.