March 06th, 2019 – June 03rd, 2019
Magic Giant (often stylized as MAGIC GIANT) is an American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles, California in early 2014. The group consists of Austin Bisnow (lead vocals, cello, synthesizer, percussion), Zambricki Li (viola, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, cello, mandolin, octave mandolin, dobro, lap steel, backing vocals) and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello, bass, percussion, backing vocals).
Magic Giant released their self-titled EP Magic Giant in 2015 and their studio album In the Wind in 2017. The band is best known for its single "Set On Fire" that charted top 30 in Billboard's Alternative chart, and "Window" which has so far charted top 40 on the Hot AC radio chart.
There is something purely joyful and contagious about a Magic Giant show. First is the kind an approachable attitudes the band has with the audience. Second is the fierce authenticity and passion they perform with. And, last, all of that stage presence is paired with the catchiest, happiest and best folk/pop/rock fusion you will ever hear. 18 months ago I saw Magic Giant open for a band. By the end of a couple songs, you’ll be blow away with their ability to create fans from spectators- instantly.
The trio has drawn comparisons to bands such as Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk the Moon, Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons. The group has cited influences including Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Julian Casablancas, John Hartford and The Avett Brothers.
Magic giant at America Gardens Outdoor Theatre will be the pure heaven. It is an acoustic set and perfect for the venue. This band has so much heart - so much energy, love and enthusiasm for living life in the here and now. Their lyrics are at once both ‘catchy’ and full of meaning. If you get the chance to see them- go. Especially if it’s a small venue. We think they are going to explode all over the music scene. Go now, while they still give out hugs and photos and autographs to anyone that wants after the show!!!
Did you know?
When Bis, Magic Giant’s lead singer, was 12, he fractured his ankle the first day of basketball camp. Since he was unable play, he joined a songwriting camp. He eventually fell in love with it and hasn’t stopped.
At the age of 13, Li was hit by a car. He went into a coma and suffered a brain hemorrhage. When he returned from the hospital, he learned to play the violin during his recovery