The Magnets @ Gluttony, Adelaide 23/2/2020

The Magnets are a cappella group are back for this year’s Adelaide Fringe transporting us back to the 90’s! The Magnets: 90’s Rewind is a must-see if you want to dance in your seat and feel good while singing along to some of the most memorable hits of the 1990’s. With an exploration of how different countries around the world commemorate the music of the 90’s, engaging comedic intermissions and audience involvement, this show leaves you with a happy nostalgia.

This friendly group of five performers with high quality vocals perfectly utilise and highlight their talents in fabulous beat boxing, vocal percussion, instrumental mimicry and live looping, creating an unforgettable a cappella experience. Their outstanding performances have been internationally recognised, performing with The Black Eyed Peas and Blondie.
One of the falsetto superstars likens himself to ‘Baby Spice’ before introducing the rest of the guys as Spice Girls members. Fittingly, they break into a Spice Girls song as well as performing a Britney Spears hit. Dressed in unmistakable 1990’s fashion, these guys expressed their light-hearted and fun-filled personalities. The Magnets use outrageously impressive harmonies to create a catchy and emotional playlist with their unique versions of hits from iconic divas like Cher to rock bands such as AC/DC.

A favourite of the night was the ground-breaking rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, including one of the group members waving his phone light around, adding hilarity to an otherwise emotional performance. Seal’s Kiss From A Rose was brilliantly performed before the group finished with an impressively lengthy and outstanding medley of rap, RnB, pop, rock and 90’s Disney classics!

Bring your friends, your mum and your whole family for a satisfyingly fun show. You will definitely walk out the theatre wanting more as you sing your own version of Mark Morrison’s Return Of The Mack. I left this show keen to keep dancing the night away after experiencing the best 90’s playlists by world-class a cappella group, The Magnets.

Fringe Review By Zara Zampaglione

Tickets and show information from FringeTix

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