who is magic powers?
Magic Powers is the interdimensional alter ego of critically acclaimed pianist, singer-songwriter and
composer Christine Anderson. Following seven years of silence, her long promised, self produced album is in the works,
with a sneak peek due to drop december 21, 2012.
a little bit about magic...
Magic Powers discovered the piano at nine and by eleven had soloed with her first symphony.
In 2004, she recorded a 5-song EP, Pianist Envy, with Grammy nominees Derek Nakamoto and Craig Burbidge,
and went on to win the Los Angeles Music Award for Composer of the Year by a unanimous vote.
With a tremendous catalogue of original material, an extensive repertoire of classical masterpieces,
and a keen ability to compose hilarious songs about random people in the audience, right on the spot, Magic began gigging
steadily around Los Angeles, playing to diverse crowds of enraptured music lovers, professional musicians, and curious
rock stars, who had never seen anything like her. She quickly earned a reputation for giving sensational live performances
and passionately "serving up her soul on a plate of piano." It was the idea of capturing this emotionally charged live
vibe that led to the making of Live Summer Session. Half written on the fly and recorded live in a single gut wrenching take,
the album is hailed by
critics as "creative brilliance," "as raw and real as music gets." With a red hot
stage presence and the credibility that comes with writing all her own music - live and impromptu - the former child
prodigy is amassing a passionate following with her soulful voice, heartbreaking songwriting, and world class piano
playing. She has appeared in special features on ABC, MTV, and Much Music, but has turned away traditionally coveted
"record deals" to remain independent and in complete artistic control of her music. Following seven years of silence,
Magic has reemerged as a producer and engineer with new music set to drop December 21, 2012.
Stay tuned for photos, videos and more.
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID **
"Wonderfully inventive and startlingly evocative, she delivers each line of poetry, each piano embellishment with an
exquisite level of artistry, turning out music that is more than catchy and fun, but magical, masterful and extraordinary."
"Top Emerging Artist"
"Hot New Artist to Watch!"
"Home recorded masterpiece"
"Uplifting, powerful, and damned-hard to get out of your head!"
"They don't make records like this anymore"
"Reminiscent of Lennon-McCartney, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and old Elton John..."
"A treasure chest of excellent songs"
"Bittersweet ear candy"
"The brave risks she takes in her music are wildly successful"
"A profound body of work."
"An outstanding new songwriter in the vein of oldtime John Lennon and Paul McCartney"
"Enchanting and original"
"This stunning live debut is as raw and real as music gets; a spectacular specimen of pure musicality, stripped down to a bare
bones duet between [her] heavenly pipes and possessed-by-Beethoven piano playing."
"Her sound reminds us of old-time Elton John and Paul McCartney, but with a contemporary sensitivity..."
"Remarkable songwriting ability"
"One of music's best kept secrets"