Michele’s aiming for solo Magic

Michele Stodart, gigs in Yorkshire.
Michele Stodart, gigs in Yorkshire.
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More than a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top 10 with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo to release her second solo album ‘Pieces’ on July 8.

Before then she is hitting the road to play several co-headlining shows with Kathryn Williams in Yorkshire.

The duo will be appearing at Hebden Bridge on Friday, May 13 then at York’s House Concerts the following night, Sheffield’s Greystones on Tuesday, May 24 and in Leeds at the Belgrave on Thursday, May 26.

Michele will be unveiling songs from her new album along with material from debut ‘Wide-Eyed Crossing’, which was released four years ago.

She says: “With your first album it’s very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you’ve got and saying, ‘Here I am.’ With this one, though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more.

“There was never a plan to start making solo records. But then something happens. The songs you’ve been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own.

“Before you know it, you’re walking onto a stage where there’s just one mic stand, one monitor and no drums. And you’ve no clear recollection of what got you there!”