Cayman trio Little Magic is at Camana Bay twice this weekend. First off, you can catch them Live at the Paseo on Friday, 7 December then on Saturday the band is at the final Musician’s Showcase of the year.
Weekender grabbed main man Eden Hurlston for some questions.
Who is in the band and what instruments do you play?
Little Magic is: Glen Scott – guitar; Mike Wilks – bass; Eden Hurlston – congas and vocals. On Friday on the Paseo and at the music and art showcase on Saturday, we’re joined by Kate Allenger on violin.
How did you get together?
Glen and I formed a duo originally to play some instrumental gigs and back up Natasha Kozaily for shows at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Camana Bay in 2009. The new trio formed in early 2012 and we’ve been playing all over the island in duo and trio combos since – we just played the Rotary Central Music Extravaganza on Saturday, 1 December, with Kate – it was a blast!
What’s the story behind the name?
Small combo, big sound, positive music, hopefully it brings a Little Magic into your life – that’s what music should do.
What kind of music do you do?
We play everything from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Cee-Lo, bossa nova to the blues, all adapted to a uniquely Caymanian style we like to call soulful acoustic fusion.
Which songs get the best response in Cayman?
Our original music is really well received as well as Caribbean classics and the modern covers we do, plus, everyone likes the blues.
Any releases planned?
We have plans to record soon – keep posted on our Facebook page: Little Magic.
How has 2012 been and how is 2013 looking?
2012 has been great! 2013 is looking even better, as we keep developing music and playing shows.