The Magi have released their debut single entitled 'Try'. Typically a band creates a song, but the song 'Try' actually created a band.
Damien Horne (The Farm, New North), Kenny Carter (Waterdeep, Trump Dawgs), and David “DJ” Lee (Scratch Track) have merged their individual talents as artists, songwriters, and producers.
After years of performing in colleges, clubs and churches they have joined forces to bring a positive and encouraging musical experience to uplift souls and inspire a wide variety of audiences. By mixing bass grooves, beatboxing, acoustic guitar, and Soul-Felt vocals, The Magi create an organic sound that is unique and specifically their own.
'Try' oozes a cool and contemporary R&B feel alongside smooth vocals and polished sounds to create a really special debut for the band using influences from many different genres.
“The three of us got together to write one day last year. Before we started, we chatted about our lives, individual music careers, struggles and passions. Then I started a beatboxing loop and Kenny and Damien jumped right in groovin’ and next thing I knew we had what felt like a really unique and honest song. As soon as we finished that day, I remember Damien looking at us and saying ‘we should play shows like this —as the three of us'."
"It just so happens that this song reflects the current emotion worldwide as it mirrors the human struggle to be better, to make things better and to never give up on that struggle."
Damien Horne ties it all together
:“We are a brotherhood. We want our music to unite people. The Magi is all about inspiring and encouraging souls with a positive message that the world desperately needs in this present time.”
Damien is the lead singer and acoustic guitar player in The Magi. He was one of the original members of Nashville’s infamous Muzik Mafia founded by country superstars Big & Rich. He has also toured and shared stages with artists from the likes of Hank Williams, Jr. to John Legend. Damien eventually became one third of the country band, The Farm Inc, who were signed to Warner Brothers and toured the globe with multiple Top 40 hits.
Kenny Carter has been a professional musician for 25 years. He has toured the US with folk/rock band, Waterdeep, and led funk/rock supergroup Trump Dawgs. He’s shared stages with Gavin Degraw, Gym Class Heroes and King’s X. Through his career he’s contributed production and deep bass grooves for many independent artists on their recordings and live performances. He’s the creator of Gruntwork Music, a mixing and mastering lab that specializes in writing, producing, recording, mixing and mastering music. Kenny is The Magi’s musical director and is responsible for the band’s recording and production work.
David “DJ” Lee is a beatboxer, singer, songwriter, and producer. He spent 11 years in the indie band Scratch Track performing more than 1200 shows domestically and overseas, including tours to Europe and Japan. Their music appeared on CSI:NY, Sony Playstation’s MLB: The Show, MTV, and various independent films. Scratch Track recorded seven albums and independently toured and shared stages with The Roots, Zac Brown Band, O.A.R, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Jurassic 5 and numerous other national acts. DJ also specializes in artist management and tour managed Folk/Americana phenomenon Madisen Ward and Mama Bear for several years. Along with contributing vocals and harmonies, DJ’s live beatboxing and looping is the rhythmic backbone for The Magi’s live performances.
The three members of The Magi are solo artists, songwriters, and producers who believe they can be stronger together.
Like Aristotle said:
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Meaning, when individual parts are connected together to form one entity, they are worth more than if the parts were by themselves. The Magi come together, as brothers, to collectively write honest and real songs in an unique format.