the Magic Mumble Jumble
“Home is where my heart is, and my heart is among my friends”. There couldn’t be more fitting lyrics to describe the lifeblood of the band. After three years of being on the road, playing little club shows, big festivals, some spontaneous gigs on the streets and wild-camping in the craziest places together, THE MAGIC MUMBLE JUMBLE will release their new album 'Show Your Love’!
Paul Istance - Lead vocals, TRUMPET
MARLON PICHEL - Drums, Vocals
Leah Uijterlinde – CLARINET, Vocals
VALERIE SCHEFFER - GUITAR, VOCALS
William Mcleish – Cello, PIANO, Vocals
PIM KOPPEN – Bass
Leroy van der Poel – Sousaphone, EUPHONIUM
BAS VOSSELMAN - Electric guitar
“THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN PLAYING SOME NOTES TOGETHER, WE ARE PLAYING LIFE TOGETHER“
The eight piece band share more than these deep experiences: the sound of their unique blend of jazz, pop, indie and folk, as well as the ability to translate their sense of connection to any audience. With his charismatic stage presence and live-to-love attitude, bandleader Paul Istance is on a mission to make the shows a magic experience, in which the gap between audience and band disappears completely. Armed with their eight singing voices, horns, cello, percussion, electric and acoustic guitars as well as a huge amount of positive energy, THE MAGIC MUMBLE JUMBLE sets out to include all the people they encounter in their journey on the road to freedom.
Since its founding, the band has released several singles of which the song “Home” was featured on a Sony Compilation in 2015. These releases were followed by their live debut album “The Magic Mumble Jumble” in 2016 - an outstanding live recording the band made in the Netherlands together with more than 60 musicians. Due to great sales it had to be reproduced several times already. In the autumn of 2017 they released their successful EP “We All Want Sunshine’’.
In 2018 the band recorded their second album “Show Your Love” together with producer Tom Gelissen (Ennio Morricone, Woodkid, Armin van Buuren). It will be released digitally on the 9th of November and the next day live in ‘PAARD’ Den Haag, the Netherlands. The second album features a band that has grown tighter and more mature throughout the years, and songwriter Paul Istance fully displays his ability to create deeply moving songs. Featuring the heartfelt and emotional title track ‘Show Your Love’, the highly personal ‘Wish I Knew’ and the anthemic ‘Heyla Sheyla’, the second album takes you through a wide range of musical highlights.
“Show Your Love” will be toured throughout 2019 mostly in the Netherlands and Germany where they have several true fan-bases and people love them.
Paul Istance - Biography
Paul Istance was born in Munich, Germany, on March 1st 1991 as the son of a German Doctor and Homoeopathist (mother) and a British Electronic engineer and Hippie (father). The early death of his father turned his life upside down as he already in young age compensated this heavy loss with an excessive live style. Years later music and love crossed his life at the same time. Both gave him the motivation that changed his attitude and longings towards life. By the time he had turned 18 there was no bigger desire than to study Jazz trumpet after playing Dixieland on the streets of Munich with old people that were full of passion and joy towards the music. Paul started teaching himself how to play the Piano from the age of 16 until 2010, when he took piano lessons from a film music composer. This was where he discovered a whole new world of music. By the time he was accepted at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague for jazz trumpet, his perspective and musical longings had developed further. From that point on his compositions were coloured by a new collection and connection of instruments.