Magic Dick and Shun Ng
(CINEMA SALEM WILL HAVE BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE!)
Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band has recently partnered up with guitar sensation, Shun Ng to create one of the most amazing musical acts to come out of Boston in a long time, and now it’s coming to CinemaSalem on March 31. This exciting event is presented by Creative Salem and CinemaSalem.
The music is soulful blues, rockin’ yet thoughtful. Performed by arguably two of the top musicians at their respective instruments, this show is dynamic and unique.
Check out the amazing video of Magic Dick and Shun Ng in action here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAZ3YyjtPg
Magic Dick has a long history in rock & roll. A founding member of the J Geils Band, when it was a simple acoustic trio in the mid-1960’s, with John Geils and bass player Danny Klein, the band remolded their sound and with the addition of Peter Wolf became a top live act of the seventies and eighties. Although their bread and butter was the soulful undercurrents of R&B, blues and rock, with their 1981 album Freeze Frame, they added a springier pop sound to their music, going to #1 on the charts on the bounce of the single “Centerfold.” Magic Dick was an important component of the J Geils Band, springboarding songs such as “Sanctuary,” “Homework, “Just Can’t Stop Me” and his signature blowfest “Whammer Jammer” with his soulful, often jazzed up harmonica playing.
Shun Ng was raised in Singapore and didn’t discover his guitar calling until his mid-teens, having grown up in a household that stressed academics. But once he found the guitar, his fate was sealed. He came back to the States (he was born in Chicago) to attend Berklee in Boston and before he knew it he was sitting in a room with Magic Dick wailing away on “Whammer Jammer.”.
Shun Ng is already an international star, a soulful, world class guitarist and electric performer.
Quincy Jones says: “When you see Shun Ng, you won’t believe your eyes nor your ears – he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science – his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.”
Showing on 3/31/2016 8:30 PM (90 Minutes)
CinemaSalem – Music Tiered T1