Toby Juan AKA The Magic Epic grew up loving the A-Ha hit “Take On Me,” so releasing his own version and putting his own touch on it has always been a goal for him. What better time to release this gorgeous version than now, with the new A-Ha film in theatres. It took a long time to work things out with Sony, but he’s finally done it, and the end product is nothing short of spectacular. Toby’s version has a haunting atmosphere to it in a different key, and it’s been remixed by House producer Sherman De Vries. The song is from the new album ’36,’ which is available now.
Toby ‘The Magic Epic ‘Juan, grew up in suburban South London and moved to the coast after falling in love with Brighton where he began writing his own music in 2013. He worked as a hod carrier and then became a full-time busker after having enough of carrying bricks and cement one snowy morning .Many years of busking has allowed T.M.E to perfect his craft and overcome his performance anxiety. His influences include John Lennon & Otis Redding but he’s often likened to early Billy Joel. The tracks also feature Iain Hornal from 10CC and ELO on backing vocal and bass guitar whilst the videos are edited by Andy Baybutt who was behind the promo for The Verve’s Lucky Man’.
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