Whether as a solo artist or with fellow musicians, Magdalena's musings never leave the audience indifferent. Read more about her, as well as her performing accomplices...
"Superb! Fantastic musicians and arrangements, Very sophisticated instrumentation. Haunting voice"
Magdalena Reising is a Scottish born singer and harp player with Polish parents. She trained at Chichester College and has a BA hons in music from Brighton University. She has composed, sung and played on many CD releases, radio performances and live concerts.
Her pedal harp provides subtle and atmospheric elegance at special events including weddings , corporate events and recitals Her lovely voice can accompany the delicacy of the harp if required. She plays a wide ranging repertoire from classical , jazz to popular works.
She has enjoyed a 7 year harp residency travelling around the world with Cunard ships and is now more land based in Brighton, East Sussex .
UK Regular Venues/clients include The Grand, Brighton, Stanmer House, Prince and Princess of Romania, The Metropole, Sunrise Senior Living Group, Cunard, Amberley Castle, National Trust properties around the Uk.
“Magdalena brought magic to our summer birthday party in our garden. On a rainy autumn evening amazingly she did just the same, as she played from our conservatory whilst the party drank champagne. She plays with a natural grace indicative of her personality”
Jackie Clemants, Psychotherapist
“We so much enjoyed your recital and were aware that we were listening to something very special. We are sure you touched many hearts today, not just ours ! Thank you so much.”
Ken & Shelagh Burton
Magdalena Reising and Shane Hill have performed at Ronnie Scott's, 606 Club, Park Lane Hilton, The Cafe de Paris in the UK. Magdalena has also held Harp residencies on the Queen Elizabeth , Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria cruise liners. Numerous theatre dates , festivals and private events throughout the world are all a part of their shared performing experience.
Review of Magdalena Reising & Shane Hill:
“... compelling and clear talented performance from Magdalena Reising on harp and vocals, and Shane Hill on jazz guitar. .. the relationship between the two performers was absolutely key to the songs being performed, sounding so original and the style appearing so unique.... genuinely gifted musicians ... The music was calming, interesting and completely beautiful ... A musical spirit lifter!...
Rating: 5 Star from Latest 7 Magazine”
Folk / Jazz duo
Magdalena Reising is an accomplished jazz singer and harpist. She performs with a grand concert harp and her outstanding trio, the Blue Cafe Jazz, featuring Shane Hill on guitar and Terry Seabrook on keyboards. Magdalena’s mesmerising voice takes an audience on a bewitching musical journey through jazz, folk and originals. She’s a spellbinding performer, elegant, sophisticated and unique. The grand concert harp is unusual in jazz but its celestial sound combined with her lovely voice really does create something heavenly. Be prepared to be charmed!
Folk / Jazz trio
The acclaimed Cafe Jazz ensemble blend their unique style of performing Tin Pan Alley jazz standards and haunting originals
Each performance takes the audience on an enchanting musical journey. Accompanying her are three of the best jazz improvising musicians in the UK, Terry Seabrook on piano, Steve Thompson on double bass and Alex Eberhard on drums, each capable of holding an audience spellbound. At the centre of the band are the bewitching vocals and harp playing of Magdalena Reising that evoke Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but in the end are as individual, fresh and original as the band accompanying her.
International Guest artists also include the outstanding Tony Pancella ( Italy ) , Uri Bracha ( Israel ) , Bobby Wellins (UK ) , Louis Durra ( U.S.) , Graham Robb (UK ) , Raffaelle Bizzoca (Italy )
Available as a trio , quartet or quintet for an all year round jazz show or jazz Burns Night
“.... a sound that is both timeless and magical. Everyone was silently captivated from start to end"
Rating: 5 Star from 3 Weeks Magazine
“Glorious, subtle, magic power"
Rating: 5 Star from New York Review
“A spirit lifter"
Rating: 5 Star from the Latest Magazine
“The ensemble performed at our Burns Night Supper. We had not considered hosting such an event before, but her combination of Jazz with traditional Scottish themes appealed to us. It was a huge success attracting a diverse audience; the blend of Scottish music, readings and song provided a wonderful entertainment, not only to the number of Scots present but to those who attended out of curiosity. I have no hesitation in recommending Magdalena for similar events."
Graeme Coles, Manager, Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, nr Lewes, Sussex
Folk / Jazz quartet or quintet
An evening of love through music in all it s forms.
Sophisticated orchestral jazz with a dash of glamour featuring Magdalena Reising on harp and vocals.Songs include 'What a Wonderful World' and 'Embraceable You'
Orchestrated Show - Embraceable You