Press

What they’re saying about “the Carousel”: This is the type of pop music, which yours truly loves especially; surprising, unique, with strong, grabbing melodies and with meaning you can get lost in for hours….” “It makes The Carousel into an adventurous cd for poplovers of many different types.” **** Eric van Domburg Scipio, Heaven click here for Dutch review and translation
“Magarill fluctuates between tender and fiery tracks that diverge from the ordinary, giving an intimate look to listeners. Highlights on the album include a honeyed, mellow introduction that displays Magarill’s soft singing in “Boom.” “Glass” is an infusion of strings and delicate harmonization that sounds like a lullaby. “I am not a Monster” is a punchy ode to the female identity, and “The Carousel” blends sensual vocals with somber lyrics.” “it makes for a strong contribution in a musical era dominated by pop and hip-hop.” **** Aimee Mandel, iSpy magazine
“…another compelling release that you certainly don’t want to miss.” “Nancy Magarill is an artist. She doesn’t do contests or reality shows, and has no need for fixing it in the mix. Everything she says, sings and thinks is a statement. As it should be.” David Malachoswki, The Daily Freeman
“Magarill knows how to spice up a track” “Where Are All The Beautiful People?, with its driving dry drum sound, is the kind of song you want to hear in movies like Little Miss Sunshine or Burn After Reading. The stand-out track is Falling, a mash-up of poetry read by David Barnes, dance, and come-hither vocals wrapped in a luscious string arrangement. The Carousel is an apt title for a musical joy-ride.” Here Comes the Flood
“Nancy and her collaborators have put together a very creative and sometimes provocative tapestry of songs that takes the listener on a musical journey not to be missed”….Jan Fairchild, Producer, composer, Grammy award winning mixing engineer “Don’t be afraid to step right up and take a spin on The Carousel“,“Boom” is Magarill at her soft, sweet best and the minimal strings complement her morose-yet-beautiful singing”, “the Carousel has a lot to love”…Austin Trunick, Consequence of Sound
“Nancy’s voice is a nice addition to the voice of women.” Anthony Nadeau, Behind the Scenes
“After listening to The Carousel, I was haunted for a week with songs from the album playing over and over in my head. The vocals are rich and varied, the arrangements are sublime and the crafted writing ranges from pop rock to indie avant garde. Just listen to Boom and you’ll be hooked.” ***** Itunes Review
“A magnificent album by one of the finest New York songsters” ***** Amazon.com
Nancy Magarill has “”Pretty big girl Balls”, ” check out this Write Up from Mary Leary at San Diego Entertainment Magazine
Araby just finished it’s run at the Fringe….some nice reviews …check ’em out…”It’s just… there’s something there, you know? The kernel of something great, a seed….I can’t imagine what will happen with Araby next, but I hope for so much more. …Carlos Ponton and Nancy Magarill are giving standout performances.” Also a review from NYTheatre.com. (pic of Marlon and me – and my Jennifer Aniston hair! – from the Dixon Place performances)
Review on “Down Below the Rodeo”
Other Record Reviews: A Review @ CollectedSounds.com A Feature In Womanrock.com A Review From NYRock.com Interview at Talentissime A Review from songwriter’s monthly A Review from NY POST & others
Theater Reviews: Araby review “impeccable”, “particularly fine” – Backstage.com “In addition to Rael, other standouts in this entirely exquisite gathering of about 12 skilled artists include the talents of Nancy Magarill and Marlon Cherry.” Review by Kevin Martin
Composer Press/Reviews: tellus – Copenhagen Voice (a very dark interview and also excerpts from the show – *note the Trio is featured in the interview with Yung-Li)
Turning Heads, Frocks in Flight – New York Theater Wire Turning Heads, Frocks in Flight– The Copenhagen Voice
“haunting little Ballad” – Backstage Review – Pericles Redux (Arrangement of Mariana’s song) Pericles Redux – Hollywood Reporter (Great review of the whole piece )
Mankynde, the Musical Time Out, NY
The Winters Tale Nice Broadway World Fan Review