Where Angels Fear to Tread

“…a cunning charismatic trio comprised of mother-in-law Mrs. Herriton (Nancy Magarill), brother-in-law Philip (James Stafford) and sister-in-law Harriet (Stephanie Hawkins).” “Nancy Magarill is perfect as Mrs. Herriton, the put-upon matriarch who honestly can’t see how much she messed up her kids.” – “Where Angels Fear to Tread” - Stage Buddy Review

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)

“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.” Kevin Martin, Cinemastage

Other Record Reviews

“Nancy Magarill makes high art with “Down below the Rodeo”. – Daily Freeman Review

Magarill makes beautiful but slightly twisted songs that never go where you expect them to. She has written the sort of songs that don’t stun you on first listen ,but creeps up on you when you least expect it. Then they’re impossible to get out of your head.  CollectedSounds.com. Anna Maria Stjärnell

Artistic, beautiful, sensual, sexy, classy, you name it, Nancy’s got it going on. Nancy is working with a full palette of colors, which she applies expertly to shade the songs with just the right emotion to give you gentle chills. She’ll take you into the darker corners of life and comfort you. Nancy has an enchanting softness in her vocals that effortlessly seduces the listener as she boldly stands lyrically naked and vulnerable within the music. Her high level of intensity is involving, compelling, and infectious. “Ode to Mother” is an instant favorite. Give her a listen and let her work her magic. Singer/songwriter Nancy Magarill has been leaving her audiences begging for more after she draws them in with her intimate performances and emotionally involving songs. Don’t miss her… Alan Foster, Songwriter’s Monthly

While playing the jazzy chanteuse, Magarill’s dusty, dusky pipes gave suggestions of strong whiskey, lit cigarettes and after-hours affairs. She then switched gears and sang chirpy songs of defiance. – RAY ROGERS, NY POST

This boasts a winning combination of dynamic and versatile songwriting coupled with beautiful and strong vocals. Her masterful blend of influences like Vega (Suzanne), Todd, and Bush (Kate), merge to form a sound that is clearly and uniquely her own. This eight-song collection features the knob twiddling of one Joy Askew on the best track, Love Goes Where Love Goes,” which is positively hypnotic, while “Sorry,” is a standout in a crop of overachieving songs. MATT MACHAFFIE, YEAHYEAHYEAH, ISSUE #16

Nancy Magarill is a Tori Amos-styled vocal stylist that works great expression into her delivery….Magarill’s delivery seems taken to the breaking point with emotion… TOM SCHULTE, WOMANROCK.COM

Nancy Magarill has a voice that caresses sensually, while seeming to crack with pain… but she’s entering territory in which most people, men and women, hate to admit they’ve resided…It’s an apt metaphor for Magarill, who has this pixieish, sweet coating, beneath which lie a cauldron of spice and hot sauce. HUDSON CURRENT

Nancy Magarill’s beautiful Sarah Mclachlan-esque voice is what stands out, although the haunting songs and evocative arrangements are also worth mentioning. These days it’s refreshing, if a little disconcerting, to hear intelligent lyrics from the standpoint of someone who is completely fixated on someone besides themselves. OCULUS MAGAZINE


video review: Copenhagen Voice (a very dark interview and also excerpts from the show – *note the Trio is featured in the interview with Yung-Li)  

“haunting little Ballad” – Backstage Review – Pericles Redux

Pericles Redux – Hollywood Reporter (Great review of the whole piece )

Mankynde – the musical, Time Out, NY