Cat Magic were a Dublin pop band who performed about 9 gigs in total (The Underground, Baggot Inn, etc) during their short lifetime. They rehearsed at Apple Rehearsal Studios.
A demo was recorded in Strand Street Studios in February 1987, engineered by Denis Begley, The Subterraneans sound man. These two tracks 'America Bound' and 'Summertime' more than hinted at a pop sensibility in keeping with the 1986-87 chart. They attracted interest from some UK labels (unbeknownst to the majority of the band, who didn't find out about this until some time afterwards) but nothing came of it. Des Fagin left in the summer and despite a change of mind on his part some weeks later the band chose to split.
However, they reconvened in September 1987 and auditioned for a new singer. Joyce Murphy from Cork was the eventual choice. By the end of the year, Cat Magic with new singler Joyce Murphy had changed their name to Kick.
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