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March 21, 2004

Jerusalem Post

Nic Doodson says one of the reasons he started the a-cappella group, The Magnets, was to meet girls. The good-looking American-British singer no longer has to worry about finding dates. Seventy-five percent of his and his five other band-mates' audience is female. Since their launch in 1997, the sextet has increasingly become hot property. And the guys - Doodson, Michael Welton, Colin Brown, James Fortune, Stephen Trowell and Andy Frost - are now in town to burn up our stages. They are just one of the acts at this year's fifth International Spring Festival in Rishon Lezion.

Welton worked as a journalist covering the Middle East before joining the band, and has been playing down any apprehensions his band-mates might have about touring through our country. "I've been to several countries in the region and never felt in any danger. I traveled around Yemen, kidnap center of the Mideast, so I'm sure [our visit in Israel] will be fine," he said. "It doesn't seem sensible [not to come because of the volatile situation] and stop us making fans in Israel." More

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