GALLERY: THE FABULOUS HARRY MANX @ LIZOTTE’S, NEWCASTLE – TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH 2016
Well, what a night! it’s been at least ten years since we’ve seen Harry Manx live and man he still has it, Harry wowed the sell out crowd with his unique and soulful sound of Blues with an Eastern twist. There was plenty of banter between Harry Manx and the the big crowd throughout the night, but as soon as he strummed that first note the punters sat up and listened in silent awe as he weaved his magic.
“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to. Born on the Isle of Man, Manx spent his childhood in Canada and left in his teens to live in Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. He honed his hypnotic live show on street corners, in cafes, bars and at festivals.
But it was Indian music that captured Manx and in the mid 80s he began his five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for A Meeting by the River). He also received the gift of Bhatts custom-made, self-designed Mohan veena-a 20-stringed sitar/guitar-that was the catalyst for Harry to forge a new path with his now signature east-meets-west style of music.
A successful touring performer, Manx has brought his “breathtaking” solo shows across Canada, into the USA, Australia, France and most recently to Singapore and Spain. He has appeared at many prestigious festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and infamous Blues clubs around the globe. Playing the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica and banjo, Manx quickly envelops the audience into what has been dubbed “the Harry Zone” with his warm vocals and the hauntingly beautiful melodies of his original songs. “The live performances have become the most exciting part of the music business for me,” Harry says. “And its not only the playing; its all the other magic that happens between myself and the audience. My goal has always been to draw the audience as deep as possible into the music.” Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves. The result is hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more.
For our friends out side of Newcastle other tour dates are as follows:
Sep 28 Bellingen Golf Club Bielsdown Hills
Sep 29 Yamba Golf Club Yamba
Sep 30 Lismore Star Theatre Lismore
Oct 01 Alison Pearl Presents Mullumbimby
Oct 02 Caloundra Music Festival Kings Beach
Oct 03 Caloundra Music Festival Kings Beach
Oct 05 The Gov Hindmarsh
Oct 06 The Hive’ Boston Hotel Port Lincoln
Oct 07 Fly By Night Perth
Oct 08 Fly By Night Club Fremantle
Oct 09 Club Troppo Broome
Oct 12 Darwin Railway Sports & Social Club Parap
Oct 13 Darwin Railway Sports & Social Club Parap
Oct 15 The Old Museum Brisbane
Oct 19 Lizottes Lambton
Oct 21 Sound Lounge Gold Coast Currumbine
Oct 22 Camelot Lounge Marrickville
Oct 23 Caravan Music Club Carlton
Oct 27 Red Hot Music Devonport
Oct 28 Wrest Point Hobart
Nov 03 The Clarendon Guesthouse Katoomba
Nov 05 Club Saffire Merimbula