Bonjour Holiday presents the return of
HARRY MANX (CANADA) - Faith Lift National Tour Tickets
7:30pm, Fri 23 February, 2018
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Canadian multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx returns to his fans in Australia with his newest take on his ‘Blues meets Ragas’ explorations. On this 12th tour down under, Harry will perform at The Basement with Sydney-based pianist Clayton Doley.
In his most recent recording, 'Faith Lift', Harry incorporates a String Quartet creating cross-cultural music that references and expands both Indian and western music, and shifts the feel and subtext of his unique sound. As Harry says, 'the strings give my music such an amazing lift, it feels like I have wings'. Sitting centre stage playing drums and guitars, Harry drives the rhythms forward with deep grooves, soulful patterns and spacious tones. Using his 21-stringed mohan veena (Indian slide guitar), a National steel guitar, a banjo, cigar box guitar, his voice, and harmonica to lay down his audible vision, the music carries the audience in a trance-like state. The lyrics draw from the works of the mystic poets with words of inspiration woven into story lines about everyday people.
Harry's just completed a hugely successful run across Canada with the string quartet, with shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the National Theatre in Ottawa, the Koerner Hall in Toronto and the Banff Centre of the Arts.
Harry will be accompanied by his frequent accompanist, Sydney-based pianist Clayton Doley.
A worldwide festival favorite known for his droll humour as well as musical originality, Harry's 15 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans worldwide.
'Manx is the man who had already married Hindustani music to the blues and created a bastard progeny that weeps in quarter-tones.' John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
"Harry's real skill lays in creating a rare musical place where blues, country, folk and Indian classical music co-exist as some spirit force". Downbeat
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.