Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Harts has garnered constant comparison to Jimi Hendrix with his expansive explorations of funk, rock, jazz, blues and psychedelia.
Now having rocked the Sydney Opera House steps and fresh from lighting up triple j studios with Denzel Curry for Like A Version, Harts is set to electrify Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on 30 May.
The reverberations of Jimi Hendrix’s singular expression of history, culture and social connection endures today as a new generation thrives on his music as a source of discovery and fulfilment. That same vivid spirt of song is still heard today in Harts.
‘I’m very excited to be putting on this special show. Jimi Hendrix’s music and playing has always been a big inspiration and influence on my own style as an artist and guitarist. It’s going to be a thrill paying tribute to the iconic music legend by performing and really showcasing his work in a show like this. I think Hendrix fans, Harts fans, lovers of classic rock and the guitar are really going to enjoy this show.’ Harts
This premiere live performance celebrates the 50-year legacy of Jimi Hendrix, pays tribute to the anniversaries of Hendrix’s studio albums and conveys the distinctive flair of his iconic performances as only Harts can. The show consists of a carefully curated setlist from Jimi’s entire catalogue, performed live by Harts in a powerful three-piece band experience, featuring guest appearances by some of Australia’s most revered musicians. Special guests to be announced at a later date.
Darren Hart, professionally known as Harts, is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Over the years, Harts has established himself as one of Australia’s finest young talents, composing, recording and producing three studio albums, two EPs and one live album, securing three number one most played songs on triple j, as well as being awarded GQ’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year award in 2016.
‘Harts is the real deal. He has the tools to lead a new generation that our world has never seen.’ Austin Hendrix, nephew of Jimi Hendrix
Thursday 30 May, 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins no interval)
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Four Tone Artists
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