Harry Manx brings his Australian tour to Bendigo’s Capital Theatre on Wednesday, September, 14.
Described as an “essential link” between western and eastern music, Harry Manx’s unique sound blends the blues and classical Indian ragas. Manx’s signature instrument is the 20-stringed Mohan Veena which he mastered under the guidance of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the instrument’s inventor.
Manx spent 12 years in India immersed in the music and culture.
“Indian music moves a person inward,” Manx says. “It’s traditionally used in religious ceremonies and during meditations because it puts you into this whole other place.”
“Like many people I’m interested in my own development as a person and that’s represented in my songs, I’m searching for truth through art and spirituality.”
Born on the Isle of Man, Manx moved to Canada as a teenager where he ventured into Toronto’s blues scene – initially as roadie. His colourful career includes busking in Europe in his early 20s. Manx’s prolific output includes 12 albums released in 12 years. He has notched up several blues and folk music awards in Canada.
A fascinating evening is in store. Support comes from Luke Watt.