Reviewed: Monday 13th March 2012
Canadian Artist Harry Manx was in town for one show only, bringing his unique sound to a packed Spiegeltent on Monday night, along with Australian musician, Clayton Doley on the keyboard.
This is the kind of show where you want to find out more about the artist and how they’ve come to be.
Manx spent years in India studying under a tutor, mastering instruments including the 20 string Mohan Veena which he affectionately introduced to the audience half way through the show.
Earlier in life, before heading to India, his musical experience was shaped by working in sound at a blues club in Toronto. The result of these two influences is a fusion of catchy and soulful blues with the energy and sound of the East; his vocals heartfelt and relaxed.
Manx captivated the audience for the entire 60 minutes with his story like songs, old and new, while switching from one instrument to the next. He did a great cover of the Hendrix classic ‘Voodoo Chile’ on the banjo proving the banjo is more diverse than many of us think.
It doesn't seem to matter where he performs, Manx seems comfortable, fully committed and in the moment.
Great show! Get along to the Gov on 31st May to catch his next show in SA!
Venue: Idolize Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide
Season: Monday 13th March 2012
Bookings: Season has finished.