Scene News: Harts Plays Hendrix – Special Live Performance Celebrating the Music of Jimi Hendrix

Award winning multi-instrumentalist and producer, Harts, presents special live HARTS PLAYS HENDRIX performance celebrating the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix

“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

The reverberations of Jimi’singular expression of history, culture and social connection endures today as a new generation thrive on his music as a source of discovery and fulfilment. That same vivid spirit of song is still heard today in Australian musicianHarts. Harts has garnered constant comparison to Hendrix with his expansive explorations of funk, rock, jazz, blues and psychedelia. Now having rockedSydney Opera Housesteps and fresh from lighting upTriple Jstudios withDenzel Curryfor Like A Version,Hartsis set to electrify the Melbourne Recital Centre in May.

I’m very excited to be putting on this special show. Jimi’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. -HartsThis premiere live performance celebrates the 50 year legacy ofJimi Hendrixand pays tribute to the anniversaries of his studio albums while bringing the distinct flair of his iconic performances as onlyHartscan.

The show consists of a carefully curated setlist from Jimi ‘s entire catalogue, performed live by Harts in a powerful three-piece band experience, and guest appearances by some of Australia’s most beloved musicians. Details to come.Darren Hart, professionally known asHarts, is an acclaimed musician, singer/songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and music producer. Over the years,Hartshas established himself as one of Australia’s finest young musicians; composing, recording and producing studio albums, EPs and securing three #1 songs onTriple J, as well as being awarded aGQ Breakthrough Artist Of The Year award in 2016.Harts Plays Hendrix

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, in arrangement with Four Tone Artists and The A&R Department

Thursday, 30 May 7.30pm // Tickets $65/$55

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins)

Harts vocals/guitar

Tickets on sale now

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