Harts Plays Hendrix
Off the back of selling out the Melbourne Recital Centre with the premiere of Harts Play Hendrix in May of 2019, Harts is taking his powerful live set on an east coast tour of Australia for the first time. This reverent and insightful exhibition of talent will be a great opportunity to see Harts and Hendrix on stage at the same time.
Harts presents a special live performance celebrating the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The reverberations of Jimi Hendrix's 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 musician Harts.
Harts has garnered constant comparison to Hendrix with his expansive explorations of funk, rock, jazz, blues and psychedelia. Having rocked the Sydney Opera House steps on Australia Day, look out for his new alliance with ICC T20 World Cup and his David Jones editorial alongside Flume.
‘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.’- Harts
This stunning live performance celebrates the 50 year legacy of Jimi Hendrix and pays tribute to the anniversaries of his studio albums while bringing the distinct 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.
Darren Hart, professionally known as Harts, is an acclaimed musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music 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 a live album, securing three #1 most played songs on Australian radio station Triple J, his 2014 long-player, Daydreamer, drew praise from Prince Rogers Nelson himself, who noted that Harts full-length debut reminded him "of how I was at that age”.
Harts was awarded GQ Breakthrough Artist Of The Year award in 2016 and has collaborated on a song with The Roots and Lenny Kravitz for the official 2016 Olympic Games Campaign. With Harts’ live Triple J performances going viral, his premiere on Conan O’Brien’s digital channel Team Coco and having his song Red & Blue on a UK Premier League’s Match of the Day, he has engaged millions.
‘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
'This was Harts biggest gig to date and quite possibly a pivotal moment in his career.' Guido Farnell, The Music
'If the Melbourne Recital Centre show was a trial, then it was a success. This show could easily do the round across Australia playing venues like the Sydney Opera House.' Paul Cashmere, noise11.com
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