ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) presents his trio featuring national Jazz awards finalist BEN HAUPTMANN (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc….) on guitars & brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc). Exploring the world of contemporary flamenco music, it’s influences, with unique and personal interpretations of the art form.
In 2014 Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Damian’s ensemble BANDALUZIA was invited last year to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. Bandaluzia was recently awarded “The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe” at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014.
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.
“I loved the authenticity of this performance, This is blissful music: tabla-fast strums that drench you in tense rhythms; barred left hands with fingered melodies; rock solid beats in rhythms of huge complexity. Just fabulous music and a great eye-opener,” Canberra Jazz.net