Too funky for folk and too folky for funk – thatâ€™s Sonic Delusion’s Latin-infused, pop-laced, funky, electroacoustic folk. They are on a album release tour and will be coming to play at the Old School Arts Centre in Raglan on Friday 12th May 2017.
The vibrant, high-energy live performer, Sonic Delusion (Andre Manella) blends dynamic layers of rhythm, tones, bass lines and vocals, carving out â€œhis own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental soundâ€ (NZ Musician).
In Raglan Sonic Delusion will play as a trio which includes French import Severin Thiebaut (bass, keys) and token Kiwi Missie Moffat (percussion, drums, backing vocals). â€‹They ratchet up the dynamics with Latin-flavoured keys, funky bass, and irresistibly danceable beats.
Sonic Delusionâ€™s uniquely upbeat, funky folk is full of irresistible atmospheric joy; even scorching Aussie temperatures of 47 degrees couldnâ€™t keep people from dancing!
Sonic Delusion kicked off his touring career in 2013 with an epic 9-month, 70-venue tour of New Zealand, and now has over 500 gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland and Germany, several international festivals under his belt. Heâ€™s also known for his unorthodox gig venues, having played concerts from a purpose-built stage on the roof of his familyâ€™s housebus, a shop roof, a lake, and at auctioned gigs in lounges around the country.
Entry is $15 and the gig starts at 8pm. Kid friendly all ages.
This Material World is Sonic Delusionâ€™s 4th Album and will be followed by a nationwide album release tour throughout April, May and June and Europe in September 2017.