Too funky for folk and too folky for funk – that’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 “his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound” (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). They ratchet up the dynamics with Latin-flavoured keys, funky bass, and irresistibly danceable beats.
Sonic Delusion’s uniquely upbeat, funky folk is full of irresistible atmospheric joy; even scorching Aussie temperatures of 47 degrees couldn’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. He’s also known for his unorthodox gig venues, having played concerts from a purpose-built stage on the roof of his family’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 Delusion’s 4th Album and will be followed by a nationwide album release tour throughout April, May and June and Europe in September 2017.