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    The KHYAL TRIO featuring ARIA award winner Bobby Singh (Tablas), Sarah Hyland (Voice) & Damian Wright (guitar) @ El Horses, Nowra

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    The KHYAL TRIO featuring ARIA award winner Bobby Singh (Tablas), Sarah Hyland (Voice) & Damian Wright (guitar).
    Three friends from three different musical backgrounds take to the stage and create a collaboration of beautiful music through the traditions of Flamenco, Hindustani classical and Jazz. With a genuine love and respect for all three genres they intertwine and play with rhythm and melody to merge their individual voices into a unique soulful sound
    "An amazing fusion of ragas, jazz and flamenco... The Khyal Trio of Bobby Singh on tabla, singer Sarah J Hyland and guitarist Damian Wright astounded the capacity crowd with virtuoso performances of their musical fusion of East and West" Trad & Now
    "The tabla's melodicism was so striking...Wright provided a solo introduction of exquisite delicacy and increasing drama" Sydney Morning Herald

    SARAH J HYLANDA honey- voiced storyteller of prodigious talent, Sarah J. Hylandreleased her second album ‘I’ll fly into your arms’, to a round-up of prestigious jazz and live music venues in Manhattan, New York. She has received critical acclaim overseas,  being invited to India to perform at the Taj, Delhi and at home she is a regular on the jazz circuit playing A-list venues like the Vanguard and the Basement in Sydney and the Paris Cat in Melbourne.Sarah has sung alongside industry heavyweights including Vanessa Amorossi and Eric Clapton, performed at Wangarratta Jazz Festival and has featured on ABC Radio’s Jazztrack program.

    BOBBY SINGHTabla player Bobby Singh, a disciple of the great maestro Aneesh Pradhan, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the Australian world music circuit and is the first choice for musicians from India touring Australia and New Zealand.Bobby has played with such luminaries as Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Purbayan Chatterjee, Shashank Subramanium & Guru Karaikudimani amongst many others.Outside of the milieu of Indian classical music, Bobby has also formed many partnerships with some of Australia’s best known musicians. Crossing many styles of music from Drum & Bass with The Bird to Western Classical with Slava Grigoryan to Blues & Roots with John Butler & Jeff Lang.

    DAMIAN WRIGHTDamian Wright is an ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist. Damian recently released his debut album “Shifting Sands” (ABC Music) which was The Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Album of the week’ where it was described as “Glorious guitar playing”.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 in 2016 to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan & was a soloist at The Sydney International Guitar festival in 2017 & 2018. 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.


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