Since Apr 06, 2017
|Genre||Flamenco, Jazz and World Music|
|Website||www.bartstenhouse.com, www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OFxr1CaWog - www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwTJ-rAH80 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-1miTLT54|
|Bio||Australian born multi-instrumentalist and composer Bart Stenhouse has a deep interest in flamenco, jazz, world and improvisational styles of music and specialises in the flamenco guitar, electric guitar and electric mandolin. His playing style blends different cultures and styles to re-define musical genres and experiment with sonic landscapes.
Testimonials: “Bart is one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists right now” — Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya - Grammy Nominated Indian Classical Artist and Director of the India International Guitar Festival
"Bart played a house concert at my place in April 2017 and it was a wonderful experience. He was playing with Surojato Roy, a tabla player from Calcutta, India, and they were amazing together. Bart is a wonderful improvisationist, and he and Surojato together, whether playing music based on Indian classical music, or Spanish flamenco, were so in tune with each other, and their music really interesting. The audience at my house certainly appreciated their playing and also appreciated being able to ask about their music and the instruments they were playing. It was exactly what I would want from a house concert. Additionally, Bart was very professional to deal with before the concert and it was no problem to get it set up and it was a delight to have him and Surojato in my home. So, I can unconditionally recommend them to you for a house concert." Marion Andrews - Alstonville House Concert Host
"Many thanks to Bart and Surojato (tabla player from India) for a wonderful evening at our recent house concert. There were quite a few guests who not only had never heard flamenco and tabla music together - but didn't even know what a tabla was! They came with open minds and were delighted with this new experience. These two talented musicians took us all on a gorgeous journey through a soundscape of music that was both moving and uplifting. The comments from my friends afterwards were so positive - "I could have listened all night" "What superb musicians - how lucky were we!" "Bart and Surojato's music took me out of my busy head and reconnected me to my body - I could feel the music, I could feel the horses that Sur talked about in the rhythms and the sounds of the tabla" "I have never seen or heard tabla played like this before - it was phenomenal" "I just loved that flamenco guitar - and I had no idea tabla could work so well with it" "The jazz fusion was my favourite - they created the music right in front of us - and we could share their connection too - so intimate and special" - Jane K - Nambucca Heads House Concert Host
“The Bart Stenhouse Group took us on fabulous musical excursions spanning Indian Jazz Fusion, Flamenco/Afro Cuban. Our audiences were in awe of the compositions, improvisation, virtuosity and versatility of the group's performance! ” — Tom Henderson - Queen St Community Concerts - Yeppoon Qld