"Jeff Beck meets Ravi Shankar on the set of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' while dancing in Rio"
A twisted tale of Indian, Blues, Celtic, Swing, Jazz, Bluegrass, and adventure. Fringe Award nominee Josh Bennett (Best Music) joins the genre-hopping antics of Andrew Clermont and the extraordinary vocals and dance of Parvyn (daughter of the renowned singer Dya Singh) to form BluGuru. All bets are off when it comes to what will happen at each show, with the genre and instrumentation changing from one song to the next, but you can expect soaring vocal harmonies, blistering guitar and fiddle, and then 'instrument guest appearances' by such as sitar, tabla, mandolin, banjo, didgeridoo, and of course, Parvyn's shaker.
Their debut album, "Ragas 2 Blu Riches" was hailed as a triumph for acoustic music, and covers everything from Jazz and Bluegrass to Brazillian samba and meditative Indian pieces. It includes four live tracks recorded on the road in NSW in 2010.
"It was like Womadelaide stretched into a fifth day when South Australian musical maestro Josh Bennett took us around the world in almost two hours of global tunes. ... a magical mix of music. ☆☆☆☆" Ben Hyde - The Advertiser
"With roots in Indian classical, Celtic folk, blues, bluegrass and a love of fusing them all together and adding Brazilian samba grooves, brilliant harmonies and whatever else comes to mind – sometimes all in the same piece of music – the BluGuru experience is a mesmerising global journey." Clayton Werner - Rip It Up Magazine
"Take two prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalists, combine them with the soulful and stunning vocals of Parvyn, ferment them in performances in the Dya Singh world experience (Parvyn is Dya’s daughter), and the product is BluGuru. Drawing on musical experiences and influences as disparate as the blues, country, Celtic, bluegrass, Indian classical, Bollywood, western swing, bluegrass and psychedelia, BluGuru blow me away with their breathtaking musicianship, exquisite and soaring harmonies and cheeky charm!" Ian Dearden - Trad & Now