Manu Delago

Manu Delago © Mirko De Nicolo
Manu Delago © Mirko De Nicolo

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Genre(s): World Music
From: Tyrol, Austria
Management: mgmt@tomtanzer.com
Label: www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/
www.sessionworkrecords.com/
Contact: contact@manudelago.com
Website: www.manudelago.com/
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UPCOMING SHOWS

Date City Venue Country
26. Jan. 2022 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm.
29. Jan. 2022 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm.
01. Feb. 2022 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm.
05. Feb. 2022 San Francisco Chase Center United States
Time: 8:00pm.
08. Feb. 2022 San Francisco Chase Center United States
Time: 8:00pm.
18. Feb. 2022 Bristol St George’s Bristol United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm.
20. Feb. 2022 Lewes Lewes Con Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm.
22. Feb. 2022 London Milton Court United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm.
23. Feb. 2022 Kent Ramsgate Music Hall United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm.
09. Mar. 2022 Trier Mergener Hof Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
10. Mar. 2022 Brussels Le Botanique Belgium
Time: 8:00pm.
12. Mar. 2022 Hannover Feinkost Lampe Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
13. Mar. 2022 Dresden Jazzclub Tonne Germany
Time: 8:00pm.
20. Mar. 2022 Munich Ampere Germany
Time: 8:00pm.

BIOGRAPHY

Manu Delago is not only known for being the drummer and Hang player of the Icelandic singer Björk. The “masterful and sensitive musician“ (The Telegraph) has also performed and recorded as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with various artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft or The Cinematic Orchestra.

His solo career began in 2007 when he uploaded a video onto Youtube in which he plays the Hang, a UFO-like hand-played sound sculpture. Now that video is the most popular Hang video on the internet and has been viewed more than 4 million times. Soon after, the “virtuoso on the Hang“ (The Times) formed his own band which has since played concerts on five continents. For the album the band ‘Manu Delago Handmade’ has teamed up with producer Matt Robertson (Björk, The Prodigy). The new material explores a vast array of sounds, ranging from sweet and delicate vocal lines with colourful Hang accompaniment, all the way through to chunky, electronic beats. The sound of the band is mature and well balanced, they have a real understanding of orchestration, moulding and continually changing the texture to create a different sound world with each piece.

The live show of Manu Delago Handmade is delicate and sophisticated, moving with ease between heavily rhythmic and free-flowing spherical sections. Each of the four performers takes on several instruments, displaying the great musical diversity of every member of the ensemble.


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