Mitra – a musical trio comprising of British blues innovator Michael Messer, Hindustani slide guitar maestro Manish Pingle and London-based tabla master Gurdain Singh Rayatt – will be performing at Ventnor Arts Club next month.
Their debut album, Call Of The Blues, was released in February 2016 and was immediately picked up by the blues, folk and world music media, getting worldwide radio airplay and press coverage in more than 40 countries and hitting number 1 in the iTunes Blues Chart.
This is more than another meeting of musicians from different cultures, this is a band with a successful album and its own unique sound; an exhilarating and highly accessible fusion of blues and Hindustani classical music. With vocals, slide guitars and tabla, these 3 musicians from opposite sides of the globe create a fascinating musical journey, running from the banks of the Mississippi, via London to Mumbai and the Ganges delta.
Ventnor Art Club’s Stephen Izatt says:
“Sometimes we hear a piece of music that makes such an impression on us that we have to track down the people who made the sounds and do whatever it takes to bring them to the Club”.
Mitra will perform in Ventnor on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November.
Tickets are available now from www.ventnorartsclub.com or by phone on 01983 857060. All welcome.