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Harts Warms Hearts

Posted on Mar 10, 2017.

Darren Hart or ‘Harts’ as he’s known was playing at The Oxford Arts Factory last September in support of his new album ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’. This time around he played to a near sold-out crowd at both The Metro Theatre & 170 Russell Street, a testament to the creative acclaim the multi-instrumentalist has carved for himself in the music scene.

Photographer Credit - Jarrod Meadows

Touring in support of his tremendous second album, ‘Smoke Fire Hope Desire’, Harts' diverse musical talents are on display for all to witness as the free-spirited trio turn the soul and funk levels up to 11. Backed by crisp drumming and woozy bass lines, multi-instrumentalist and frontman Darren Hart radiates confidence, his face contorting into an array of mystifying poses as he makes love to his guitar. Blissfully taking the audience into a world of nu-disco-soaked desire and eargasmic arrangements, Hart has everyone grooving along and clapping their hands. – 170 Russell St, as reviewed by The Music.com.au

Photographer Credit - Jarrod Meadows

Tracks like ‘Fear In Me’, ‘Peculiar’, ‘Lovers in Bloom’ and ‘Breakthrough’ are all ferocious funk monsters and find the crowd chanting along to both their lyrics and guitar licks as Harts went nuts on stage. Songs often gave way to extended jams and, in the case of encore track ‘All Rise’, got an exciting new facelift – The Metro Theatre, as reviewed by Moshcam.com

Harts is a natural performer, exuding confidence as he commanded the stage and attention of everyone in the room. It's easy to see why he's been compared to a young Prince by so many (even the late artist himself) but, with a colourful Stratocaster guitar in hand — on which he absolutely shreds — and a real ‘60s psychedelic influence, comparisons could also be made to Jimi Hendrix. Harts, also a skilled multi-instrumentalist, moved from electric guitar to bass guitar to keys during his set, delivering his fundamentally irresistible combination of funk, rock, soul, blues and pop. –The Metro Theatre as reviewed by TheMusic.com.au

Harts has recently signed to Washington Square Music.


Website - http://www.hartsmusic.com/