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Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that’s Sonic Delusion's (Andre Manella) Latin-infused, pop-laced, funky, electroacoustic folk. He is on an album release tour and will be coming to play at the Brew Craft Beer Pub in Tauranga on Friday 28th April, Waihi Beach Hotel on Saturday 29th April and Brew Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua on Sunday 30th April. The vibrant, high-energy live performer, Sonic Delusion (Andre Manella) blends dynamic layers of rhythm, tones, bass lines and vocals, carving out “his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound” (NZ Musician).

The New Zealand-based Swiss-Kiwi is one of the original one man banders; he has been looping for over ten years and still digs the challenge of building up a song in front of a live audience.  He loves to exploit dynamics in a live scenario, stoking the groove with funky bass or beats to really get the audience going .  Sonic Delusion’s uniquely upbeat, funky folk is full of irresistible atmospheric joy; even scorching Aussie temperatures of 47 degrees couldn’t keep people from dancing!

Sonic Delusion kicked off his touring career in 2013 with an epic 9-month, 70-venue tour of New Zealand, and now has over 500 gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland and Germany, several international festivals under his belt. He’s also known for his unorthodox gig venues, having played concerts from a purpose-built stage on the roof of his family’s housebus, a shop roof, a lake, and at auctioned gigs in lounges around the country.   

This Material World is Sonic Delusion’s 4th Album and he will be touring nationwide throughout April, May and June and Europe in September 2017.