The Reef Hotel Casino presents loop pedal ninja Kenta Hayashi and Sublime Soprano Tessa Devine

Live At The Casino – BAR36 – Live Lounge


One Night Only On Thursday 31st January 2019

Far North Queensland audiences are in for a special treat as The Reef Hotel Casino kicks off the first round of its live entertainment for 2019 with the return of loop pedal ninja Kenta Hayashi for one night only this January. The evening features the mesmerizing and spiritual loop petal genius direct from Japan, with special guest, the sublime soprano songstress Tessa Devine. Music-lovers will experience Tessa’s magnificent vocals, looped in with the magic of the guitar harmonies – it will certainly be an unforgettable evening and the perfect way to launch what promises to be a huge 2019 for BAR36.

‘One-man-band’ isn’t really an apt description of Kenta Hayashi – he is so much more. Described as ‘creating an orchestra of sound by layering vocals, guitar, effects and percussion’, Kenta’s show is not just a fusion of music, but is a sight to behold. Watching one talented musician create an entire room full of sound effortlessly is an unforgettable experience, and Kenta Hayashi takes to the stage in an unassuming fashion before blowing your musical mind!

Kenta is known for his direct focus on the vibration of his music – those vibrations, set at 444Hz, which are set to resonate with the ‘natural frequency of the water in our bodies’, are considered something of a ‘healing meditational process’. Consequently, an evening in the presence of Kenta Hayashi isn’t just a musical experience, it is a whole lot more. It’s about ebbs and flows, about reaching the peak and moving away again – it is something original and memorable.

It is no surprise Kenta Hayashi is acclaimed world-wide. He has been touring consistently – upward of 200 shows per year – performing around the likes of Europe, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, America, Asia and Australia. He continually records as he travels – sounds, languages, nature, samples – elements that become part of his live performance.

Tessa Devine has been touring the international market rigorously and is returning to her home-soil to support her debut album Pieces. Revered for her ‘one-man-band’ style that sees her loops her unique percussive guitar and haunting vocal harmonies together, along with an army of other instruments including keys, harmonica and percussion – an evening in her company is a jam-packed musical experience.

All original compositions, Tessa’s songs are full of stories, she effortlessly combines indie-folk-pop and surfy-tribal-roots creating a style that has endeared audiences far and wide. She released her debut album in May 2018 after two highly acclaimed EPs. She has performed at the likes of Cygnet Folk Festival, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival and Mount Beauty Music Festival at home, and taken her music to stages in the UK, America and Slovenia. She has also supported the likes of artists such as Smash Mouth, Diesel and Jeff Martin to name a few.

Kenta Hayashi and Tessa Devine perform at BAR36 at The Reef Hotel Casino on Thursday 31st January 2019 from 8pm. *** Live at the Casino shows in BAR36 are non-ticketed shows.

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