Nick ensures Fringe goes off with a bang

Friday, 24 February 2006

Australia's most exciting young percussionist, Nick Parnell, is set to ignite the Adelaide Fringe Festival next week with a series of concerts featuring exotic world rhythms and melodies.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music, and a star of the University's award-winning Life Impact brand advertising campaign.

His Fringe show It's Nothing But Rhythm combines pulsating African rhythms with exotic Brazilian melodies, and will feature music from his debut ABC Classics CD Generally Spoken It's Nothing But Rhythm.

"People can expect a show which will use instruments including marimba, vibraphone, djembes, repinique drum (Brazilian instrument), wood blocks, cowbell, cymbals, bamboo chimes and even tuned wine glasses!" Nick says.

"The show will be amplified through a PA system to give it extra grunt and images will be projected on a large overhead screen."

The Fringe Show will also serve as a prelude to Nick's upcoming national tour that begins in April, with the Adelaide concert being held at the State Opera Studio on April 21.

Nick is also performing a special concert on April 22 near his hometown of Orroroo in the State's Mid-North. Rhythms and Wool Bales will be emceed by ABC Radio personality Peter Goers and will also feature country singer John O'Dea and rising piano star Leigh Harrold.

It's Nothing But Rhythm will be performed on March 1, 2 and 3 at 8.30pm at the Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace. Bookings can be made through FringeTIX on (08) 8418 8666, or at the door.

For more information about Nick Parnell, visit his website.


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