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Sirishkumar Manji and Vibhaas LIVE on D'Addario Stage

Sirishkumar Manji and Vibhaas LIVE on D'Addario Stage


Sirishkumar Manji and Vibhaas LIVE on D'Addario Stage

Date: Saturday 13th August 2022
Time: 7.30pm

Running Time: Approx. 1.5 hours
Age Rec: 16+
Live Audience:  Mixed seating and standing

Venue: Alphabetti Theatre, St James Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HP
Tickets: General (£10) Concession (£5) No Questions (£3)

Box Office: Online at or call 0191 261 9125
Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly

Tabla Maestro Sirishkumar Manji and his disciple, Vibhaas combine the organic sound and immediacy of the tabla with sampling, synthesis and sound manipulation.

They take a free form approach to each set, stepping into unknown sound worlds, polyrhythms and spontaneous compositions.
Sirishkumar Manji was introduced to the tabla at the age of seven by his late father and teacher, Pandit Bhagwanji Manji, a highly gifted vocalist, multi instrumentalist, and a disciple of the great singer Pandit Omkarnath Thakur. Sirish loves bringing the tabla into diverse musical situations, and has worked with an incredible variety of artists over the years, as well as producing and writing from his studio in London. His recent work includes musical contributions to the Oliver award winning play Life of Pi (visit

Vibhaas (aka Jesse Barrett) co-formed Mammal Hands in Norwich in 2012. His musical voice has been shaped by his ongoing tabla studies with Sirishkumar Manji, and he has sought to explore those themes within his drumming, composing and producing. In 2021, he released “Master Healer”, an EP of electronic works experimenting with evolving textures, suggested melody and propulsive rhythmic compositions derived from the table - vibhaas.bandcamp

This gig is produced in partnership with Gem Arts for more information about them please visit

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