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» What distinguishes the musician who lived for many years in Centro-America and Spain is, that he succeeds in credibly staging rock and blues phrasing with the indian Sitar.
As well he presents himself as a virtuoso guitarist, who knows how to create unique timbres.

Another strong point is above-average songs, which partially are very catchy, but never appealing, that they come along sensitively handmade.
Payutas voice has a pleasant sound, gentle and fragile with a profound 'hoarseness.
Sleepwalking sure Payuta also integrates 'World' influences and Latin flair. «

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Songs, instrumentals, acoustic guitar and Payuta's electrified sitar-sound
create a wide and exciting musical spectrum in the payuta-typical ''worldbeat on the rocks''

'' for music lovers with a broad musical horizon necessarily advisable ''

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HARRY PAYUTA has released 11 very different albums under his name, each with its own mood and characteristics. The broad musical range of the productions ranges from soft to rock; from free improvisation to composed songs; from intrumental to the song.
The productions were all created in his own studio with many musicians of various musical styles.

Since 2003, the indian Sitar has been Payuta's main instrument, which he plays electrified and rock- jazz- and blues oriented.

» Working on the new studio-album: ONE MORE STEP / HARRY PAYUTA & FRIENDS
The album is a kind of retrospective and stretches a wide musical arc from Payuta's songs from the 90th with the rock band ''The Vee Jays'', a cross-section of his seven sitar albums (2003 - 2013), tracks from the guitar- and song-album ''Sweet Gloom'' (2016) and several new, unreleased songs.
All tracks have been revised and re-recorded. And for the first time, Payuta produced the album without guest musicians exclusively with his current trio HARRY PAYUTA & FRIENDS.
ONE MORE STEP offers a wide musical horizon from Harry Payuta's three decades of eventful musical life. The deliberate restriction to a trio in the implementation resulted in a perfect fusion of different epochs and musical styles to a homogeneous band-sound.

» Back at the start: '' HARRY PAYUTA & Friends '' with a new cast: Harry Payuta: sitar - guitar - vocals
Ralf Marckardt: bass - backing vocals   &   Jens Kolweyh: drums. First concerts from Sept. 2019

» Collaboration as a sitarist, singer, bassist and co-producer on the album THE EDGE by BELLA DONNA (Art-Rock / Bayreuth), which will be released on April 2019.
» Guest appearance at the TV Talk-Show ''Budder bei die Fische'' in Bremen / Germany

» Concerts with the HARRY PAYUTA & NOB WESCH BAND and a tour through several german cities with the psychedelic rock band THE ELECTRIC FAMILY.

2016: Concerts in El Salvador with local musicians.

In 2015:
» Return to Germany in his hometown Bremen and since then again active in various musical projects: Harry Payuta & Friends, The Electric Family, Sun Temple Circus, Bella Donna, Harry Payuta & Nob Wesch Band a.o.

2013 - 2015:
» one-year stay in San Sebastian / Spain, where the 11th album was produces with a Cuban percussionist. For the first time, this is a song album, on which in addition to the sitar also reinforced the acoustic guitar is used.

2007 - 2013:
» 6 years stay in El Salvador / Centro-America. Numerous concerts and productions of two albums with local musicians and Nob Wesch/Germany. Several appearances on TV shows and invitations to radio interviews in El Salvador.

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1 - BELLA DONNA (as Sitarist, Singer and Bassist)

2 - THE ELECTRIC FAMILY (as Bassist and Sitarist)

3 - SUN TEMPLE CIRUS (as Bassist und Sitarist)

4 - THE FURIOUS SWAMPRIDERS (as Singer, Bassist und Guitarrist)

5 - SECOND SKY, Dub- and Trip-Hop Project from Pennsylvania/USA (as Sitaris)t)

6 - RAVEENA, in the indian Video- and CD-Production ''Gayatri Mantra'' of the indian Pop-Singer Raveena (as Sitarist)

7 - SECOND SKY, Dub- and Trip-Hop Project from Pennsylvania/USA (as Sitarist))

8 - HUUN-HUUR-TUU from Tuva / Mongolia (as Sitarist, Guitarrist and Producer of two Remixes)

9 -DEEP TALK, Trance-Duo with keyboarder Volker Kahrs from GROBSCHNITT (as Singer, Bassist, Guitarrist, Sitarist and Didgerodoo-Player)

10 - EARTRANCEPORT, Ethno-Trance-Jazz Projet with members from Embryo, Amon Düül and musicians from Mali and Marokko (as Bassist and Didgeridoo-Player))

11 - THE ELECTRIC FAMILY / Worldlooker (as Bassist und Sitarist)

12 - THE ELECTRIC FAMILY / Lavender (as Bassist und Sitarist)

Press: Rock Times  

» The occasionally living in El Salvador string wizard has succeeded in an impressive manner,
to use the sitar to let western sounds and relaxed rock rule «

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