KurtX played his ‘wee instrument’ last night for New Zealand’s Got Talent, generating a storm of music with his harmonica. He started with a slow haunting lyrical line, but the judges’ faces soon changed as a rock number hit the sound system and KurtX ramped it up, showing us just what can be achieved with the tiniest of instruments, and earning himself the nickname #harmonicahero.
What’s my vested interest? He’s my husband. I fell in love with a recording of his harmonica playing before I ever met him!
The following quote is from the New Zealand’s Got Talent’s ‘Tip Top Naturally Talented Moment’ page:
This week’s Naturally Talented Moment was 50 year old Swiss, Kurt X who has been playing the harmonica for decades but has only recently started playing publicly. “I have been working on my harmonica for 20 years but I am very much a closet artist. I entered NZGT because I finally felt that I was ready to share my talent with the world”
The IT Specialist amazed us with his ability to lose himself in the music, getting dub
bed #HarmonicaHero for his resemblance to the game Guitar Hero. “I feel like I’m melting into one with my harmonica, it is totally a part of me. It’s so physical – my technique and style. It’s all about the music and the moment”.
Here is the link to the Tip Top Naturally Talented Moment advert for episode 3. Yes, KurtX again!
To support KurtX, please visit the you tube site, tweet, and leave comments below. Tweet about KurtX with #harmonicahero & #NZGT KurtX you tube link
I can also blog about how KurtX got so good at harmonica. Just request it via comments.