Musician Shane Philip, who plays at the Speakeasy on Durham Street starting at 10 p.m. May 1, uses the entire world as an influence.
He plays seven instruments - usually at the same time, including the Australian didgeridoo, African djembe and Hawaiian Weissenborn guitar.
The result is, to say the least, a global fusion.
"I have no limitations and that's what keeps it really exciting for me,” he said, in a press release.
Sometimes described as a mixture between folk, reggae and even electronica, the solo artist's music is impossible to pigeonhole.
"I have a collaboration of global fusion, if you will, within my set and with the gear I use," he said.
Philip’s music captures the spirit of his culturally and artistically diverse style, and, when played live, has the power to possess, with which he himself is so taken.
"When people are moving, I can watch them and they influence me to make certain sounds by the way they are moving. It's like a dance we're doing back and forth," he said. "There's a bonding, a sharing of energy back and forth that words can't explain."
This year, Shane is well on his way to releasing a new album and those who attend his Sudbury show can look forward to hearing some of the unreleased tracks.
For more information, visit www.shanephilip.com.