About Bart Stenhouse
Bart Stenhouse has the muscle to settle any score. Musically speaking, that is. Packing a powerful ability to balance raw edge with feel good grooves, Bart’s music spans across fiery flamenco to cool jazz and rollicking Indian rhythms.
Bart started on a musical journey from an early age. However, it wasn’t until recently that he found his true calling – world fusion music. Inspired by his travels across North America, India and Spain, Bart’s music explores the signature harmonies, rhythms and instrumental identities of different world music cultures.
Wielding his weapons of choice, electric and flamenco guitar and electric mandolin, Bart teams up with original artists across the globe to explore and craft soundscapes not heard before. An experienced producer, Bart records and releases his compositions under his own label, Stenhouse Records and in 2014 brought to the world his debut album ‘Blue Benares’. In 2017, Bart toured nationally with renown gypsy guitar virtuoso Lulo Reinhardt (Germany) to sell out concerts around the nation.
Hailed as ‘one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists’ by Indian slide guitar maestro and guru Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya at the 2016 India International Guitar Festival, the young Australian composer is fast building a reputation as an original, collaborative and innovative artist.
Testimonials & Clients
2016 India International Guitar Festival Feedback
“Bart is one of the best up and coming jazz fusion artists right now”
— Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya – Grammy Nominated Indian Classical Artist and Director of the India International Guitar FestivalDebashish BhattacharyaFestival Director”
2016 Lismore Jazz Club Performance Feedback
“Fantastic session at the Tatts last Sunday with the virtuosic Bart Stenhouse Group. Classic jazz with French and Indian undertones. I’ll use the word ‘virtuosic’.”
— Michael Bird, Lismore Jazz ClubMichael BirdVenue Director”
2017 Yeppoon Community Events Feedback
“The Bart Stenhouse Group took us on fabulous musical excursions spanning Indian Jazz Fusion, Flamenco/Afro Cuban. Our audiences were in awe of the compositions, improvisation, virtuosity and versatility of the group’s performance! ”
— Tom Henderson – Queen St Community Concerts – Yeppoon QldTom HendersonLocal Promoter”
2017 Alstonville House Concert Review
“Bart played a house concert at my place in April 2017 and it was a wonderful experience. He was playing with Surojato Roy, a tabla player from Calcutta, India, and they were amazing together. Bart is a wonderful improvisationist, and he and Surojato together, whether playing music based on Indian classical music, or Spanish flamenco, were so in tune with each other, and their music really interesting. The audience at my house certainly appreciated their playing and also appreciated being able to ask about their music and the instruments they were playing. It was exactly what I would want from a house concert. Additionally, Bart was very professional to deal with before the concert and it was no problem to get it set up and it was a delight to have him and Surojato in my home. So, I can unconditionally recommend them to you for a house concert.”
— Marion Andrew – Alstonville House Concert HostMarion AndrewsHouse Concert Host”
2017 Byron Bay Wedding Client Feedback
‘I have been looking for someone to play flamenco, jazz blues and world music since June last year and because of my musical background (and being super fussy) I just couldn’t just settle for someone who didn’t wow me! Suffice to say, you wowed me!’ – Jess Cook from Byron BayJess CookWedding Client (Bride)