A musical percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars each above a tubular resonator. Contains a pedal to control sustain. Most impressively (and physically) played with four mallets. Emits a mellow and smooth singing tone.
Witnessing virtuosic vibes playing engages the eyes as much as it does the ears, with musicians often using their whole body to convey energy, subtlety and emotion. Nick Parnell is renowned as a ‘performer among performers’ never neglecting the importance of showmanship in enhancing the ‘wow’ of his technical skills. Take a look at these videos and you’ll see why…
23-02-2023 SA - Prospect
24-02-2023 SA - Adelaide
25-02-2023 SA - Naracoorte
26-02-2023 SA - Adelaide Hills