30th Mar to 1st Apr 2018

Amp Fiddler



Amp Fiddler
It’s not every year we are able to welcome to the Inner Varnika stage a living legend, someone who has borne witness to some of the most important moments in modern musical mythology. This coming Easter, Inner Varnika has the pleasure of sharing with you the inimitable sounds of Amp Fiddler.

A godfather and main instigator of modern groove, funk and soul, whose mastery of the keyboard is so peerless such that any adjective laden introduction would not truly befit his immense contribution to the historical fabric of modern pan-genre music. Embodying history, this musician notably served as a member of George Clinton’s legendary band Parliament, and yet he continues to explore markedly farther and wider than the ordinary music man. His modern outputs are schoolings in the genuine, at once paying homage to his legend laden history while maintaining a forward looking approach to shifting sounds, new technology and his local Detroit scene.

A Detroit native, Joseph “Amp” Fiddler was brought up a Jazz musician in the golden age of the Motor City. His exceptional command of composition has afforded him work with audio luminaries ranging from R&B, House to Hip Hop scenes and he boasts an irrepressible resume of collaborations with the likes of J Dilla, Prince, Moodymann, Theo Parrish and critically acclaimed releases on mainstay labels like Mahogani Music. With zero underestimation of the presence of this man we are honoured to be able to host Amp Fiddler in 2018.