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CHRISTIAN MARSH

Christian has made the harmonica his life's work. Starting at the age of 14, he has studied the instrument with serious dedication, in a never-ending quest for perfection. He has played every idiom, from country and blues to jazz and classical. Christian has countless sessions to his credit, and played for many years with artists and bands across wide cross-section of music styles. Highlights of his career include a national tour with the hit stage musical "Big River", In this show, Christian not only featured and soloed as part of the pit orchestra, but also played several character roles on stage. Christian then studied jazz improvisation, as part of the "Outreach Program" run by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He recorded an album of original material with Guy Dickerson, entitled "Planet Bound", released through Larrikin Records, and another entitled "The Sketch" through La Brava. He has won "Gold Harmonica Awards" on three occasions from Hohner's National Harmonica Championships in Tamworth; he has also worked as Larry Adler's harmonica technician during the Australian leg of Adler's international "Glory of Gershwin Tour". In 2003, Christian won the award for best Instrumental at the 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards for his tune entitled "Five Islands" and in 2005, won "Announcers Choice". He was also a nomination for the award in the jazz category in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Aside from recording on his own CD's, Christian has featured as a guest artist on thirty more, and played with many of the top artists in the music industry.