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After 11 years of guitar based band work, multi-instrumentalist JEKKS has now taken sitar under his wing. Starting with the violin and branching out to cello, double bass, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, circuit bending and audio visual manipulation JEKKS has independently released 1 EP in 2009, 3 in 2010 and 1 so far for 2011 with plans for more. 2009 saw the debut release of Nebula Productions with JEKKS' group The IV Horseman, supporting the release with shows in Ipswich and Brisbane. After a short 3 month break to study drum building and shamanism 2010 saw JEKKS branching out into the more experimental, releasing a noise EP, guitar and drums duo HALT! OKAY! TURN!'s Ep and JEKKS and The Priests of Heka's Debut EP supported by performances in Brisbane. 2011 has seen the arrival of more collaborators, frequently jamming and recording with JEKKS in his home studio "The Nebucave" for the follow up to Lakshana EP (Jan 2011). JEKKS and The Priests of Heka plan to release an EP and full length by November. Face paint and masks are a common site onstage alongside sitar, djembes, laptop and a host of other instruments to aid JEKKS and The Priests of Heka in taking their audience on a journey through to the Bazaar and back. With His Sitar in one hand and laptop in the other JEKKS will be showcasing the musical versatility of The Priests of Heka throughout 2011 in Brisbane and South East Queensland from quiet acoustic gigs with hand drums to electronic fusion sets to full band concerts and beyond
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