Sophie Solomon is a singer-songwriter/violinist born in the United Kingdom, who fuses many different musical influences into her music. Sophie Solomon began playing the violin at the age of two. At four she met Yehudi Menuhin and was taken to see the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For the first five years she played totally by ear, learning to read music at the age of seven. Even though the National Children's Orchestra and ProCorda said she was one of the most promising violinists of her...
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A rather chaotic Essex Gypsy electro-punk band. Two albums released on their own label FGZ, Come And See - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and Music For Lapdancers. Formed from the ashes of cult band Szeki Kurva, who apparently imploded on stage whilst supporting Asian Dub Foundation.
Combine swiss folk songs with a kletzmer or balkan brass playing style and add a little bit of ska to get the unique sound of the Molotow Brass Orkestar. The band was founded in fall 2007, when 6 friends - who all happened to study music in Bern - sat together and started to rediscover songs they knew from their childhood. Molotow Brass Orkestar unifies east and west. Its music is a declaration of love to folk music in Switzerland and eastern Europe.
Among the gypsy jazz musicians that play guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt, there are a few that really stand out. Lollo a Dutch gypsy was raised on gypsy Jazz and started playing at the age of 12 with members of his family. Lollo made his goal in life to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt. His technique and suppleness are amazing, his music refreshing, not the standard tunes that are often heard in this genre.
Storming Gypsy folk music, dark and twisting melodies and intense breaks makes Buffos Wake head and shoulders above your usual gypsy fair, so pack up the caravan Mama, we’re headin’ to the hills! Brighton, UK 2010 Nathan Carter - vox, guitar Becca Wright - violin Tom Bailey - double bass Briony Dace - accordion Jack E - guitar Daniel Davis - cajon, percussions gypsy folk cabaret buffo wake brighton uk horror circus gypsy punk
The Klezmatics are an American klezmer band based in New York City. Formed in New York's East Village in 1986, the band plays an updated form of the music, mixing it with other musical traditions, singing in English and Yiddish. They have also participated in cross-cultural collaborations, most notably with the Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen.
The Crooked Fiddle Band are a four-piece from Sydney, Australia who formed in late 2006. acoustic and mainly instrumental, tCFB are influenced by / include Eastern European, Celtic and USA traditional material in their punked up compositions. Instrumentation includes violin, double bass, drum kit, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, charango, hand percussion, cello. Free downloads are available from the Triple J Unearthed site and their Myspace. Links for buying their music are available through their official website: http://www.crookedfiddleband.com.