Fanfare Ciocarlia Gypsy Balkan Brass

Fanfare Ciocarlia Gypsy Balkan Brass

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Date: 17/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
Time: All Day
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An Event with Gypsy Balkan Brass Legends Fanfare Ciocarlia

Tuesday 17 March – Saturday 21 March

Fanfare Ciocarlia’s unadulterated Gypsy brass, fuses infectious, lightning-fast melodies, thunderous drums, unbridled brass and a mischievous, captivating stage presence.

Described by The Times as “a heavy, heavy monster of sound” and by The Evening Standard as “the best live band in the world’’, Fanfare Ciocârlia have taken their eerie Balkan groove into venues, festivals and dance clubs across the planet.

Their radical reinterpretations of popular Western standards – including the James Bond Theme and Duke Ellington’s Caravan – show how the Romanian orchestra effortlessly “Gypsify” any music they can get their horns on.

Fanfare Ciocârlia are extraordinary… it’s the furious brass work and the intriguing, playful blend of European and Asian themes with jazz or rock that makes them special!” – The Guardian

Fanfare Ciocârlia were commissioned by Sacha Baron Cohen to cut biker anthem Born To Be Wild for the Borat soundtrack, their music can be heard on adverts by Ikea and The Guinness Arthur’s Day Campaign and they have been sampled and covered, championed and emulated, by countless DJs, bands and Gypsy orchestras.

Fanfare Ciocârlia are the best exponents of the wild, turbo charged oompah-oompah rhythm” – Songlines

The volcanic blasting of Balkan gypsy brass… delivers plenty of explosive thrills” – The Daily Telegraph

17.03.2015 London (UK) Koko
18.03.2015 Bury St. Edmonds (UK) The Apex
19.03.2015 Leeds (UK) Town Hall
20.03.2015 Birmingham (UK) Town Hall
21.03.2015 Gateshead (UK) The Sage