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Folk Music

 

East of Ealing

 

 

"Goodtime roots rockers saw their fiddles, squeeze boxes, slap basses and hammer guitars in a global stomp of musical mayhem." (TIME OUT)

"Wowee! Techno roots, world reelin! Featuring a flame haired, foxy fiddlestral named Stephanie Graffitti very tasty stuff......heavily recommended" (FOLK ROUTES)

"An irrepressible outfit whipping up an acoustic music storm and trailblazing through a varied landscape of roots music territories. Their stomping rhythm raises the rafters - resulting in a gritty and effective raw and raunchy blowout," (ROCKnREEL)

"Packed with people, a great hit at the festival club, and in fact voted favourite act!" (CHELTENHAM FRINGE FESTIVAL)

"Good time world drinking music---lock up your optics!" (EVENTS SOUTH WEST)

"Driving sexy fiddle and stomping accordian EAST OF EALING are kicking... file under Brit-folk and take yer dancin boots!" (PETE FEENSTRA, MEAN FIDDLER)

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Tziganarama

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Tziganarama. For those of you who, inexplicably, haven't come across us before, we're a 3 -piece band based in London, playing gypsy, klezmer and Eastern European folk music on fiddle, (Chris Haigh), accordion (Alan Dunn) and double bass (Bernard O'Neill)

Why call ourselves Tziganarama? The Tzigani are East European gypsies, and Bananarama were a seventies girl band...what more can I say? Our repertoire includes Klezmer, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish traditional tunes, along with a good number of original numbers written by Chris

We aim to present a broad range of styles including the dark and mysterious doinas of Romania, the baffling rhythms of the Balkan horos, the lively Khosid bulgars and cossack dances, jolly Polish polkas and slinky New York klezmer. We try to present it in an infomative as well as humourous manner

As well as playing concerts at Arts Centres, festivals and village halls, we also do lots of weddings and private functions, either playing for dancing, doing background music, or sometimes going round the tables. We played for a party in Elton John's back garden, in front of the shark tank at the London Aquarium (for a party of Russian millionaires - in fact we were surrounded by sharks!), and for the Lebanese mafia in a Beiruit nightclub

 

Jeremy Allen

 

 

Jeremy Allen trained and worked as an actor for 5 years before turning his hand to music and writing. As well as gigging around the London circuit, he has written and performed 'The Scarecrow' - a modern, musical fairytale - at the Emery Theatre in Poplar and at The Heathcote Arms. Jeremy has also toured a one-man children's show- 'Tales of Brer Rabbit'- around Arts Centres in the South-East and in 1999 won a Melody Maker sponsored lyric writing competition for a song called 'The Magnificent Evans'

He has gigged regularly at venues such as the 12-Bar Club, Acoustic Café, Mean Fiddler, Dublin Castle and The Spot in Covent Garden. Festivals have included Cambridge, Oxford, Fleadh and Harlow

His music combines folk, jazz and Turkish influences with traditional pop/rock structures. It has been described as melodic, evocative and atmospheric