This band led by Pete Watson (accordion) features Frank Biddulph (violin), David Ahmed (guitar) and Nick Kacal (bass). The band play Pete’s arrangements of French musette tunes and tangos, Hungarian gypsy music arranged by Frank and swing tunes and arrangements led by David. Live performances include other musical styles including gypsy jazz, klezmer, Irish folk, and world music. Latest CD (see shop) released May 2019.
The band originally formed in 1999 to play the music of Romanian folk singer Maria Tanase and featured Romanian vocalist Ileana Rozavlea (vocals), Dominic Coltman (violin), and Oliver Baldwin (bass). The group toured the UK, created a Romanian music festival at the Union Chapel in London and released the CD Sapte Vai.
GIGS & EVENTS
Nov 13th 2019 Resonance FM 104.4 Broadcast DJ Ritu’s show “A World in London”.see highlights here :
ALL 2020 EVENTS have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID19 except:
Sunday Sept 20th St George’s Gardens, Bloomsbury, London (afternoon from 2pm)
Monday October 19th Le Quecumbar, London (from 630pm) featuring Pete, David, Frank and Rupert Gillett on bass.
Pic : St George’s Gardens, London, April 2018