This eclectic and eccentric five-piece from New Zealand always hits the stage in an explosion of energy and keeps up the pace throughout. It's exhilarating foot-stomping, hand-clapping repertoire, both original and traditional, features wild Eastern- European dance medleys, neo-40s New York swing, gypsy "hot club", schmaltzy waltzes and funky dance grooves.
Hey, Piano Bar Lady! could be described as an autobiographical musical, a genre Linn Lorkin has made her own. Her hilarious and uplifting true stories are told in an exuberant raconteuse style and crystallise in equally exuberant songs with strong melodies and memorable lyrics.
ORQUESTA AMADEUS is in effect a mini Orquesta Tipica Cubana, also sometimes called a Cuban charanga band. The charanga style is the one within which the great Cuban rhythms and dances, the mambo and the cha cha cha evolved.
C H A N S O N -- Linn Lorkin sings Piaf, Brel, Lorkin and Rugis in an original musical comedy/revue. With Anna Rugis (ex back-up singer for Van Morrison, Cat Stevens and The Kinks) and Hershal Herscher.