The Jews Brothers Band - Live At Gerhards Cafe (RRCD1004)

Live At Gerhards Cafe

It's wild hick ethnic roots music, it's a hand-clapping foot-stomping, frenzied Yiddish groove session.. It's a hoe-down in a Romanian village square. Klezmer as it might have sounded 500 years ago. The Jews Brothers Band breaks the rules of klezmer, unashamedly and with chutzpah: no clarinets, violins or drums, these brothers (plus one sister) just get down to it with chonking gypsy style mandolin, pumping tea-chest bass, blasting brass horn, shakers and finger cymbals, and vibrant melodica and accordion, all aided and abetted by soulful 5-part vocals that sound as if they come straight out of a mediaeval synagogue. If you can't dance to this album, you gotta problem! THIS ALBUM IS A CD-EXTRA: CONTAINING A 5-MINUTE CLIP OF THE BROTHERS IN ACTION, AND SOME INTERACTIVE FUN STUFF.


Artist Profile

The Jews Brothers Band

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.