Fishtank Ensemble comes to Truro
By: Elise Hugus, August 13, 2011
courtesy Fishtank Ensemble - Performing with musical intoxication akin to Gogol Bordello or Goran Bregovic and his Weddings & Funerals Orchestra, the dynamic Fishtank Ensemble comes to the Payomet Yiddish Theater and Klezmer Festival this Sunday.
Playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades, and even on the street, Fishtank Ensemble comes to the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro this Sunday, July 8.
Formed in 2005, the California-based Ensemble includes two explosive violins, slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, mixed in with a little trombone, opera, and jazz vocals, with some accordion and one little banjolele.
Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, flamenco, and oddball originals, the band is a not-to-be-missed event for world music lovers.
Performing with musical intoxication akin to Gogol Bordello or Goran Bregovic and his Weddings & Funerals Orchestra, this dynamic, fiery quartet draws from both its members’ ethnic and their adventures abroad.
Vocalist Ursula Knudsen sang opera on the streets and town squares of Italy, until she found a love of gypsy music.
French violinist Fabrice Martinez voyaged around all of Europe in a handmade mule-drawn caravan for ten years, collecting music and experiences.
Serbian bassist Djordie Stijepovic has spent time playing with actual Roma as well as Atomic Sunset and members of Stray Cats and Motorhead.
Guitarist Douglas “Douje” Smolens honed his craft in the gypsy caves of Granada, Spain.
For more information, visit the Payomet Performing Arts Center online.