The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.
"…awe-inspiring musicianship … will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…" The Times
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