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Gadjo

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:57 pm
by matt m
www.myspace.com/gadjomusica

I saw this band by chance whilst on holiday in St Jean de Luz (Basque France, near Biarritz) last week. They were busking, and to see a band this tight totally unexpectedly in a small town square was really rather breathtaking. The myspace tracks don't quite have the same impact, though they're still pretty damn good.
Gypsy/chanson/Western Swing sort of thing. I understand they've had quite a few albums out, so maybe everyone knows about them already...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:12 pm
by EleanorT
I enjoyed listening to this. The setting you describe, and to some extent, the music, remind me of when I first heard El Gafla playing in a quiet street in Paris. Despite the name and sound, it would appear there is a strong element of Britishness amongst the musicians...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:52 pm
by matt m
Yeah, they all live in Barcelona, but I think about half of them are Brits. That's one of the things I really like about them: the female lead vocals sound very early-80s English punk. She sounds a bit like Siouxsie or Ari Up.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:54 pm
by matt m
Yeah, they all live in Barcelona, but I think about half of them are Brits. That's one of the things I really like about them: the female lead vocals sound very early-80s post-punk. She sounds a bit like Siouxsie or Ari Up.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:32 pm
by Charlie
matt m wrote:Yeah, they all live in Barcelona, but I think about half of them are Brits. That's one of the things I really like about them: the female lead vocals sound very early-80s English punk. She sounds a bit like Siouxsie or Ari Up.

from their MySpace site;
Emma Gawlinski(UK):flute, tenor sax
Fraggle(UK):accordion, vocals
Paul Sessions (USA): tuba, trumpet
Sam Watson(UK): clarinet, alto sax
Jerry Dillon (ARGENTINA):drums
Xabi Elicagaray(FRANCE):guitar, banjo and vocals
George Arnold (UK)doublebass