The latest trend to hit the underground music scene has been a worldwide explosion of Gypsy bands. At the turn of the 21st century, Romanian Gypsy Orchestra “Taraf de Haidouks” sparked a revival of Gypsy music, exhilarating millions with their exuberant energy and amazing presence. Highly contagious, the hysteria continues to uncontrollably spread to theWest.
BABAGANOUSH like Taraf de Haidouks, have created a heatwave in their hometown and Europe. From underground Balkan parties to “The Famous Spiegeltent,” Babaganoush have ventured the Gypsy Circuit in full swing. Last year the band toured Europe and took France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland
by storm. Their blazing musicians are generating a Gypsy fever in Melbourne’s most intimate and liveliest bars and cafes. During hot performances, crowds are whipped into wild frenzies. Heartfelt and tormenting,
the group seems to have a diabolical effect on their audiences. Cruel and insidious, Babaganoush’s Gypsy music is not for the weak and feeble hearted but for those who’ve had their hearts broken numerous times.
Their maestro musicians are some of Melbourne’s finest talent. Utilising great melodrama, they create inspired unpredictability wherever they go.
Intoxicated with passion, romance and tragedy, Babaganoush cross many borders to tell their tales of love and heartbreak. Seamlessly they mix East and West, covering many European traditions with their own worldly touch. Gypsy Classics are magically fused with Klezmer tunes, French cafe music, Balkan dances and originals, to create a smattering concoction of Gypsy Music.
Violently sweet and sexy or cataclysmic and convulsive, the Babaganoush experience is always memorable. Don’t miss them!
"Hugely talented.....leaves you hungering for more" Trad & Now
Babaganoush have featured in festivals such as The Melbourne Festival "Spiegeltent" 2006, National Folk Festival 2007, Maldon Folk Festival 2007, Cygnet Folk Festival 2008. They continue to play in music festivals around Australia, various concerts, bars, cafes, weddings, parties, classical style concerts, and dance collaborations private functions. They have made several live appearances on various radio stations over the years. The four piece Gypsy band has recently grown to be a 5 piece. Instruments include, violin, clarinet, piano-accordion, double bass, percussion and voice.
Babaganoush’s debut album Posthumous is available at Readings Carlton and Hawthorn, Last Record Store, Blue Moon Records, Underbelly and other quality Music Stores.