Friday June 29 will be a night of Balkan Gypsy brass-band madness – and that ain’t all! There will also be Persian reggae, African grooves and strange uncategorisable originals.
Kim has spent a lot of time in The Balkans and Turkey studying and playing with Romani musicians. “Those guys can really play!” says Kim. “And they know how to party too!”
Special guest with the band will be Boyd (one name, just like Madonna), who performed with Kim in legendary Gypsy-World band Brassov in the 90’s. Boyd is the only member of Kim Sanders & Friends who weighs less than his instrument. A very snappy dresser too.
The gig also marks the return of Bobby Singh on tabla. Bobby has been playing and studying in India and buzzing round Australia since this last performance with Kim Sanders & Friends last October. Tabla in a Balkan brass band may not be terribly traditional, but is an example of the cross-cultural fertilization that is part of Kim Sanders & Friends. Different musicians and different repertoire for every gig means the music never gets stale, and can sometimes go in some very strange directions…”As long as the pulse is there, the music can go anywhere”, says Kim. And usually does.
Kim Sanders: goat bag, breath tubes, medium-sized saxofon
Boyd: big saxofon, big clarinet
Llew Kiek: string things
Sam Golding: sousaphone honkenblurter
Bobby Singh: those little Indian bongo things
“I will never view animals in quite the same way after seeing Sanders’ inflated menagerie of bagpipes. But it was the saxophone that most warmed the blood: a big, braying, honking beast of a thing that could unexpectedly whisper sweet nothings in your ear”- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
“Sanders’ skills as an instrumentalist are impressive, far superior to most Western players who make money from the same instruments…(As a composer, his work is) new and genuinely exciting…Great fun, full of ideas and surprises and an artist deserving of greater exposure” – Chris Williams, fROOTS Magazine (UK)
“Virtually a force unto himself in world music scenes” – Craig N. Pearce, Drum Media
Friday 29 June 2012
19 Marrickville Rd (cnr Railway Pde, 2 mins walk from Sydenham station)
The band’s previous performance at Camelot was a full house, so best to book! http://www.trybooking.com/BDAJ
Doors open 7.30 for 9 pm start
Fully licenced. Pizzas, mezzes, snacks and sorbets available.
To arrange interviews, HiRes photos etc contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org