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Gypsy Fever 7!


Sat 12 Dec 2009, 9:00pm

Where: Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Presales at Real Groovy or $15.00
  • Doorsales from 8pm: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Monkey Records

Gypsy Fever is back!

Following a successful European summer based in Berlin, The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band and DJ Balkanetic are back for another one of their legendary ‘Gypsy Fever’ summer tours bringing the infectious, irresistibly danceable sounds of Eastern Europe to venues throughout New Zealand. For their homecoming gig at the Kings Arms, they will be joined by Dr Colossus and Lucky Paul.

The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band
Hailing from the slums and ghettos of Auckland (the Prague of the South), The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band bring their unique brand of highly theatrical East-European Debauchery to those in need, wherever they may be. Expect spontaneous combustion in the audience, clothes thrown off in frivolous rampage, macabre stories, legs turning into snakes, much musical and physical inebriation, and dancing, dancing, dancing... when Gypsy, Balkan, Cabaret and Swing combine, you are powerless to resist!
“The Benka Bordadovsky Bordello Band capture a Jewish, Gypsy feel with breathtaking effectiveness.” Canta
“Frenetic and bawdy, the eclectic BBBB have a gypsy/klezmer/Eastern European-thing going on that is very addictive and slightly unhinged.” Kia Ora
“It makes you want to kick up your heels and dance like a Cossack…” Real Groove
“Knees-up dance music…” Elsewhere

Dr Colossus
Flicking through a dense cultural back-catalogue of musical history, Dr. Colossus reincarnates a voracious spirit of music. Their sound references Balkan rhythms, East European melodies, warped electronica and rip-tide surf guitar. Morricone and Zappa are blended with Bollywood, Hollywood, and Spaghetti Western themes.
"Like a train-load of flaming camels crashing head first in to a circus tent filled with knifethrowers and surf guitars somewhere behind the Iron Curtain."

DJ Balkanetic
DJ Balkanetic has been entertaining audiences at festivals, parties and gigs around New Zealand for the last few years with a highly infectious, uplifting blend of Balkan beats, Klezmer, Romani/Gypsy music and organic global grooves. He has played at festivals such as Prana, Splore, Jambalaya, the Big Bay Out, Cross St Carnival, Culturefest, AK07 & AK09, The Famous Spiegeltent and 2 Womad afterparties alongside Mr Scruff and Nickodemus. He has just returned summering in Europe with a bag full of new tunes that he guarantees will leave you breathless on the dancefloor.

“Very uplifting and excellent dance music.” Heidi Hughes, Jambalaya Festival
“Other DJs seem tame and boring in comparison.” Linn Lorkin (Jews Brothers)

Lucky Paul
While not technically that gypsy or East European, we put on a few shows with Paul in Berlin and he totally rocked the party with his live electro, home made synthesizers, squelchy basslines and ironing board so it\s a real pleasure to have him joining us at the Kings Arms.

Gypsy Fever Tour Dates
The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band & DJ Balkanetic

Fri 4 Dec Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Sat 5 Salut, Whangarei
Sat 12 Kings Arms, Auckland w/ Dr Colossus and Lucky Paul
Wed 30 Prana Festival, Coromandel
Sat 2 Jan Star and Garter, Coromandel
Wed 6 The Yot Club, Raglan
Thu 7 Matinee, New Plymouth
Sun 10 Parihaka Festival, Taranaki
Fri 15 Playhouse Theatre, Nelson
Sat 16 Mussel Inn, Takaka
Wed 20 Saracens Café, Karamea
Fri 22 Franks, Greymouth
Sat 23 Regent Theatre, Hokitika
Sun 24 Cooks Saddle Café, Fox Glacier
Mon 25 Monsoon Bar, Franz Josef
Sat 30 Revolver, Queenstown
Sun 31 Redcliff Café, Te Anau
Mon 1 Feb The Blue Duck, Milford Sound
Thu 4 Uncle Louies Disco Bar, Invercargill
Fri 5 Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers w/ Niko Ne Zna
Sat 6 Harbour Light, Lyttleton w/ Niko Ne Zna
Thu 11 Goodbye Blue Monday, Christchurch
Fri 12 Marahau Park Café, Marahau
Sat 13 Mighty Mighty, Wellington w/ Niko Ne Zna
Sun 14 Lembas Café, Kapiti Coast

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