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Gypsy Fever Summer Tour


Sun 24 Jan 2010, 9:00pm

Where: Cooks Saddle Cafe, 19 Main Rd, Fox Glacier Township, Westland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Monkey Records

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!

After first emerging from an alleyway behind Auckland's Wine Cellar sometime in May of 2006, the band has gone from enigma to sensation. In April 2008, they released their first ep, Danse Macabre which lingered in the Independent NZ top 40 for several months. Since then the band has completed three highly successful nationwide tours, brought the Bordello to some of the country's biggest summer festivals (including Prana, Jambalaya, Parihaka, Cross St Carnival, Fleetwaters and Splore), performed at AK09, The Famous Spiegeltent, and opened for American band Beirut. Following the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Polkapocalypse and a summer in Europe, the band is ready to bring the Gypsy Fever once again to the good people of New Zealand.

“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

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 also supported The Hot Grits, The Mamaku Project, The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band, An Emerald City and the Jews Brothers. Last year he toured New Zealand several times with various acts and in January 08 and 09 went on the highly successful Gypsy Fever tours with the Benka Boradovskys. He has just returned from a summer 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)

Gypsy Fever Tour Dates

Fri 4 Dec Leigh Sawmill, Leigh Tour Launch!
Sat 5 Salut, Whangarei
Sat 12 Kings Arms, Auckland Gypsy Fever 7! w/ Dr Colossus and Lucky Paul
Wed 30 Prana Festival, Whitianga
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
Fri 29 Red Rock, Wanaka
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