The Transylvanian Gypsy Kings
TRANSYLVANIAN GYPSY KINGS
TGK play the latest horas from Bucharest, traditional boys dances where they slap themselves, and hit pop songs from non-stop Romanian bars. Their style is very sexy, with lots of black leather and macho jewellery from downtown Cluj Napoca/ Kolozsvar (capital of Transylvania).
Nicu (vocals, keys) and Lucian (violin) have taught members of the Australian lady group Vardos in their regular trips to Eastern Europe to study folk and Roma (gypsy) music. Zurka (electric bass) is tall handsome blonde from Latvian background, whose family escaped Stalinist persecution.
TGK were playing at Falls Festival Marion Bay Tasmania 2007and 2009 (Who is Marion? we want to meet) and also at Falls Festival Lorne Victoria in da Village 2008 where they released first album "Cu Drag" (with Love
DJ: Kate Welsman
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689