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Moishe's Bagel

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Moishe’s Bagel were formed in Edinburgh in 2003. They play passionate and angry Klezmer and Balkan music; and have cited folk dance, jazz, and eastern percussion as influential to their style. They are critically acclaimed and have toured all over Britain, America and other parts of the world. Their live sets are known for their energy and free improvisation.

To date, they have released three albums:

Uncle Roland’s Flying Machine (2010)
Salt (2007)
Don’t Spare The Horses (2005)

Members:

Greg Lawson (Violin) - Studied at the Royal Northern College in Manchester. A freelance violinist he has played with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, McFall’s Chamber, rock groups, and many others.

Phil Alexander (Piano) - Studied with John Tilbury at Goldsmiths College. He currently leads his own jazz tango trio and plays piano and accordion in the Eliza Carthy band. For many years he has been a member of the renowned Salsa Celtica, and his compositions have featured on London’s South Bank and at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.

Pete Garnett (Accordion) - After trying classical piano and not enjoying it, he took up the accordion. He taught himself by ear. He also plays music for theatre, puppet shows and silent films.

Mario Caribe (Double Bass) - In 1986 he completed a BMus in Composition at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. In native São Paulo he arranged, recorded and produced 7 CDs with a condensed 9 piece jazz band called “Heartbreakers”.

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  • BurningTiger85

    Awesome pie all over their faces.

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • smoothop327

    amazing musicians. caught them last night in norwich, uk. INCREDIBLE!

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Sgt-Turle

    a friend of mine fen told me that his dads band was playing and asked if i whantd to come along and i did and my love of this music has just grown ten fold

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Sgt-Turle

    aaaaaa mmmaaa gggooooddd i found them oy fen get over hear

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Mister-Paul

    I saw this band a few years ago at the Tolpuddle Martyrs festival, they were awesome :)

    25 Apr 2008 Reply

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