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Orkestra Del Sol

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“The swagger of a Balkan wedding band with the riotous energy of a Latin carnival.”

Based in Scotland, but taking in musical influences from far and wide, Orkestra del Sol inflect their music with a raucous enthusiasm. Blending the best of brass with the swinging sounds of samba, New Orleans street music or the rolling rhythms of Turkey and the Middle East, they charge through it all with full-blooded rock and roll speed. They make mincemeat of musical categories.

The band cite influences including Balkan big names like Boban Markovic, Mahala Rai Banda and Fanfare Ciocarlia, but also pay homage to Calypso and Mento, The Specials, Tom Zé, Duke Ellington, Stephane Grapelli and Tom Waits as well as Elvis, Fats Waller and even a doff of the cap to Bollywood, Sevdah and Dubstep.

There’s a strong comedy element in play too, as evidenced by their Python/Gilliamesque album cover art and their high octane, thoroughly theatrical stage shows.


“The genius of the Orkestra is the way they hide serious musicianship inside tongue-in-cheek humour. It’s a winning combination” - The Scotsman

http://www.orkestradelsol.co.uk/
http://www.myspace.com/orkestradelsol

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  • ulinvodnaar

    Amazing show at Woodford! So much love. Can't wait for Friday with Barons. Yeeeeeew!

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • dilomanush

    Saw them at Cargo. The instrumental make up is Balkan but they played more S American - the audience loved them so who am I to complain, especially since I was offered a stool to sit on.

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    panowie, odwiedźcie no Polszczę

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mashyou

    Vehicolul meu pe pernă de aer e plin cu ţipari!

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    WARA OD LORENZA!!!!!! migdałek :)

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Gershtunk

    fantastico band. much recommended, always crazy crowds and v attractive sax/oboe player ;)

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ragingnerd

    Saw them last night.. Everyone was jumping. :]

    2 Jan 2009 Reply
  • logaris

    I have seen them at Balkanarama, and they were quite mediocre...they are progressively losing the charm. Why don't they change their accordion player? It is nothing special and you can barely hear him...Where is their violinist? such a pity...

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ilicka

    I' ve seen them on Colours and they are really amazing:-)

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    to ja się pochwalę podpisaną płytą :D (która się zacina... chlip chlip, to przez ten durny ostrawski deszcz!)

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • noddy-whack

    this lot are simply the best, ive seen them 3 times and theyre always comletely amazing.

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • onthecorner

    yeah, we looove you! come to Poland!

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    WE LOOOOOVE YOU GUYS (& LADY) <3333

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    yeah come on! (juzu zbierajmy kasę na Lorenza dla ciebie!)

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    lllorenzo!

    13 Jul 2008 Reply

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