Lively ethnic band is back
Eclectic klezmer - wild and spirited music from the Jewish and Yiddish folk tradition via Europe and the USA - returns to Palmerston North this week.
Veteran Wellington ethnic group the Klezmer Rebs are back.
The band were a hit when they headlined the 2013 Festival of Cultures Lantern Parade in The Square, and will also be remembered for their 2015 final fling ‘tuchas’-shaking gig at Tokomaru’s Bent Horseshoe Cafe before the venue closed down.
Pumping out European and Russian folk tunes, lively dance numbers, music that flirts with jazz and swing, poignant story songs, and their own quirky originals, this Saturday’s Klezmer Reb concert will be infused with songs from the band’s fourth CD Always a Pleasure, recorded in Featherston.
Guitarist, mandolin player and vocalist David Weinstein said the Always A Pleasure line-up has clarinet player Urs Signer, originally from Switzerland, who spent time studying the instrument while doing a year’s high school in Palmerston North.
Rosemary O’Hara plays piano and vocals, with Rob Edgecombe on bass and Amanda McLean on trombone, accordion and percussion.
The Klezmer Rebs play the Hokowhitu Bowling Club on December 3 at 8.30pm.
Tickets are $20 with bookings on 329 8808.
The Klezmer Rebs ethnic music band play The Square during the 2013 Festival of Cultures.