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Batov Records Presents: Discount Orchestra / Tamuna / DJ Kobayashi
February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Formed in South London in 2011, The Discount Orchestra take their inspiration from London’s dark, anarchic corners. Conjuring tales of love, loss, and post-apocalyptic survival, over a soundtrack that dances between genres. They’ve honed their live show at packed gigs and sold-out festivals over the last 4 years (Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown) and have earned their reputation as a band to watch.
With a line up of Sax, Trombone, Accordion, Fiddle, Drums and Bass, topped off with a combination of vocal styles, their riotous blend of Balkan influenced music incorporates elements of Folk, Gypsy, Ska, and Circus, with a healthy dose of Punk, and is perfect for a late night of raucous entertainment.
Tamuna come from Palermo – the most important city in Sicily, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The band was born 3 years ago and their first release in 2013 – ‘Ciuscia’ – won a national prize – “Edison Change The Music”.
Tamuna is Riccardo Romano (Guitar bass, Charlie Di Vita (Lead guitar) Marco Raccuglia (voice) and Giovanni Parrinello (percussion). Their family have been musicians and dancers for eight generations and own a theatre called Ditirammu in the oldest quarter of Palermo, la Kalsa.
After first album “SICILY WORLD MUSIC”, Tamuna moved to Russia and the UK to bring that kind of music and vibe. Between 2014 and 2015 Tamuna released also an EP “15 minutes with Tamuna” and the album “WOOD ROCK”.
DJ Kobayashi has been digging for music around the world, you could say it’s his full time job! Anything that’s got a groove and the right melodies makes him pick the records. His style varies from Mediterranean / Middle Eastern sounds to the Balkans and eastern Europe, however he is no stranger to electronic beats. He is also a member of Gypsy Hill, where they combining balkan beats and Mediterranean grooves.
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!