Monday, February 16, 2009

Fishtank Ensemble to perform March 10 in Altadena and March 11 in L.A.


WHO: Fishtank Ensemble, Petrovic Blasting Company, Se7en, and DJ Sukar

WHAT: Live Music, Gypsy Balkan, Flamenco, Belly dance and Gypsy Jazz!

WHEN: WEdnesday March 11 @ 9 pm

WHERE: 901 E 1st St., Los Angeles


Come and join LA's own "cross-pollinated gypsy band", Fishtank Ensemble, for a night of reverie, feet stomping balkan beats and belly dancing at Bordello, Wednesday MArch 11 at 9 pm. They will be joined by balkan/new orleans street urchin duo Petrovic Blasting Company and tribal belly dance group Se7en, with oddball and rare gypsy music provided by DJ Sukar.

Special Musical Guests!

Fishtank Ensemble will be playing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 Lake Ave., Altadena on Tuesday March 10 Cost is $15, showtime is at 8 pm.

Fishtank Ensemble formed in early 2005 after the arrival of Fabrice Martinez who, after 9 years of living and traveling through Europe in a mule drawn caravan collecting music,came to the US to visit his new American girlfriend, Ursula Knudson ( vocalist and second violin) in Oakland. Within days of the band members meeting and jamming together they were playing wild gypsy, romanian and klezmer tunes taught to them by Fabrice. Each person had their own unique musical specialty to share with the others, creating a unique sound that encouraged the musicians to take a weekend of jamming just a little further

That May fabrice returned from Italy and the band recorded their first album "Superraoul" The album consists of six live performances taken over a week and a half period.

In summer 2005 Fabrice and Ursula moved to Italy and married, and except for a few shows with in the next two year period, the band was on hiatus until Ursula and Fabrice agreed to return to the States in fall 2007, encouraged by the response to Superraoul and excited to continue creating this unique music.

After transitioning into a slightly new format with the addition of the Petrojvic brothers in 2008, the group continues to perform all over country, creating a frenzy wherever they play....

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