Yiddish Twist Orchestra

featuring vocalist Natty Bo

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Last Show: Wednesday 15 th February 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The ambassadors of retropolitan beigelology are back in Holborn! Following the recent acclaimed release of their vinyl EP 'Go Mani Go' and hugely successful appearances at festivals both in the UK and Europe, the eight piece YTO band led by guitarist and raconteur Ben Mandelson return to their spiritual and musical heritage home of London to pay 'homage' to the Jewish twist or 'der shvitz'. An evening of downhome twanging, twisting and pizza-shvitzing. Not to be missed!

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"Cool, crazy and Kosher combination of Jewish, Caribbean, Latin and vintage Rock n Roll"


Yiddish Twist Orchestra – the Front Story

The YTO is an Allstar band featuring:

- Twist-neck guitarist Ben Mandelson (3 Mustaphas 3Billy Bragg)

- Reedman David Bitelli (Elton JohnLoose Tubes)

- Hammond and keys maestro Robin Harris (La Machine)

- Sizzling Latin trombonist Paul Taylor (SnowboyRoberto Pla)

- Dazzling trumpeter Simon Finch (Eric ClaptonPaul Weller, Jools Holland)

- Rhythm kings Simon Edwards on bass and Roy Dodds on drums (Fairground Attraction and many more)

- Soho's retro king Natty Bo on vocals (Ska Cubano, Top Cats)

The band’s music pays homage to the genius and paranoia of Bergman, the unjustly forgotten beatnik funkateer who got the slums and salons on both sides of the water dancing to that pounding London beat.


Band Line Up

Ben Mandelson (guitar)
David Bitelli (reeds)
Robin Harris (Hammond/keys)
Paul Taylor (trombone)
Chris Batchelor (trampet)
Simon Edwards (bass)
Roy Dodds (drums)
Natty Bo (vocals)