Yiddish Twist Orchestra

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Last Show: Tuesday 28 th May 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

London's favourite Yiddish Twist Orchestra return to their favourite London venue - PizzaExpress to launch a 10" pizza of their own making: their new four track vinyl EP. Be the first to sample it in an evening of downhome twanging, twisting and pizza-shvitzing. The ambassadors of retropolitan beigelology are here!

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"Clash of klezmer and Cuban.. entertaining, varied, classy"


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.