The Budapest Café Orchestra
‘The finest purveyors of Balkan music this side of a Lada scrap heap’
The Budapest Café Orchestra (comprising Balkan Bob on violin and doumbek, The Dragon on button accordion, Kelvin the Klaw on big daddy violin and The Sultan on saz, guitar and balalaika) is now an internationally famous music-driven phenomenon where their virtuoso musical ability is almost matched by their humour.
They enthral audiences wherever they perform and will undoubtedly sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever as you journey from one emotional pole to another: from a tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia.
Their magic potion is a closely guarded recipe of malt, hops, yeast and water, handed down in the secret tongue of Estuary English through generations of Professional Gypsies.
With a sole mission: to entertain and enchant audiences, they are undaunted by even the most demanding and wildest village hall audiences.