25 Jan Yurt Party
Step closer and embrace the Romani Roots sound of Yurt Party. Romani Roots means fast, means fun, means crazy 21st Century mashups of Balkan folk, reggae and house! Embrace the east-european-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party, clap hands to seething Romani and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and feel the percussive beat shake the floorboards.
The Christchurch based band have had people dancing at markets, in bars, outdoors under the sun and hitting it off at house parties! Lorenz Weston-Salzer (Violin) is a classically trained violinist through the Suzuki method with an interest in playing a wide variety of different music styles, having previously played in the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, and with bands playing rock, blues, country and Celtic music. Tom Harris (Keyboard and Accordion) is a musical jack of all trades – multi instrumentalist, composer, sound designer, teacher and band leader. He is involved in music from indie rock to gypsy oompah to meditative/minimalist, and loves being a small part of the great connecting web of Music that weaves through our lives. Thomas Isbister (Drums and Percussion) enjoys creating music and exploring the infinite possibilities of the musical world. Drawing inspiration from Latin and African styles of drumming, along with noise post punk and indie. Charlotte Crone (trombone) trained in jazz trombone. She is a band gypsy, playing in a couple of big bands (All Girl Big Band, Sideline Swing) and a funk covers band (Eat My Shorts) in Christchurch. Charlotte brings a sunny, upbeat energy on stage and is sometimes called the tromborinist of Yurt Party, often joining the rhythm section and jumping in with a tambourine and dance moves when she isn’t blasting out a balkan melody or raucous trombone solo.