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TANTZ STRIPPED + SWALLOW AND THE WOLF + JET MCDONALD - Tuesdays at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane London, E8 3DF United Kingdom (map)

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Join us at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for the last time this summer, and enjoy 3 amazing live music acts, delicious wood-fired Latto's pizza, and the unique Curve Garden atmosphere. We have an extra special lineup to celebrate our final night: 


"Prepare to dance until it nearly does you in." We are very proud to host a stripped-down version of everyone's favourite 'Hyper-Klezmer' juggernauts, who famously caused noise complaints at our recent show at Styx due to the ridiculous heaviness of their rhythm section. 

Over the last few years, Leeds' based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation. With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock's halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there's something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they're into.

Formed at the Leeds College Of Music by mates to play the music they all loved - klezmer, gypsy jazz, Balkan music - at small venues in the city, they soon built up a loyal local following. A Tantz gig was not just a gig, it was a party. As they ventured further afield and word spread about them, the band's sound evolved over the years into this roaring blend of the traditional and the new that has seen them working non-stop at all kinds of events. World music festivals like WOMAD, rock/electronic gatherings like Bestival and Kendall Calling, clubnights like Balkanarama and Soul Rebels. They even played at the Brit Awards After Party 2014. The great thing is they rock every gig like it's their last one. Bottle of rum onstage, "1-2-3-4, let's go" count and they're off. Then it's a 90 minute ride of pure musical maelstrom that encompasses thumping bass lines, frenetic violin fiddling, in-yer-face drums and percussion, ska-punk chopped guitar and stratospheric soaring clarinet solos played so fast Charlie Parker would be proud of them. 

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Suffolk boy Russell and Australian girl Jess tell stories of every day passions, extraordinary moments and unsung heroes. Their sound is driven and picked acoustic guitar, mercurial, bass heavy piano lines, lo-fi drums, rich cello lines and melodic vocal harmonies.

'Beautiful! You wouldn't even believe that was performed live on the show - perfect!’- Sophie Little, BBC6

‘their singing is executed to perfection with both performers in absolute sync with one another...their talent as performers and musicians is undeniable’ - Folkgeek

'the romantics of Fleet Foxes, the upbeat poppiness of Patrick Wolf, and the brooding of Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley'- For Folk's Sake

'This is an incredibly lovely album...steeped in atmosphere and unforgettable sound'- Folk Radio UK

'An acoustic evangelist…clearly a man with poetry in his soul'- Tom Robinson, BBC6 music

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“Really Good Stuff” Gideon Coe BBC 6 Music

Jet McDonald emerged from the Cleaner Collective of folkish Bristol musicians which included Kate Stables (This is the Kit Brassland) , Rozi Plain (Fence / Lost Map) and Rachael Dadd (Broken Music). He has toured and played nationally at festivals including Fence Home Game and End of the Road. His band The Woodlice had airtime on BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson “Introducing” and he is now part of Bristol “Undergrowth” Collective alongside “Snails” and “Hollowbody” (Jarvis Cocker and Guardian favourites) and “Andy Skellam” (This is the Kit and Gravenhurst support)

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Entry is £5 on the door

Doors from 7pm, music 8-11pm

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