“If Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall had grown up listening to world music, The specials might have sounded very like the Baghdaddies.” — Uncut Magazine
The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously so you don’t have to.
Band of Fools
Band of Fools are a collective of eight charismatic musicians with eclectic musical backgrounds. Based in East of England, they have become firm favourites on the East England festival circuit and played the main stage at Folk East, have been regulars on the main stages at The Fling Festival, Harlequin Festival, Halesworth Big Gig, Wivenhoe MayFair, Brightlingsea Festival, Colchester Festival (Tankton), Maui Waui, Bearded Theory (Maui stage) and Cosmic Puffin.
The Band of Fools infectiously energetic stage performances call audiences to their feet and deliver upbeat joyous renditions of traditional Balkan tunes and their own original and often humorous balkanesque creations. Blending gypsy, Klezmer,and Balkan Folk with shades of swing and jazz the Band of Fools take you on a journey from melodious vocal and musical arrangements to fast frenetic cacophonies a guaranteed crowd pleaser.