LKQ brings you klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive: the subtleties of the original tradition, their own inventive arrangements & original tunes, a breathtaking dynamic virtuosity, all combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to get you up on your feet. What these all-female original band members have created over the last decade assures that “the tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation" (Sunday Times) and has filled venues throughout the UK, around Australia and many countries in between several times over. Undoubtedly they’re “one of the best purveyors of the music of Eastern European Jewish heritage” (ABC Radio National). Melancholy and celebratory joy abound. Come celebrate their 10th anniversary!
"The LKQ is made up of four of Europe's most talented klezmer musicians. They are great performers and teachers and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and excitement to their performances." Frank London, The Klezmatics
"The London Klezmer Quartet is the much-anticipated collaboration of some of the finest klezmer talent in the UK. They are educators, innovators and emerging leaders in the international klezmer scene. It's a pleasure to hear such gorgeous traditional playing full of "groove" and so many creative and joyful twists!" Deborah Strauss, klezmer violinist, The Strauss/Warschauer Duo
“The London Klezmer Quartet brims with musicality and elicits every emotion possible in my soul... I want to laugh, I want to cry, but most importantly I want to dance!” Amy Ray, Indigo Girls
LKQ has already performed in the Tuned In London programme twice before. This time, all four founding members will be performing, which means there will be some vocals too - read this review: “When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” Sydney Morning Herald
For the first time, we will be at the picturesque City Hope Church, Bermondsey, opposite the main gate to the Biscuit Factory. Think Wilton's Music Hall in white... Nearest tube station is Bermondsey, a 5-6 minute walk away. Music starts soon after 7.45pm, doors at 7pm. So come anytime after 7. If anyone wants food beforehand I can recommend a Vietnamese place very close by.
Tickets are available on the Tuned In London website: http://bit.ly/1WZfz9j
The band's website is here: http://bit.ly/1SkzFo7
Am excited about this new venue - come and check it out.