Tragic Roundabout. "Five musicians and a drummer". Clarinet, accordion, banjo, guitar, bass and drums with the occasional trombone or trumpet make sure that the music stays on the more robust side of the acoustic spectrum.
The sound is a kind of raucous and celebratory eastern european flavoured acoustic punk, heavily influenced by their busking roots. The music has a sometimes comedic, sometimes surreal quality but their outlandish world of lino men and camel herders is certainly infectious.
The songs are characterised by the band's considerable travels and the people and local tipples that they've encountered along the way. They have played extensively across the length and breadth of Europe, from Spain to Scandinavia, on stages large and small as well as on the street, even venturing into Russia and have been mainstays of the British festival and free festival scenes
"Tragic Roundabout have been on the home spun festival circuit for many years, inspiring full on dance frivolity at the more acoustically minded events such as the Big Green Gathering, Shambala, Small World, Strawberry Fair etc."
" They play an irresistible collection of music and songs, gleaned from and written out of their intrepid journeys across Europe and beyond."
"More triffic than tragic... a joyous, heart lifting, glorious noise that you can be sure they’ll still be making long after you’ve dropped."
"Brand New Klezmer"
"La Di Da"
"Masters of the Tea Party"