Continental Drift - Gypsy/Tango & World Music
World Music available for hire, based in Victoria
Continental Drift, a string trio with a difference!
Playing light classical, beautiful ambient background plus jazz & latin styles.
They also play Tango, Gypsy, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian and Irish (just for fun). The group will tailor the music to suit the requirements of your audience and your venue.
Instruments played are Guitar, Double Bass, & Violin. The band
provides all its own sound equipment - suitable to small functions
and to large venues. Also the trio will dress according to the
function (ranging from beach shirts at poolside parties, to black tie).
Continental Drift, also has a completely mobile set-up which means
it can play anywhere outdoors and in a large venue can change
position several times if needed, The band is also happy to play
acoustically if that is more suitable.
The band loves to play gypsy music because of the combination of instruments and their common attraction towards the beautiful melodies, dramatic mood swings and high energy inherent in this Eastern European musical style. They have found a wide range of audiences responded positively to the music because of its haunting melodies, passion and liveliness. The band has also pursued the very gypsy tradition of serenading people at their tables and attempting any special requests thrown their way. The barriers between the band and the listeners breakdown - the audience often joins in singing and are more willing to get up and dance.
Because of the diverse groups of people this band plays for, other European music crept in. Hence the equally exciting styles of Tango, Jewish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Irish, and Latin are explored.
Equally important, Continental Drift plays Classical music, beautiful ambient music and swinging Jazz and Latin Styles, tailoring the mood of the function to suit the venue and client, (ranging from beach shirts at poolside parties to black tie functions).
Anton Teese – Violin
Wylva Teese – Double Bass
Jennifer Hawley – Guitar and Vocals