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Red Hot Chachkas -- Stage Plot


stage left

LOW MIC* + DI
ACCORDION (Aaron)

                   MON
     
MON
stage right

ANNOUNCE MIC#
XLR
VIOLIN (Julie)
 
[ANNOUNCE MIC#] 
LOW MIC* + XLR
MANDOLIN (Tony)

 
LOW MIC*
CLARINET (Barb)
 
   
[MICS?]
DRUMS
(Michael)
DI
BASS + AMP
(Breck)
   

LEGEND:
* Condensor mics if possible, or SM57 or equivalent
# SM58 or equivalent
? Need for Drum mics depends on venue size & available equipment

Blurbs

50 words:

The Red Hot Chachkas, from the San Francisco Bay Area, infuse klezmer tradition with jazz, rock, oldtime, and latin influences in their original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations, featuring violin, clarinet, accordion, mandolin, bass, and drums. Their CDs are "Beats Without Borders" (2010), "Spice It Up!" (2007), and "Family Album" (2002).

150 words:

The Red Hot Chachkas' sound swings, shakes, and serenades. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Chachkas infuse the klezmer tradition of Eastern European Yiddish music with jazz, rock, oldtime, and latin influences in their original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations. From the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto to SF Davies Symphony Hall, favorite clubs, theaters, galleries, community centers, schools, and Jewish congregations, as well as private parties and simchas ranging from orthodox to outlandish, their hot sound and uptempo beat has folks up dancing, often led by bandleader and classical violinist Julie Egger. The seasoned musicians draw on disparate influences and backgrounds: soulful Barbara Speed (clarinet), punk Aaron Seeman (accordion), bluegrasser Tony Phillips (mandolin), jazzy Breck Diebel (bass), and rockin' Michael Arrow (drums). Their latest CD "Beats Without Borders" (2010) presents all new tunes written by band members, and follows "Spice It Up!" (2007), and "Family Album" (2002). See RedHotChachkas.com.