4 St Vincent St Auburn SA
Driven by Alana’s wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. They have been serenading audiences around the world since late last century.
Vardos have toured to every state in Australia; festivals include the National, Port Fairy, Illawarra, Cobargo and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, the Queenscliff Music Festival, the Alice Desert Festival, Dark MoFo Festival in Hobart and the Melbourne Festival where they launched the CD ‘Entertaining Countess Dracula’ to a sell-out crowd at the Famous Spiegeltent. They have also performed at the Falls Festival in Marion Bay, Tasmania and Lorne, Victoria and Harvest Festival, Victoria.
In Melbourne they have supported ‘Besh o Drom’ and ‘Antal Szalai Gypsy Band’ (both from Hungary), ‘Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’ at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne and the ‘Gipsy Kings’ at the Palais, St Kilda.
“Alana Hunt’s soaring violin, Indra Buraczewska’s slapped double bass and Sofia Chapman’s supple accordion combine on a collection of 17 Hungarian and Romanian tunes and songs that show us that their frequent visits to Eastern Europe have made them a truly exciting band.” Lucky Oceans, The Planet