A band the likes of which you will certainly not have seen before, the Trans-Siberian March Band (TSMB)
are a riot of colour and sound and have been described as “The Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass”.
The infectious energy of their live shows never fails to get an audience dancing, sending the crowds wild
at Glastonbury Festival, The Secret Garden Party, The Thames Festival, Meltdown Festival, Henley
Festival and several Last Tuesday Society masked balls, to name but a few.
Appealing to audiences of all ages and cultures, TSMB’s borderless bag of musical styles includes their
own arrangements of Balkan, Klezmer, Ska, Turkish, Russian, Albanian and Latin tunes and several
home-grown numbers from their guitarist Nicko Nezna. Amongst their many influences are Fanfare
Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic, Emir Kustirica, Goran Bregovic, Madness, The Specials and Gogol Bordello.
This London based troupe of thirteen musicians are a fearsome blend of two clarinets, two saxophones,
three trumpets, two tubas, two trombones, guitar, vocals and two drummers. A heady mix of culture,
cabaret and carnival, and with ever stranger and progressively more outrageous costumes, TSMB look as
loud as they sound and always put on a spectacular show.