Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready to flap your extremities! Greshka is a seven-piece neo-gypsy / klezmer ensemble not unlike a chipotle and cocaine kebab: you’re not sure where it’s from, but it sure knocks you off your tits. A torn canvas of Romanian gypsy dons a filthy smear of electronica, metal, jazz-funk and classical-arrangement.
Their deliberately silly writing style coupled with their hyper-energetic delivery makes the group’s peculiar blend of Eastern European folk wholly captivating and endlessly enjoyable.
The septet have graced the stages of the National Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland Multicultural Festival, Brisbane Festival, PEAK festival and many more. Greshka has toured interstate several times, has been nominated for a Queensland Music Award and show no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Amelia Kase - vocals
Yori Dade - clarinet, alto saxophone
Toby Gifford - contra-bass clarinet
André Bonetti - cimbalom, synths, vocals
Cameron Whelan - guitar
Kirsten Baade - bass
Mitch Hagger - drums