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Gypsy Fever And Niko Ne Zna Album Launch

Sat Feb 23rd, 2013

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After a years hiatus, Gypsy Fever is back for some knees-up summer shenanigans around festivals and venues of New Zealand. The headline act is once again 8 piece Wellington balkan brass band Niko Ne Zna, who will also be releasing their highly anticipated debut album in time for the tour. Join them at Leigh Sawmill for the final night of the tour and what is bound to be a wild intoxicating night of music, celebration and dancing with special guests Club Manouche, DJ Balkanetic and MC Benka Boradovsky.

Niko Ne Zna are a world class act with exotic tunes, fantastic grooves and exciting solos. With a lineup comprising two trumpets, saxophone, vocals, accordion, trombone, sousaphone, percussion, balkan bass drum and snare drum, they are a truly authentic ensemble. They can roam while playing, and enchant the audience into dancing, singing, clapping and stomping all night long. The band consists of some of Wellington’s finest instrumentalists who come from a wide array of musical backgrounds that unite together to produce an intoxicating cocktail that will make your ears rise to attention and your feet move in a frenzy. Niko Ne Zna's selection of traditional and original tunes is high energy with dark undertones and sexy gypsy style.

Since their inception 6 years ago, the band has played extensively around New Zealand with two national tours and performances at The Wellington Fringe Festival, International Jazz Festival, Cuba Street Carnival, Wellington Summer City Festival, Prana Festival and Taranaki Arts Festival to name but a few.

Joining them on the road is Berlin-based DJ Balkanetic, champion of all things balkan and veteran of four other Gypsy Fever tours who will be bringing back a bag of fresh balkan/gypsy tunes and cutting edge globaltronica from his travels in the old countries.

This tour also marks the release of the first ever limited edition (200 copies) Gypsy Fever compilation CD compiled by DJ Balkanetic featuring 12 of the best gypsy/balkan bands in Australia and New Zealand.


Dec 30 - Jan 1: PRANA FESTIVAL w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic

Thu 10 Jan: THE FREEHOUSE, NELSON w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic

Fri 11 Jan: MARAHAU PARK CAFE, MARAHAU w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic

Sat 12 Jan: MUSSEL INN, TAKAKA w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic


Sat 26 Jan: CHICKS, PORT CHALMERS w/ DJ Balkanetic

Fri 08 Feb: SAN FRANCISCO BATH HOUSE, WELLINGTON w/ Niko Ne Zna, Bella Cajon & DJ Balkanetic

Fri 22 Feb: KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND w/ Niko Ne Zna, The Jews Brothers and DJ Balkanetic plus special guest MC Benka Boradovsky

Sat 23 Feb: LEIGH SAWMILL, LEIGH w/ Niko Ne Zna, Club Manouche and DJ Balkanetic plus special guest MC Benka Boradovsky

acoustic/solo, alternative, blues, dj, electronic, jazz, soul/funk, Niko Ne Zna, Club Manouche, DJ Balkanetic

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