VARDOS

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Gypsy

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 and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, the Queenscliff Music Festival, the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, the Alice Desert Festival 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. 

Television appearances in Australia include cameos on 'Spicks and Specks', ABC TV, 'The Footy Show', Channel 9, and Seachange (Series 3) ABC TV . They also feature in Ruth Cullen's documentary on artist Vali Myers, 'Painted Lady'. Vardos have toured internationally to New Zealand, Noumea in New Caledonia, Geneva in Switzerland and around Hungary, have showcased in the United States, and had successful shows at the Famous Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival Spiegeltent. Vardos were nominated for the 2003 BBC Radio3 World Music Awards (Audience Award).

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