Veveritse Brass Band
Veveritse Brass Band finds its inspiration in the drama of the Romany(Gypsy) music of the Balkans. With an eye to the powerful exactitude of these melodies, Veveritse makes room for play. Slippery, squirrelly even, they may start off running almost too fast, only to drop the bottom out; what begins sonorous and jagged straightens up, and carries you into the night....dancing, sighing. With two trumpets, a saxophone, four mid-horns, a tuba and two drummers, they are ten deep, creating not a wall of sound, but a loud tapestry. Members of the band also play in other great NYC bands like Romashka, Hungry March Band, Zlatne Uste, The Woes, Ansambl Mastika, and Stagger Back Brass Band....not to mention the infamous and nefarious "Top Secret Attack Band"! Veveritse, with it's theatrical bent, has already scored two different nights of films, played benefits, parties and numerous clubs. They are available for all kinds of occasions....weddings, private parties, afternoon tea, preschool graduations, feline coronations and divorces.
Main Squeeze Orchestra
The Main Squeeze Orchestra is New York city's unique all-female all-accordion band. Described as "the Hugh Hefner of the accordion world", Walter Kuhr created the orchestra in 2002 by recruiting the smart and funny ladies of the band from his accordion students. The 9-to-18 piece ensemble has since played at many nightclubs, warehouse parties, art openings, festivals, and for special events ranging from bar mitzvahs to burlesque shows. The band's repertoire is fun and diverse, defying nerdy stereotypes of accordion music to include pop cover songs, retro cool movie themes, and classical pieces as well as polkas, tango, and cabaret songs. To celebrate Oktoberfest at the Brooklyn Bowl, the Main Squeeze Orchestra will be serving up sweet polkas and saucy pop cover tunes, topped with a spicy tango or two.