You are here: Home Music Beat Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s gypsy rock keeps crowd on their feet
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s gypsy rock keeps crowd on their feet

E-mail Print PDF

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s Ian Griffifths. Photo by Richard AmeryAs promised in last week’s interview, Tequila Mockingbird provided an upbeat, energetic dance party and  some very cool music at the Slice, Wednesday, Jan. 26.

 At the risk of coining a phrase, Tequila Mockingbird combined frenetic fiddle, magnificent mandolin, upbeat stand-up bass and even a little accordion and influences from all over the world into something new and original that I’m going to call gypsy rock.

They drummer laid down a hypnotic beat which had a good sized portion of a respectably sized  audience on the dance floor swaying and dancing to their Eastern European inspired music.
It was like South Country Fair all over again instead of the end of January in the dead of winter  in Lethbridge.

They started the second set with a slower song, and then gradually picked up the pace until they had the crowd captivated and back on the dance floor.

The infectious fiddle  and sense of humour kept the crowd hopping. They even added a few bars of “Devil Went Down the Georgia” to the end of one of their songs. They had some impressive vocal harmonies in a  skin tight set that everyone was loving.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
{jcomments on}
The ONLY Gig Guide that matters


Music Beat

Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News