|1 May 2001|
'Surfing USSR' Make a Second Attempt to Hang Five in Cathedral Square
'Surfing USSR's March concert was cancelled due to adverse weather, but they're back in Cathedral Square with a vengence this Friday 4 May, performing surf versions of toe-tapping klezmer tunes, Eastern European Folk tunes, Bond tunes, and much more.
Formed in 1999, 'Surfing USSR' members are Greg Malcolm (formerly of The Greg Malcolm Set) on guitar, Marc Howe (the mambo king) on bass, and Matt Gibb on drums. Greg fell in love with traditional Jewish (klezmer) melodies while living in Berlin for two years, and he says "there are a lot of people doing different things with klezmer music, covering everything from punk bands to string quartets, but it lends itself remarkably well to the surf sound."
'Surfing USSR' are becoming well known throughout Christchurch for their distinctive and yet fun style of klezmer music. Having recently received a Creative Communities grant, the band have been working on their first CD, and are putting plans in place for a South Island tour in order to promote the CD.
Friday 4 May 2001, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
For more information
please contact Matthew Ayton, Christchurch City Council Leisure,
on ph. 03 371-1594 or (025) 241-0244