Lolo Lovina: Album launch tour with Belle Jar

Fresh from their European CD tour, Lolo Lovina launch their new album in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, December 10.

Lolo Lovina (“ed Beer”) are an intoxicating, cosmopolitan virtuosic brew infused with unza, swing and Balkan gypsy beats. The only ethnic Romani band in Australia, fronted by Hungarian Romani-gypsy singer Sarah Bedak.

Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist who grew up with three native tongues and cultures. The charming and passionate performance of the charismatic singer makes each of her concerts an unique experience. Featuring Serbian Rroma drummer and guitarist Nenad Radic, Stuart Vandegraaff on sax, clarinet and ney, David Carr on guitar and banjo and Nathan Gatt on double bass.

RrOMaNTICS, Lolo Lovina’s third album features original songs, traditional gypsy tunes as well as signature ‘Lolo-fied’ covers. It has influences of Argentinian tango, Oz rock and deep Romanian Rroma.

Supporting act is Belle Jar, bringing the madness and mayhem of infectious rhythms and manic fables. They play an original blend of gypsy, klezmer, swing and pop styles, with English and French lyrics. 

Belle Jar‘s infectious energy has spreads. Their genuine interaction with people and their passion for what they do is evident. These guys will fire up your old country longings as wild boom-chak boom-chak rhythm meets bent melody.

The show is on December 10 at the Gearins. Doors open 8:30pm, show starts 9pm. Tickets pre-sale $15 available from Katoomba Music, 140 Katoomba St (Tues-Sat, cash only),  Hotel Gearin front bar, or $20 on the door (unless sold out).

Masked delight: Some of the magic that is Lolo Lovina.

Masked delight: Some of the magic that is Lolo Lovina.