Sauerkrauts play at the Metropole

The Sauerkrauts (Deta and Rob from The Beez – Berlin) play at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba on Saturday, April 30.

The Sauerkrauts

The Sauerkrauts

A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion, vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of their Bavarian Boombox. You´ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you´ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena´s 99 Red Balloons.

Deta and Rob always felt that the German Oeuvre was a little under represented in The Beez, so here they are to make amends with an evening of Dancefloor-Compatible Deutsche Derring-do, featuring Deta´s fabulous “Brunhilde Bass“ accordion. One octave below the conventional accordion bass, this is an Alp-quaking tone of Wagnerian proportions. Melded with Rob´s custom Höfner “Blitzkrieg“ guitar, it´s an irresistible rockin´ Polka machine held together by the marching rhythms of a loop machine by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus and, of course, those gorgeous harmonies and cabaret sensibilities which are the icing on the Schwarwälderkirschtorte.

Deta and Rob both hail from Berlin; their band The Beez performs regularly throughout Europe and Australia. They’ve appeared on ABC TV´s Spicks and Specks and at just about every folk festival you care to think of.

Doors open on April 30 at 5pm, show starts at 6pm. Tickets early bird pre-sale $20 available from The Metropole Guesthouse, Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba (cash only). Or card/phone 4782 5544, online $21.50 or $25 on the door.