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Kibitz are a 6 piece band from Leeds performing energetic and soulful klezmer and Eastern European folk music
Klezmer band
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Kibitz are a 6 piece instrumental band from Leeds performing energetic and soulful music inspired by traditional Eastern European and Klezmer tunes, tinged with jazz improv and haunting melodies driven with pulsating Darbuka beats. We have recently been played on BBC Radio Introducing and are currently looking for more bookings in 2017. As a band we perform regularly in Leeds and the surrounding areas at gigs, weddings and private functions. In terms of line up we have played everything from an accordion and violin duo up to a full 6 piece– clarinet, violin, accordion, bass, guitar and percussion. This depends on the size of the venue and the nature of the event.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, German music, Greek music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Polish music, Polka, Russian music, Tango, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Originals, Covers, Vintage, World music, Bavarian oompah, Balkan, Arabic, Italian music, Scottish music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Hava Nagila
Jovanna Jovanke
Freylekhs from Bukovina
Boybriker Nign
Mazel Tov
If I were a rich man
Remembrance of Zion
Bulgar of Odessa
Warsaw Freylekhs
Burley Bulgar (original)
Zhok (original)
Papa Chajes
Irish Kopinitsa (original)
Miser lou
Shone Minka
Sweet father
Hungarian Dance


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Simon G, 2 years ago

It was a privilege to have Kibitz play on my recent BBC One Documentary ‘The Jews of Leeds’ Their live act is fun and full of energy, and inspired me to pick up a guitar and discover my own Eastern European roots through their music. We all need more Kibitz!

Alex C, 4 years ago

Kibitz performed at my 50th birthday party. They performed a great set full of energy and even managed to get my 90 year old mum on the dance floor! They were very professional and punctual and created a wonderful atmosphere for my birthday. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a Klezmer band for their event/wedding!

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