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Cravitz Klezmer Ensemble

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About Cravitz Klezmer Ensemble

Klezmer band
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Brilliant klezmer band with international reputation for your celebration, including simcha dance leading.

LKQ brings you klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive. The subtleties of the original tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party. Formed in 2009, the band is popular throughout the UK, has performed for dozens of celebrations and had six sell-out tours in Australia. International performances include Brazil, Germany, Holland, Latvia, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland, and the group has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 & 6, BBC TV.

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 while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Folk, Jewish music, Klezmer
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Event types:
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

We have an extensive repertoire of old and new traditional klezmer melodies. Below are some of the popular tunes we can play for you.
Wedding tunes and dances:
Dodi Li
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagila
Siman Tov uMazel Tov
Sunrise, Sunset
U'shavtem Mayim
Melodies for your chuppah:
Baruch Haba
Eshet Chayil
Mi Addir
Sheva B'rachot
Im Eshkachech
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is generally 4-piece: violin/dance caller, clarinet, accordion/guitar, double bass/cello. We can also arrange for a bigger band.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are generally happy to cater for an hour's variance either side of the contracted times, but this may not be possible at short notice or during busy times of year.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We can provide a playlist or plug in your cued-up choice of tunes into our PA. If you need to use our PA after the final set, we'd need to agree this in advance, and there would be an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We need about an hour to set up if we're using a sound system, and recommend that we finish setting up around half an hour before your guests arrive. If it's an acoustic set, we can arrive and play within half an hour or so.

Can you roam around while you perform?

When playing acoustically we're happy to move from place to place - although with the double bass, it tends not to be strolling as such!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We are experienced at providing appropriate tunes for background music, dancing, chuppah etc. but are happy to discuss particular requests.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy for you to ask us for up to 3 requests outside our usual set list. There is a fee of £30 per tune to take account of transcribing and learning new material.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love our traditional sound and upbeat vibe.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£925
Up to 3 hours£1200
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Natasha S, 5 months ago

Amazing group, great music and incredibly friendly. 10/10 for experience. We really enjoyed having you at our event and you really made our evening, thank you!

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Emma H, 10 months ago

The Klezmer quartet really made our wedding special.

From other customers:

Budvar F, 3 years ago

Everyone loved you, great feedback

Highlights T, 3 years ago

A fantastic night with great comments from lots of audience members

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