Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song
Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central- and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to Second Avenue in swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of, violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.
Marianna Moralis: vocals
Lulu Austin: violin
David Mowat: trumpet
Knud Stüwe: guitar
Simon Leach: percussion
'We saw Chai For All last Wednesday at the Lansdown and had a fabulous night. Wonderful music to bring joy to any day.
Marianna is a charismatic lead singer, beautiful to listen to. Looking forward to seeing them again and if I have a party at any point I will definitely be booking them.' Victoria Bourne - vocalist and drummer, Husky Tones; Vocal Coach and Musical Director, Bristol Hippodrome Choir
'I could have been in Prague, Berlin or Warsaw. Very un-Bristol. We came in for a beer and it kept us here.' audience member
'Like something from a Polanski film. I knew instinctively it was Jewish music without knowing it was Jewish.' audience member
'Great night tonight at The Rope Walk enjoying 'Chai For All'. If you get a chance to see them you are guaranteed not only great musicianship but some good banter with the audience between numbers from the lead singer, well worth spending the time in their company.'
Mike, audience member
'Chai For All are awesome! So much energy and talent - I loved the snippets of storytelling in between and can't wait to hear more.'
Sarah, audience member
'I love the interaction between the band members, the authentic feel and the rhythms. I should have got up and danced.'
Jan, audience member
'Everybody loved you! What a beautiful time. Thank you so much and good luck with your endeavours.' Pamela, private client
BEI MIR BISTU SHEYN
CHUSN KALLEH MAZEL TOV
DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
DI GRINE KUZINE
DI MEZINKE OYSGEGEBN
GIRL (The Beatles, arr Chai For All)
IKH HOB DIKH TZIFIL LIB
LEBEDIKH UN FREYKLACH
MAHZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK
SHEYN VI DI LEVONE
UNTER DEYNE VAYSE SHTERN
VI AHIN SOL IKH GEHN