The Kremlinaires Russian Big Band Cabaret
The Kremlinaires, the ‘Commissars of Cool ‘and world leaders in Soviet Swing and Bolshevik Boogie kept a good size audience hugely entertained. Led by Chris Haigh on the fiddle, the band was his most recent, ambitious and completely inexplicable venture to date!
The seven-piece Soviet Swing Band mixed Russian Folk with 40s Swing. The audience wasn’t quite sure what to expect as they seemed hard to categorise, but the combination of humour, theatrics and excellent songs won them over. As well as Chris’s fiddling,there were combinations of vocals, accordion, guitar, clarinet, sax, drums piano and bass.
The band has appeared everywhere; from village halls to jazz fests and private parties. (A Village Ventures event)