Explosive as a Molotov cocktail, or invigorating as its contents, if you prefer to use it to fight your dry throat rather than some old Soviet tanks - that is how Molotow Brass Orkestar sounds.
The six-piece band from Berne, Switzerland plays a unique style based on ska, klezmer and eastern European gipsy music. The six musicians, all of them with a degree for classical music, play with an amazing precision that somehow they must have taken away from an old Swiss watch-maker living nearby. An incredible energy and irresistible vitality make the mix perfect.
Fresh and fun without losing their traditional roots, Molotow Brass Orkestar bring their love of the folk music of Switzerland and Eastern Europe to every audience.
Dr Sidi (feat. Christian Häni)
O'zapft is Kolo
Stest i truure
Steiner Chilbi Galvanized
Molotow Goes Reggae
Jasse (feat. Molotow Brass Orkestar)
Lioba - Vladin
Baym Rebin's Sude - Galizianischer Tanz
Los Angeles Is Burning (feat. Molotow Brass Orkestar)
Boom Boom Baby (feat. Molotow Brass Orkestar)
Sergant Dylen Sand (feat. Molotow Brass Orkestar)
The story of Molotow Brass Orkestar starts somewhere in foggy November 2007 at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB). A handful of students studying classical music looking for a break from the traditional concert schedule assembled and started to play Balkan folk music.
The band developped quite fast. Backed by their powerful lady on Drums, Marianne Graber, the five horn blowers started to mix whatever style of music they liked. Thus Molotow’s unique mix of Balkan and Swiss Folk music showing influences of klezmer, ska or even electronic beats started to emerge. Combined with their catching vitality they soon persuaded every kind of audience to cheer for them. Invitations to renowned festivals where coming in soon.
In the last couple of years, Molotow Brass Orkestar played at Brass: Durham International Festival in England, Lucerne Festival, European Brass Band Championships, or at the Fêtes de Genève.