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The Shtetlblasters

Moraga , CA
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LOCATION

124 Draeger Drive
Moraga, CA US 94556 (map)

PHONE

510-287-2540

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ABOUT US

A dynamic live band, specializing in a variety of traditional Jewish and contemporary American musical styles.

The Shtetlblasters is a multi-faceted musical ensemble that... Read more
A dynamic live band, specializing in a variety of traditional Jewish and contemporary American musical styles.

The Shtetlblasters is a multi-faceted musical ensemble that specializes in weddings, B'nai Mitzvah, and special events. The group's repertoire spans many styles and generations. The band is equally at home playing high-energy traditional Israeli folk dance music, soulful R&B dance hits, and big band tunes from the Glenn Miller/Duke Ellington era!

The Shtetlblasters was founded in 1992 by pianist Michael Gill and is comprised of talented musicians from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

The word Shtetlblasters is a play on the word "ghettoblaster", a slang term for a portable tape player or "boombox." The Shtetl is the word for the Eastern European Jewish villages where so much of our soulful music, including Klezmer, originated in centuries past. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Blues, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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Diane
Wedding:
10/18/2009
4.4/5.0
The Shtetlblasters were awesome. They had us dancing all night and it really made our wedding fun! Originally I had wanted a DJ to cut costs of the wedding, but I am really glad that we decided to go with the live band. It really makes a difference. They even learned a song for us for our first dance. Everything was great.
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Julie A.
Wedding:
6/3/2007
4.3/5.0
An eight piece band for under 5K - a steal! We were thrilled with the talented musicians who make up the Shtetlblasters. Their motto is "from Jerusalem to Motown" and that sums it up. Great jazz numbers, R&B, and traditional Jewish music. The band is a side job for the members so the responsiveness to emails/calls was a little delayed. But the quality of service and value is high. The band was flexible and learned the music for our processional and our first dance. They also asked for a list of the songs that we didn't want them to play -- a big plus!
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