Gypsy Orchestra Down Under

Doch - This Drink, This Moon
Doch – This Drink, This Moon

This Drink, This Moon ([independent release], 2004)

Australia’s immigrant communities have grown considerably in the last decades
and this has affected the music that is being produced there. The Doch Gypsy
Orchestra is a brass and string band formed by seven Australian musicians who
collaborate with Eastern European performers.

The size of the live orchestra varies from time to time, but it can include up to thirty musicians. The overall result is a combination of Balkan, Klezmer and even Latin music influences.

The album was recorded live at The Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane and it has
that powerful live feel, with frequent violin and brass solos and brilliant

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.