A place this Swiss octet is quite familiar with considering their over 300 live gigs since their inception in a cinema situated in the sleepy mountain village of Engelberg 34 years ago. Folks be sure, happy music is upon us again. Bending any stage in a convex manner, the singers in the octet croon in Spanish, English, French and Italian according to the titles of their songs, and their sound is as big as an alp. A rollicking barrel of fun, this band enthusiastically expresses their sound in electrifying polkas, magnificent mazurkas and tangy tangos and what have you, nostalgic genres which they raise to dizzying new heights. No style seemingly is too holy for this dynamite octet. Rock’n’roll leaves a mighty footprint too, to the point where the band has been called a «global rock band». Now driven even more by the mighty droning of the trombone and sax through the musicianship of a couple of new members on said instruments, Roger Greipl from the Aeronauten and Emilio Parini from ABC who have recently joined the band.
And here is the rest of this eclectic formation, which advertises itself with some really fine fin-de-siecle nostalgic and seductive posters which have been helping to make this alpine express the popular Swiss mainstay on the scene they are. Tonight, you’ll hear Martin Infanger on accordion, Werner Haecki on drums, Fabian Christen engineers, Roger Greipl on sax, Richard Blatter on guitar and vocals, Hannes Blatter on bass and vocals, Emilio Parini on trombone and Andreas Dorn on sax. Andreas is also a visiting professor of Egyptology at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. No doubt, the mummies are dancing in their tombs.
Jolly & Fly Trap, live at El Lokal. Back and merrily barreling down the road of nostalgia.