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12 Jul 2008 00:00 - 19 Jul 2008 00:00

Terne Chave

Touring Europe from Slovakia and Hungary via Italy, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands to Scotland, wherever Terne Clave go, people dance. Today Terne Chave are a band without ethnicity or genre who don't fret over style and you won’t either cos their songs are played at the devil's tempo.

12 July - Small Nations Festival, Cilycwm

17 July - Backbeating club, Aberysthwyth

18 July - Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury

19 July - Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury


There was a time when TERNE CHAVE was one of the most successful Czech gypsy bands around. But this isn’t completely true any more…


A couple of years ago the band stood on their own feet and crossed borders of Roma ghetto. Taking also gadjo friends as new musicians among themselves they set out into the big world. Touring Europe from Czech Republic and Slovakia via Hungary, Italy, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands to Scotland, wherever they went people danced. Today the Terne Chave are band without ethnic or genre limits but their gypsy roots give them a solid base for musical trips to areas too dangerous for others. The band doesn’t fuss about style too much and you will have no time to think about it too ‘cause much of their songs are played with the devil’s tempo. But in case you wouldn’t sleep this off we can reveal that this is the real gypsy rock’n’roll or … IT’S ONLY ROM’N’ROLL!!!


Terne Chave have taken enough time to release their third album but it turns out to be very much worth it. It was released following a four years gap, produced by Petr Vysohlid (ex Czech cult band I.R.A.) with a ambiguous title "MORE, LOVE!". The english meaning of „more love“ stands against the Roma meaning of „more, love!“, which is like „money, mate!“. This contrast of meanings in the title is consistently reflected throughout the entire album. Hearing it for the first time it is the sound of the band – besides the traditional accordion and violin one will notice also the electric guitar and samples. Next layers can be found within variety of styles of individual songs - rock, tango, folk, spiritual, dance rhythms and punk comes across well, mixed with traditional gypsy vocals, all this in a totally natural form. But mainly the slogan brings a message of the album: everything revolves around money, everyone wants cash and many people forget what in fact they need in a life – more love. The album „More, love!“ expreses the contrast of old traditional gypsy songs with modern technology, the old with the modern world.



Gejza Bendig – electric & acoustic guitar, bass, lead & back vocals

Roman Feko – acoustic guitar, lead & back vocals

Jan Dzurko – keyboards, back vocals

Josef Dzurko – bass

Adam Pospíšil – violin

Daniel Zeman – accordion

Roman Kroupa – percussion

Libor Friedl – drums





30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 12 Jul 2008 00:00
To: 19 Jul 2008 00:00


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