About Monsieur Camembert
With a continental repertoire that combines traditional French, Hungarian, Russian, Greek, and Jewish musics with sophisticated and contemporary arrangements, they also perform an engaging collection of original songs composed by lead vocalist, and group leader, Yaron Hallis.
The music of Monsieur Camembert is gutsy and gracious, exhilarating and irresistibly danceable. Indeed, they perform a new style of music which transcends barriers, generations and subcultures. Theirs is a gutsy and emotive music with plenty of twists and turns. The synthesis of the passionate energy of gypsy musics with classical, jazz and blues idioms combine in unpredictable results - the musical contrasts give way to both lugubrious expressiveness and ear-prickling virtuosity.
On 11/2/99, Monsieur Camembert launched The Gypsy Hot Club, Sydney's 1st Gypsy/klezmer music-club, at which the band regularly appears...