Hava Tequila

from£980

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Hava Tequila are an award-winning klezmer band (International Jewish Music Festival) who have toured extensively in Europe and the UK and recorded for BBC television and radio. They’ve also been named "Britain's greatest klezmer and Balkan band" by Songlines magazine.

This reputable quartet heralds a decade of experience playing at weddings and bar mitzvahs as well as inspiring others through teaching klezmer in schools, hospitals and prisons.

The band play Eastern European Jewish, Israeli and Balkan music, ideal for listening and dancing and parties, weddings, festivals and Jewish celebrations.

Besides their standard quartet line-up, the band can offer up to eight musicians in various combinations and can provide a dance caller to show your guests some of the traditional wedding dances.

Performance info

Line-up Clarinet; violin; guitar; double bass
Performance duration Up to 3 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add caller
Add £240
Add accordion
Add £240
Add percussion
Add £240
Add vocalist
Add £240
Add mandolin player
Add £240

Full song list

Klezmer

Russian Shers
Nikolaev Bulgar
Tants fur Alles Mekhutonim
Goldene Khasene
Khosen Kale Mazel Tov
Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym
Freylekhs Nokh der Khupe
Bugichi's Freylekhs
Dem Rebens Nign
Kolomeyke
Philadelphia Sher

Israel/Simcha

Erev Shal Shashonim
Eshet Khail
Hava Nagila
Siman Tov and Mazel Tov
Mashi'ach
Havenu Shalom Alechem

Balkan

Sandansko Oro
Kopanitsa
Amarantos
Bavno Oro
Rampi Rampi
Esmera Min
Ratchenitsa
Ajde Jano

Klezmer Dance Medley

Promo Video

Promo Video (with vocalist)

Serbian Gypsy Dance

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“They were just amazing and made the day. They were highly professional, flexible and incredible musicians. We would recommend them to anyone.”

10

“Not only did we think you were fantastic (we already knew that) but so did all our guests. Enthusiasm for your music was top of the talk on the day and has featured in all the feedback since. My mother, who was brought up with klezmer music, thought you were the business. She is 81 this year and hasn't danced like that for ages.”

10

“Thank you for playing so brilliantly at our wedding. You really made the day. I will never forget that wild and frenzied first dance! Or being hoisted onto chairs and thrown around. You played really beautifully in the ceremony too. Everyone commented on the music and how much they enjoyed hearing you play. It also meant a great deal to Dave's family who really appreciated you bringing a Jewish feel to an otherwise secular wedding day and one that made everyone (regardless of religion) enjoy themselves, feel included and get carried away with the music.”

10

“We had lots of comments about the band. My father in law really liked the jazz connection. There was lots of dancing. My younger son spontaneously started a conga!”

10

“Hava Tequila were amazing! They really made our wedding a great day to remember. Great gypsy Balkan tunes. We hired a dance caller too, so all our guests got involved and learnt some traditional Jewish Balkan dances. Everyone said it was a great idea to get everyone up dancing, both young and old. A highlight was my husband and myself being lifted up and down on chairs. AMAZING FUN! And such talented musicians. A must have to liven up any occasion. I will definitely be recommending them to everyone I meet!”

10

“We were very happy with the band and everyone really enjoyed their performance! They were upbeat, on time and very professional.”

10

“We have worked with Hava Tequila! since 2002, booking them for weddings, barmitzvahs, private parties, gallery openings, graduation ceremonies and festivals. We highly recommend them as a group of excellent musicians who always deliver the highest standard of musical entertainment. They have built up a superb reputation as one of the UK's finest bands for Jewish and non-Jewish events and are fully reliable and committed to each performance.”

10

“Hava Tequila's irresistible folky, gyspy tones cut straight to the heart of anyone with an appreciation for music that comes straight from the soul. These talented musicians graced our wedding and in doing so added a vibrant, heartfelt atmosphere to the whole occasion. A definite recommendation! Function Central did a great job of finding Hava Tequila especially for us when another klezmer band we were interested in was already booked out.”


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