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Touring the world for some 15 years, the Baghdaddies’ music is world music with strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie [native Newcastle] touches, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing 5 part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that compels you to dance. Songs to listen to and party!

‘The band have a particular flair for the Balkans and capture its frenetic energy and flamboyance wonderfully. There is also a fair share of klezmer, jazz, ska and punk – an anarchic fusion where Ivo Papasov meets The Clash meets The Beat’  - Songlines Magazine

The Baghdaddies are:

Nigel Kirkpatrick - Trumpet, Vocals and Melodica, Flugal Horn

Paul Susans - Bass guitar , Vocals, Sousaphone and Double Bass

Martin Douglas - Drums, Vocals, Marching Drum and Percussion

Paul Ruddick - Saxophone,  Vocals and Flute

Ziad Jabero - Guitar, Vocals and Trombone

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