Music – Continental Drift

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Vocals
Sous le Ciel de Paris

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Sway

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Instrumentals
Czardas

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El Choclo

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Kamatous shabatem

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Two Guitars

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La Cumparsita

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Continental Drift, a string quartet with a difference! Playing light classical, beautiful ambient background plus jazz & latin styles. They also play Tango, Gypsy, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian and Irish (just for fun). The group will tailor the music to suit the requirements of your audience and your venue.

Continental Drift are Jen Hawley on guitar, Wylva Teese on double bass & Anton Teese on violin. This group also offers a quartet with Terry Cole on mandolin/recorder/second violin and vocals. Terry can also MC your wedding or event. The band provides all its own sound equipment – suitable to small functions and to large venues. Also the trio will dress according to the function (ranging from beach shirts at poolside parties, to black tie).

Continental Drift, also has a completely mobile set-up which means it can play anywhere outdoors and in a large venue can change position several times if needed, The band is also happy to play acoustically if that is more suitable. The band loves to play gypsy music because of the combination of instruments and their common attraction towards the beautiful melodies, dramatic mood swings and high energy inherent in this Eastern European musical style. They have found a wide range of audiences responded positively to the music because of its haunting melodies, passion and liveliness. The band has also pursued the very gypsy tradition of serenading people at their tables and attempting any special requests thrown their way. The barriers between the band and the listeners breakdown – the audience often joins in singing and are more willing to get up and dance.

Because of the diverse groups of people this band plays for, other European music crept in. Hence the equally exciting styles of Tango, Jewish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Irish, and Latin are explored.

Equally important, Continental Drift plays Classical music, beautiful ambient music and swinging Jazz and Latin Styles, tailoring the mood of the function to suit the venue and client, (ranging from beach shirts at poolside parties to black tie functions).

Reviews
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. We were very pleased with all aspects of the celebration and are grateful for the warmth and vibrancy you added to the day.  We received lovely feedback from family and friends who truly enjoyed your music.  Livia and Randolph, wedding 29 July 07

Hello to such wonderful people. We would like to thank you so much for such a fantastic day. You were brilliant and everybody loved you. It was fun having you involved in such an important day for us. Sorry to miss saying goodbye but love to hear from you as to how you thought it all went. Many, many thanks again. Maria and Christopher. wedding 22 Sept 07

On Saturday evening I had the good fortune to sit around an open fire in the Cockatoo Cafe in Dunolly. It was near freezing outside so the fire was a good start. Even more rewarding was the warmth of the company, and the sparkling atmosphere created by the trio called Continental Drift – their range of folk and gypsy music from Turkey, Araby (!), Russia, Ireland and any other number of points had our feet tapping. And of course songs from France and some lyrics in French to suit the occasion of the 14th of July. If we could recreate that family warmth, connection, hospitality, and joy of life found this evening in the Cockatoo Cafe in our cities we would probably never want to leave them! Bruce Lyman, 14 July 07.

Once again, we would like to express our appreciation for your performance at our wedding last October. We have so many nice comments from our guests about your performance. Thanks for your beautiful music and I hope I will get to see al of you again once again in the future. Duc & Hien Ho. Oct 06The client was very happy with Continental Drift at our pirates/gypsies themed event. Their performance was excellent and the audience response was very good. Lorne. Jun 06

Thankyou so much for last Sunday. As usual you were terrific and a real highlight of the party. We had a wonderful day and really appreciated you being there and celebrating with us. Mandy and Anthony. 20 May 05

Dear Terry, Thank you so much for being the MC at our wedding in Rupertswood. We loved your enthusiasm and how you created such a relaxed environment in the room which made everyone feel at ease. Your help by guiding us through the events of the evening and making sure things happened was also appreciated. The music was fantastic and we were impressed that you could also find time to play in the band! Robert & Kim Martin. 2006

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