7pm, Saturday 8th January, 2022

The Beez


The Beez Stranded in Australia!!

That's right! Probably the only international act currently in the country-and loving it!

Deta C. Rayner (accordion & vocals) and Rob Rayner (guitar & vocals) unwittingly missed the Last Plane Out of Sydney and will be presenting a yodellin', thigh slappin’, lederhosen wetting' fest of Beez music featuring the Beatific Beats of  Julia Day on drums. You'll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Bonnie Tyler; you'll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena´s 99 Red Balloons; you'll swoon to Marlene Dietrich's  Lili Marlene; you'll also be perplexed by bizarre teutonic takes on Oz Rock Classics but, most of all, you'll be entertained-and that's an order!

The Beez 2020 Australian tour was rudely interrupted in March, so here they are to make amends with an evening of  Dancefloor-Compatible Deutsche Derring-Do, featuring Deta's fabulous "Brunhilde Bass" accordion. One octave below the conventional accordion bass, this is an Alp-quaking tone of Wagnerian proportions. Melded with Rob's custom Höfner "Blitzkrieg" guitar, it's an irresistable rocking' polka machine held together by the marching rhythms of the fabulous Julia Day and, of course, those gorgeous harmonies and cabaret sensibilties which are the icing on the Schwarwälderkirschtorte.

Deta and Rob both hail from Berlin; their band The Beez performs around 120 shows a year throughout Europe and Australia. They've appeared on ABC TVs Spicks and Specks and at just about every folk festival you care to think of. 

Visit their web site.

“The originals can only be considered second best to The Beez wonderfully unique interpretations” - Berliner Morgenpost


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