Category Archives: Events

Marc Ribot Solo in Sydney

Very excited to announce that The Mango Balloon is doing the support slot for US guitarist Marc Ribot’s first solo performance in Sydney. Known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and John Zorn among countless others, Ribot has also released over 20 albums under his own name. August 9th at The Vanguard, more info here.

Marc Ribot

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The Tango Saloon ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’

Romero Records is very happy to announce the brand new single for The Tango Saloon, ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ featuring vocalist Elana Stone. This is the second single to be released ahead of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, following on from last year’s ‘In Black And White’ (and its stunning video clip directed by Julian Shaw).

The official launch is June 5 at Venue 505 (280 Cleveland St Surry Hills), featuring Elana Stone, and supported by the inimitable gypsy punk trio Mr Bamboo. Book tickets.

Don't Close Your Eyes

The Mango Balloon: Volume 3

Romero Records’ first release for 2014 is Volume 3 of Julian Curwin’s The Mango Balloon series. Developed in 2010 as a stripped-back version of The Tango Saloon, the smaller band has quickly taken on a life of its own.

Each recording has a special guest bringing their personality to the music, and on Volume 3 that guest is Shenzo Gregorio, best known for playing ‘stunt violin’ in his project Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra (essentially, he flies!). With The Mango Balloon, Shenzo plays viola, and keeps his feet firmly on the ground, though still manages to bring plenty of fireworks to the occasion.

Volume 3 is officially launched March 19 at Venue 505.

The Mango Balloon Volume 3

Neill Duncan: one-handed saxophone

2014 kicked off with an inspiring story from Darth Vegas saxophonist Neill Duncan, who last year lost his arm to cancer. With assistance from various organisations and individuals, Neill has been able to acquire a one-handed saxophone, and plans to play it at the upcoming Darth Vegas gig on February 8! Incidentally, this will also probably be the band’s last Sydney gig for quite a while. Read the full story here.

Neill Duncan

‘In Black And White’ video

Finally, the release of The Tango Saloon’s video for ‘In Black And White’, featuring Elana Stone!

Official launch party August 11 at Camelot Loungeā€¦

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayWkhdrHk6o

Elana

The Tango Saloon Single Launch

The official launch of ‘In Black And White’ is May 17 at FBi Social (Level 2, 244-248 William St Kings Cross). The 9-piece band (with Elana Stone in tow) will perform, alongside La Tarantella and Little Fox.

More info and presales here, details and a sneak preview of the single here.

The Tango Saloon 'In Black And White'

The Tango Saloon ‘In Black And White’

Coming soon… The Tango Saloon’s brand new single ‘In Black And White’, featuring vocalist Elana Stone. The song is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, following on from Shadows & Fog (2012), Transylvania (2008) and the self-titled debut released on Mike Patton’s Ipecac label in 2006.

The official launch will be May 17 at FBI Social (Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel) with support from Little Fox and La Tarantella.

TTS