Running Away with the Circus

by Trans-Siberian March Band

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Our second album, 'Running Away with the Circus' includes 12 tracks of musical miscellany - both originals and London-flavoured re-imaginings of traditional tunes from the Balkans, Russia and Turkey, recorded in high resolution 24bit/96kHz at the prestigious AIR Lyndhurst Studios.

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released October 21, 2016

Recorded in Studio 1, AIR Lyndhurst Studios.
Recording Engineers: Fiona Cruickshank and Rob Kelly.
Additional Recording at Strongroom and North Seven Studios
Additional Recording: Rob Kelly and Kath Pollard
Assistant engineer at AIR studios: Toby Kettel
Assistant engineer at North Seven Studios: Cicely Balston.
Assistant producers at AIR sessions: Peter Mayne and Tom Briers.
Recording scores prepared by Tom Briers.
Edited by Kath Pollard, Emily Lim, Sarah Mann and Rob Kelly.
Mixed by Rob Kelly at Strongroom Studios.
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Stardelta Mastering
Produced by Rob Kelly. Co-produced by Kath Pollard.
Artwork by David Evans, Liam Brazier and Rob Kelly
TSMB would like to say a big thank you to:
Alison Burton, Richard Boote, and all at Air Studios.
Simon Changer at North Seven Studios.
Phil Sisson, Emma Townsend and all at Strongroom Studios.
Tony Rodd, Duncan Slater, Betsie the van.

Band:
Clarinet: Isabella Fletcher, Rebecca Millward
Alto Sax: Sally Outwin
Trumpet: Kath Pollard, Emily Lim, Pippa Holmes
Trombone: Sarah Mann, Donald Ridley
Tuba: Omer Plotniarz, Lucy Lester
Guitar: Nick Sweeney
Darabuka & Cymbals: Rob Kelly
Davul: Fotis Begklis
Snare & Hats: Chris Woodham
Vocals: Isabella Fletcher, Sarah Mann, Nick Sweeney

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Trans-Siberian March Band London, UK

The Trans-Siberian March Band is a London-based Balkan Brass Band. Formed in 2007, the group’s flamboyant, high-energy performance style has earned them an established reputation on the Balkan, burlesque and festival scene both in the UK and beyond.
Explosive and unique, TSMB’s shows present a lively mix of originals and traditional dance tunes made to get the audience on their feet.
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Track Name: Usti Usti Baba
Ushti ushti, baba,
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

Me phenjake aven
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

Me phenjake aven,
E najsukarjakje,
E najsukarjakje, baba,
E najtiknorjakje. / x2

Ushti baba, usti,
O cheizi ikal,
O cheizi ikal, baba,
E najtiknorjakje. / x2

Ushti ushti, baba,
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

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(Translation)

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Wake up, wake up, father
Wake up, wake up, father,
The drum is beating,
The drum is beating.
They’re coming for my sister.
They’re coming for my sister,

The most beautiful one,
The most beautiful one, father,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The dowry is being taken out,
The dowry is being taken out,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The drum is beating,
The drum is beating,
They’re coming for my sister.
Track Name: Baltango
(Spanish)

Tocaremos marchando,
con senoritas bailando,
cantaremos 'Baltango',
sin harmonitas, solo yo

(English translation)

We play marching,
with young ladies dancing,
we sing 'Baltango'
without the little harmonies, only me