Bio

From the raw, visceral energy of Gypsy-Punk, to the feet-twistingly manic tempo of Speed-Folk, The Discount Orchestra provide a high-octane, seven-piece blend of eclectic dance-floor stomp, guaranteed to get you bouncing. Hard-grifting rhythms, topped with melodical oddities. 

Formed in South London in 2011, The Discount Orchestra take their inspiration from London’s dark, anarchic corners. Conjuring tales of love, loss, and post-apocalyptic survival, over a soundtrack that dances between genres. They've honed their live show at packed gigs and sold-out festivals over the last 6 years (Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown) and have earned their reputation as a band to watch. 

With a line up of Sax, Trombone, Accordion, Fiddle, Drums and Bass, topped off with a combination of vocal styles, their riotous blend of Balkan influenced music incorporates elements of Folk, Gypsy, Ska, and Circus, with a healthy dose of Punk, and is perfect for a late night of raucous entertainment. 

Their debut EP ‘And She Dances’ is out now on Batov Records.

'The Discount Orchestra Remixed' EP featuring remixes by Gypsy Hill, Solo Moderna, DJ Inko and The Rumpsteppers is also available on Batov Records.

London's Finest Purveyors of Speed-Folk and Gypsy-Punk”

London Venues include: 
Koko, London 
Hootenanny, Brixton 
Brixton Jamm, Brixton
Passing Clouds, Dalston
The Magic Garden, Battersea 
The Garage, Islington
The Islington Metal Works, London 
Richmix, Shoreditch 
The Jamboree, Limehouse 
The Bussey Building, Peckham 
Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney 
The Fox and Firkin, Lewisham 
New Cross Inn, London 
The Water Rats, Kings Cross

UK Venues include:
Mr Wolfs, Bristol    
The Canteen, Bristol   
The Arch, Brighton
The Lighthouse, Deal  
The Boars Head, Kiddeminster   
The Lamb, Lewes
Whiskers, Newquay   

Festivals include:  
Boomtown  
Bestival  
Wilderness  
Alchemy  
Harlequin Fayre  
Wild Tree Fair

Events include:   
Balkanbeats London   
Rumpus   
Stranger Than Paradise   
Gypsy Disco
Wormfood

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