Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves. They’re comprised of an all-star cast of musicians from greatly diverging backgrounds; Western European to Arabic Classical music, Slavic choral music to Americana, classic jazz to the sounds of Macedonia and beyond. They’ve created a truly unique sound, balancing the old with the new, telling human stories and begging to be danced to.
Darren Johnston – trumpet/vocals,
Matt Szemela (of Quartet San Francisco) – violin/vocals
Corinne Sykes (of Kitka, Fanfare Zambaleta) – derbekki/hi-hat/vocals
Doug Stuart – (of Bells Atlas) – bass/vocals
Marco Peris – (of Inspector Gadje) – tupan/snare
Faisal Zedan – (of Quadim Ensemble) – derbekki/riqq