Monday, 20 April 2009

Mnozil!

Happy Monday! We had a great weekend. We got to see one of our most favourite music groups - Mnozil. They are an Austrian septet of brass musicians, and they are AMAZING! We were so lucky to get tickets to one of their concerts, they are uber popular all round the world. Also, the gig we made it to was a teeny intimate one of only 220 people in the middle of the Saddleworth Valley (a.k.a. the middle of nowhere) It was cool. It's so hard to describe what these guys do - they are first and foremost musicians, and they are seriously some of the best brass players I have heard ever. They all have very prestigious backgrounds in their own right(s), but have been together as Mnozil for years. The other side of their performance is comedic. I can't actually describe it, suffice to say that it was hands down one of the funniest things I have ever seen, as well as the most impressive. Check them out, but bear with me, the youtube clip doesn't begin to compare to the live show. Also, I can't find clips of the funniest parts of the set, which were a spoof on Jazz and a spoof on modern classical music. And a ridiculous version of Edelweiss. Bohemian Rhapsody is their signature tune though, so it gives you an idea. I don't have the skills to embed video. sorry.

2 comments:

Amanda B. Young said...

To imbed a video, click the "edit html" tab and paste the html code (which you can find on the video on youtube or vimeo) at the bottom. It won't look right until you hit preview or publish it but it should work. Feel free to e-mail if you have questions... it took me a while to figure it out at first! ;-)

potatoehead64 said...

I was there too! 600 mile round trip for me from Kent. Can't want till the next time.