United by their love of rip-roaring artfully delivered klezmer, She'Koyokh spin tales of wild goats, unmarried women and broken hearts drawn from the rich folk traditions of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
Inspired by wandering nineteenth century klezmorim, She'Koyokh have spent the last decade sponging up the rich folk musics of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The first incarnation of the band cut its teeth busking at Columbia Flower Market in the heart of London's East End. Nowadays they are more likely to be found stomping the stage floors of Europe's most prestigious concert halls with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and London's Southbank Centre already ticked off the list.
'Wild Goats & Unmarried Women' takes you on a true klezmer odyssey, with She'Koyokh delivering a classic album that combines the zest of their live performance with the virtuosity and intelligence of their musicianship.
'Britain's best Klezmer and Balkan music band.' - Songlines
(5 stars) She'Koyokh are one of London's musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain...their third CD, is their most accomplished. At its heart is a gorgeous song of lost love, Selanik Turkusu, and around it the music is fiery and emotional, lyrical and virtuoso with shrieking clarinet and sighing violin. --Evening Standard, (Simon Broughton), March 14, 2014
(4 stars) Their jaunty and slinky instrumental pieces include a Russian jazz favourite from the 30s and a Turkish folk tune inspired by the mating habits of goats. They also include an exquisite Bosnian love song, featuring the brooding and stately singing of Cigdem Aslan. --The Guardian, (Robin Denselow), March 21, 2014