Caravan of Thieves
Caravan of Thievescreate fun yet elegant compositions that embody the spirit and swing of early gypsy jazz but with plenty of witty, inventive lyrics and vocal harmonies to serenade the listener. Fiery violin arrangements, thumping upright bass and rhythmic acoustic guitar spanking counteract the sweet, melodic, harmonious male/female vocals of Fuzzand Carrie.
Within their first year together, Caravan of Thieveshave managed to win immediate praise for their newand unique brand of alt gypsy acoustic music and their high intensity show. During that time the quartet found themselves performing in premiere venues around the
country with world renowned artists such as Dan Hicks, Tony Trischka, Tom Tom Club, Menudo, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Trout Fishing in America andRyan Montbleau Band. Caravansuccessfully connected with audiences on each of these diverse and at times, odd fitting bills proving the music to be a hit with folk, pop, rock and jazz appreciators alike as well as all age groups. This became evident when in only ten months they went from support act to selling out their first headline show.
They built an interactive stage set of percussive junk and full multimedia production which delivers the
audiences directly into the wild, imaginative minds of Fuzz and Carrie and the Caravan of Thieves.
Comprised of Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the singers and acoustic guitar players, Ben Dean, the violinist, and Brian Anderson the double bassist, this ragtag cast of characters converge from vastly different backgrounds in folk, pop, classical, jazz and rock. Fuzz(who has spent the past 13 years touring the world with funk and dance groups such as Tom Tom Club and Deep Banana Blackout)
teamed up with Carrie in 2004 to create an acoustic duo. In those early years they developed their songwriting and vocal harmonizing skills together, released two records and played hundreds of shows around the country. As their
vision developed, the couple knew they needed to expand their palette. In early 2008, they recruited Brian, who had toured previously in his experimental jazz trio Raisin Hill and Ben, who had studied jazz and classical violin since an early age and performed in a variety of
ensembles, bands and orchestras around Connecticut.
The Sounding Board Coffeehouse (View)
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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