Vivacious World Music Dance band Hello Tut Tut is swiftly gaining a reputation for getting the party started. From staggering openings to chaotic encores, the Melbourne seven-piece bring you high energy shows jam-packed with Klezmer classics, Balkan bangers and Eastern European party pieces, sure to bring a smile to the feet and a tap to the face… They’ve gone from playing frosty morning markets and quirky Melbourne cafes to some of Australia’s most iconic venues and festivals.
Hello Tut Tut began quite organically about a year ago when a bunch of friends interested in Eastern European music came together with the intention of merging traditional and modern aesthetics.
Their music incorporates playful virtuosity with ethnic flavours that form groovy and catchy tunes, and with the recent addition of percussion to the line up, the band has begun to incorporate funky Latin influences. Their latest single Samba Tanz is an emotional throwback that reflects this, and its nostalgic video clip is sure to “…set you up for a good week.”
Over the last twelve months this juicy band of gypsy jivers has brought nights to staggering starts and chaotic conclusions, whether it be by red and white checkered candle-lit tables at Open Studio (Melbourne) or the arts village stage at Falls Festival. Their enthusiasm for embracing any opportunity to put on a high energy show has seen them gaining a reputation for getting the party started, with themusic.com.au commenting “…this could just be the best thing at the festival” after their ferris wheel set at Falls Festival.
In the last year Hello Tut Tut have happily taken their music where-ever necessary, playing on the back of wagons for jars of home made chutney, at intimate charity events, and most recently the opening night gala at the Bello Winter Festival.
Having gained solid traction and a growing national fan-base, Hello Tut Tut plan to take their music to international audiences with a tour of New Caledonia planned for early August. The band are also on track for an album release by the end of the year. There will be plenty happening in Australia before then, with a string of single releases on the cards in the lead up, all of which to be made available for streaming and online purchase through Spotify, Apple-music, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Hello Tut Tut bridges cultures and generations with the music they create. Make sure to catch them at one of their live shows.