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Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands

World Music Band from Greensboro, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
"Polished, breathtaking group with international influences." -Performer Magazine

"a pleasant kind of bonkers" - BBC Radio

Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands has an eclectic, carnivalesque world folk sound that is at times whimsically frenetic and at times hauntingly beautiful. The band is led by Crystal Bright, who sings and plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, adungu (Ugandan harp), and various others, leaving people captivated with her operatic & soulful vocals and virtuoso command of her exotic instruments.

Combining elements from many different world styles, the group's sound has proved a challenge to describe, but here is Americana UK's description: "So where to begin? Words that come to mind listening to them are, (deep breath..) carnivals, mariachi, Kate Bush, musicals, Tim Burton, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Eastern Europe gypsies, Gogol Bordello, Jazz, Devotchka, old timey, cabaret, fables, fairytales and a hundred others, really. I could go on."
Others often mentioned include Beirut, Decemberists, Toms Waits, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Yann Tiersen, Danny Elfman, & Dresden Dolls.

2012 was a busy year for Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, with over 110 shows from Boston to New Orleans to Nashville in support of the latest release, "Muses & Bones." The album has received press and positive reviews in the US & Europe, as well as radio airplay in the US, UK, & Canada, including NPR and BBC appearances.

The group plays a collection of songs from 2 original albums, new originals yet to be recorded, and depending on the type of show, select covers from a wide repertoire that includes tango, brazilian, spanish, & french music.

The group can play whatever set length is necessary and adapt the live show to range anywhere from a lively stripped-down acoustic set to an intense cabaret gypsy rock show, or what it calls "kaleidophrenic cabaret." The group's performances have ranged from nightclubs, private house concerts, & weddings to a performance of an original song backed by the North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC.
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2013
Jun
15
Tranzac Club
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2013
May
26
Triad Indie Music Festival
Winston Salem, NC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
May
18
Widow's Peak Music Festival
Earlville, IL
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Mar
22
Awendaw Green
Awendaw, SC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Mar
15
SXSW (Vulcan Army Showcase)
Austin, TX
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Mar
13
Zeppelin's
Biloxi, MS
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Toy Hammer
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
Little Match Girl
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
Lollipop
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
Without A Hat
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
Leaozinho
Caetano Veloso
Libertango
Astor Piazzolla / Grace Jones
Llorando
Roy Orbison
Drowned Out
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie Davis
Especially Your Mother
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Rock Band
Steel Drum Band
Zydeco Band
Variety Band
Alternative Band
Acoustic Band
Concert Band
Original Band
Indie Rock Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
Ambient Band
Avant Garde Band
Cabaret Band
Folk Band
New Age Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands will also travel to Burlington, Graham, Sedalia, Whitsett, Elon College, Gibsonville, Haw River, Snow Camp, Altamahaw, Alamance, Julian, Mebane, Mc Leansville, Reidsville, Liberty, Wentworth, Climax, Swepsonville, Efland, Pleasant Garden, Browns Summit, Staley, Cedar Grove, Franklinville, Hillsborough, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Prospect Hill, Randleman, Carrboro.
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