Max Pashm “The ‘King of Falafel Techno’ leads a Jewish/Greek/Balkan collective in maximum mashed-up electronic beats and melodies from different traditions around the world.” The Guardian Guide “Blistering Balkan beats and general nu-world trippiness from the highly danceable grooves of Max Pashm.” Time Out “Sun-blushed, bouzouki-fuelled Med mix-up.” fRoots Max Pashm first rose to fame in 1997 as one of the early pioneers of world fusion music, before the Balkan sound became omnipresent in Global Beats and World Music circles. The ‘Max Pashm’ sound is a unique blend of Klezmer, Balkan, Greek, Gypsy Punk with blistering electronic beats. A daring and perfect marriage fusing the old traditions with the new and cutting edge sounds of today and the future. The ‘Max Pashm Band’ is a collective of some of the finest UK based Jewish, Greek and Balkan musicians, including the bouzouki maestro George Kypreos, the imfamous Merlin Shepherd on Klezmer clarinet, Bulgarian singer Eugenia Georgieva, guitarist Rik Harrington and of course Max Pashm himself on vocals, percussion and electronics. After the release of the new ‘Max Pashm’ album ‘Never mind the Balkans’, the ‘Max Pashm Band’ have performed over 40 shows in 12 different countries in 2008. The live shows are a high energy experience, combining top musicianship with pulsing electronics and an underlying sense of humour and fun! As well as all the traditional influences, the shows contain flavours of Dub, Ska, Hip-Hop, Rock and Punk, blending many genres and styles to create a unique sound and performance, with lyrics in Greek, Bulgarian, Yiddish and English. Get to the end of the ‘Max Pashm Band’ show and you might just agree: ‘Never Mind The Balkans - Here’s Max Pashm’.