Vardos have been serenading audiences around the world for more than a decade.
Vardos have toured to every state in Australia; festivals include Four Winds, National, Port Fairy, Victor Harbour, Illawarra, Cygnet, Cobargo and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, the Bellingen Global Carnival, the Queenscliff Music festival, the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, the Alice Desert Festival and the Melbourne Festival where they launched their second CD to a sell-out crowd at the Famous Spiegeltent. They even played at the chill out zone "The Village" at the Falls Festival over the new year in Marion Bay, Tasmania 2007 and Lorne, Victoria, 2008.
Television appearances in Australia include cameos on "Spicks and Specks", ABC TV 2009, "The Footy Show", Channel 9 2007, and Seachange (Series 3) ABC TV . They also feature in Ruth Cullen's documentary on artist Vali Myers, Painted Lady. (see Films) Vardos have toured internationally to New Zealand, Noumea in New Caledonia, Geneva in Switzerland and around Hungary, have showcased in the United States, and had successful shows at the Famous Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh Fringe and the Nokia /Orange Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2003. Vardos were nominated for the 2003 BBC Radio3 World Music Awards (Audience Award) and returned to Edinburgh in 2004 where they received a 4 star review!
"Violinist Alana Hunt is the live wire in chief, encouraging the audience to clap along - but in and at the right time please - by appearing menacingly at their tables, and regaling them with unlikely tales of drunken clocks, broken curfews and short-sighted shepherds" (Rob Adams, Edinburgh 2004)
Sofia Chapman trained as a classical pianist until discovering and running away with the piano accordion in 1993. It has been said that she "could play Shakespeare's complete works with her eyebrows" (Herald, Edinburgh 2004).
Indra Buraczewska, since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in classical violin has played in numerous bands in an amazing array of guises. She's been a saxophonoist in soul/blues bands, a fiddle player in Irish bands, an upright jazz bass player and has toured internationally.
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