Simon Mayor & the Mandolinquents live at New Greenham Arts. Featuring (as seated) Hilary James, Richard Collins, Simon Mayor & Gerald Garcia.
"Dead Sea Dances" was written by band leader Simon Mayor and first appeared on his 1991 recording "The Second Mandolin Album".
The Mandolinquents play everything from hot swing and ragtime instrumentals from the mandolin orchestras of the 1930s: Irving Berlin, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky to lively reels and beautiful traditional Irish airs to Chinese and Brazilian folk tunes. All this played with infectious fun, off-beat humour and stunning virtuosity on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass and classical guitar, with the occasional burst of song or fiddle.