Das Ist Lustig Band
Das Ist LustigLLCThe name translates to "That's Fun" and this German Band from Houston, Texas delivers. They perform traditional German and Alpine music with a fresh energetic attitude. They've been described as "Spitze" by the locals in Oberammergau, Germany. They even incorporate a little Dutch, Czech, Classic country and American variety into the music mix. They're available as a duo, trio with drums or four piece with drums and tuba or another horn.
Dance band or show band, Das Ist Lustig promises a good time for all. Polkas, waltzes, and two steps are played on accordion, autoharp and traditional Alpine instruments like tuned cowbells, Bavarian xylophone, Alphorn and singing saw. The band can be very interactive and often invites guests to play the tuned cowbells or other hand held instruments. With yodeling, singing along, folk dancing, and a little organized chaos, Das Ist Lustig can transform any place into a boisterous musical playground for young and young at heart alike!.
German style party games, unique team building exercises, and folk dancers are also available by request.
For a complete bio and list of past performances, click here.
To see the three or four piece dance and show band in action, watch for them on the Mollie B Polka Party. To see Das Ist Lustig (the duo) in action, check out their youtube links, or come see them at Rudi Lechner's Restaurant in Houston, Texas, or King's Biergarten in Pearland, Texas. Call ahead to confirm schedule, or check their calendar for the most up to date information.
For price and availability, call or e-mail: (area code 713) 598-8317 or valinapolka(at)yahoo.com
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Mary Grace at the University of Texas ITC (Institute of Texan Cultures') Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio wrote a letter of recommendation for the duo.