Those Klezmer Rebs don’t seem to come ‘round much anymore, so catch them when you can! 15 years on, the Rebs may have slowed down but come see our latest incarnation and we’ll still deliver those tuchas-shaking freylechs, those sad and lonely ‘old country’ ballads and ever popular Rebs concert favourites.

And yes, the old dog still has some new tricks, so come and hear a new Roma anthem and a swinging modern klezmer tune channelling the Manhattan Transfer.

Just three gigs this summer (so far), so don’t miss us:

1)    Klezmer Rebs concert at Acoustic Routes Thursday 23 November 7.30 pm

The Klezmer Rebs come out of winter hibernation with a bear of a concert for the Wellington good folk folkies at Acoustic Routes. In Roseneath, Wellington, on Thursday nite 23 November, the Rebs are back live with a 5 person line-up, with Emma Wollan on accordion and vocals joining Rose piano vocals, David mando/guitar vocals, Rob the bassman and Amanda down from Gisborne on multiple instruments including trombone, helicon and drums.

Following a short set at 7.30 by Liz Merton and Tim Barrie the  Rebs will play two sets, featuring music from their latest release Always a Pleasure. Some new tunes will get their first airing, plus old favourites from the Rebs repertoire.

Details: 7.30 – 10pm Thursday nite, 23 November at Roseneath Hall 13 Maida Vale Road, Roseneath. $20 at the door and $15 for members.

2)    Klezmer Rebs at the Auckland Folk Festival 26 – 28 January 2018

Heads up to klezmer fans in Auckland who can see the Rebs at the Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu on Auckland Anniversary weekend.  Details of the Festival programme available soon at or

3)    The Rebs at Newtown Festival 4 March 2018

Plus just confirmed the Rebs will play for a 7th! time at the Newtown Festival on Sunday 4 March. Programme available later this year at

Zay gezunt (be in good health in Yiddish)

David Weinstein
Klezmer Rebs ethnic music band