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- Once Upon a Frame - parking lot pop-up hour Solana Beach, CA +
Once Upon a Frame132 East Cliff St8587644274
Solana Beach, CA 92075
An impromptu parking lot pop-up hour of eclectic original music!
- Coya Peruvian Secret - An Intimate Evening with Yael & Vlady Del Mar, CA, United States +
Coya Peruvian Secret (formerly Cafe Secret)1140 Camino Del Mar(858) 792-0821
Del Mar, CA 92014
Enjoy an intimate, beautiful restaurant setting with music performed by Yael & Vlady.
- Rosewood Kitchen Oceanside, CA, United States +
Rosewood Kitchen608 Mission Ave7602315886
Oceanside, CA 92054
Gypsy, jazz, torch songs, blues, swing, African rhythms, reggae and more!
- Sunset Market Oceanside Oceanside, CA, US +
Oceanside Sunset MarketCorner of Civic Center Drive and N Tremont Street(760) 754-4512
Oceanside, CA 92054
Join us on the second Thursday of every month!
San Diego Troubador Review
By Ted Burke, December 2017
Yael Gmach and Vlady Yarovinsky, a North County duo performing and recording under the rubric Big Boss Bubeleh, are a flavor quite apart from what one would expect from local original music. Avoiding the obvious choices of styles, flavors, and stances that local original artists might assume, these two dig into the roots music they obviously love, an intoxicating alchemy of Gypsy jazz, torch songs, blues and swing, as well as calypso and assorted Latin references. And, to be sure, the grainy textures of American music one recollects from the Ozark Mountains to the Mississippi River.
Their new release, A Droite! (a French phrase, “on the right; to the right”), brings this myriad of influences to fruitful perfection, a selection of 14 original songs that, through uncluttered instrumentation and a natural feel for the varied grooves and uncommon weave of genres, makes it easy to willingly suspend disbelief and imagine, for a while, being in an Bohemian cafe on a side street of an East European capital, getting lost in the tales and bitter sweet melodies.
Especially effective is Yael Gmach’s wonderfully adaptable vocals, at once making one think of a Dietrich-like chanteuse from the film Blue Angel, a playful, bubbling style with eccentric elongation of syllables and vocal emphasis where you don’t expect them. Her voice is a low, seductive rumble, a hook that brings you for a full measure of Old-World emersion, particularly on the song “Recalling,” an ironic recollection lessons learned in an enticing minor key, wonderfully supported by Vlady’s precise guitar work and the lyric, ironic musical elaboration by guest violinist Marguerite-Marie Sort.
“Coffee” continues the sweet otherness of this duo’s marvelous world view, a more traditionally folkie number with Yael—in another gloriously alluring accent—lists the tribulations and work ways of doing what one must do on a daily basis only to come to the reward for one’s efforts: a cup of coffee and the caffeine therein. The epiphany of this odd lyric is that a cup of coffee, for all the energy and nervousness it might jolt the nervous system with, is merely coffee, a drink over which the life’s lessons, if any, can be pondered. Again, Sort’s violin commentary over Yael’s wide-eyed vocals lures you even deeper, closer into this unique world.
Relateably exotic, honestly off-beat, funny, and ingratiatingly wise in ways that suggests a intimate sharing among friends, Big Boss Bubeleh’s A Droite! has an effortless and persuasive eclecticism that makes this one of the most delightful entertainments I’ve encountered for a good while.