The Barons of Tang

The Barons of Tang

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

Pioneers of alternative gypsy music, the Barons of Tang lash Eastern European folk and Tango with hard hitting guitar riffs, double kick blast beats and massive horn arrangements. The Barons have toured relentlessly around the world playing with the likes of Gogol Bordello and the Pogues.


Buckle Up Kids!!! The Barons of Tang are coming!

Gracing stages all over the world, this rag-tag bunch of misfits are slowly building an empire out of gaffa tape and bitumen. Mixing Klezmer and Balkan feels with punk, bent folk music and whatever’s lying around the kitchen, these feisty troubadours are making waves!

2012 has kept the seven-piece busy. Hot on the heels of their international "Post-World Music" Tour, which saw The Barons of Tang play over 40 shows, high tailing it across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, New Zealand and the UK, as well as playing a stack of shows back home in Australia.

The Post-World Music Tour included performances at Tropical Heatwave Festival (USA), Summer Arts and Music Festival (USA), Festival Du Folk Sale (CAN), Widows Peak Festival (USA), Mad Summer Meltdown (USA), Ann Arbour Summer Music Festival (USA), Sziget Festival (HUN), Roskilde Festival (DK), Colours of Ostrava Festival (CZ), Secret Garden Party (UK), BT River of Music Festival as Part of the Olympic celebrations (UK), Sfinks Festival (BEL) and WOMAD UK.

Through out Australia the Barons had feature performances at WOMADelaide (SA), Wide Open Spaces (NT) and shared the stage with infamous Irish folk-punk icons The Pogues on their Australian Tour. The Barons of Tang now hit the Australian Summer festival circuit while also starting production on their debut album.

Since their inception in 2007, the Barons have constantly strived to innovate their sound, with an arsenal of instruments such as bass clarinet, accordion, banjo and double bass, the band is redefining the limits of both “punk” and “world” music. They have toured relentlessly, stepping onto stages at Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), SPLORE Festival (NZ), Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival (AUS), The Falls (AUS), WOMAD NZ and a whole bunch more! They have played alongside international artists such as Gogol Bordello, Fanfare Ciocarlia - Gypsy Kings and Queens and Besh O Drom.

The Barons of Tang are slated to release their third CD and debut Album in 2013. The bands 2nd EP, Knots and Tangles, is distributed by The Planet Company.

Prepare to dance!

The Barons of Tang are a dynamic and creative collective and a well organised machine. Their live show is adaptable to any performance environment and the group is amicable to creative collaborations with other artists and performers.


Self Titled EP 2008

Live DVD 2008

"Knots and Tangles" EP to be released in October 2010
Avialble through the Planet Company and itunes

Set List

Blood Wedding
Red Stained Star
Gypsy Throttle
Swarm of Flies
Even if you're missing fingers you can make a fist
The Black Flamingo
Villain (stage left)
The Duchess
Tango for Billy
Saint Vitus' Dance
The OF of OF
The Dogs of Rotterdam
Sets range from 1/2 hour to 1 1/2 hours