Yula and The eXtended Family

Yula and The eXtended Family

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A chick holdin' a bass switching to Piano accompanied by brilliant multi instrumentalists, creating a goulash of music that is undefined and irresistible!

Biography

Yula and the eXtended Family - Bio

The eXtended Family is an all embracing, breathing, ever-morphing poetic tribe. They began in Brooklyn, New York, with their heart, soul and song: Yula Beeri. Yula hails from Tel Aviv, Israel, where she learned the ways of the bass, voice, and piano. She brought those talents to New York in the late 90s to begin her music career. Yula has played with many wonderful bands: World Inferno/Frienship Society, Star Fucking Hipsters, Nanuchka, just to name a few. Over the years she's been growing a garden of original songs; these songs are now part of the Family.

With her desire to play a wide assortment of musical styles, and a need for reaching different audiences, Yula started slowly gathering different musicians, mixing and matching to find the right amalgamation. In January 2009 she began playing with Isaac Gardner, former Blue Man and Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice. They worked through a few songs, developing the drive and rhythm of each section of music; it was love at first listen. They worked together more and more, Isaac on drumset, Yula on piano and bass.

Yula put together her own solo show and performed it with a full band in February 2009. She found a uniuqe chemistry with one of the musicians: Mr. Taylor Galassi (of This Way to the Egress). Taylor adds cello and accordion to the mix. They played a few shows, and began to draw more and more attention from audience and press alike.

The latest addition to the band is Stefan Zeniuk (of The New York Howl, Tin Pan and Gato Loco). Stefan was born and raised in Manhattan, New York; he's a brilliant musician, composer and performer. He brings with him two huge cases of joy: a tenor sax and a concert sax; and a smaller case: his clarinet. He is the salt and pepper to their garden of songs; it's a perfect match.

Over the months they've had friends join them to perform their own songs as guest performers; the family loves to highlight talent and to give stage to a variety of styles and arts. Together they create music which swirls soul, punk, and experimental vibes. Each member brings their own quirkiness and skills to the table, be it the cabaret/swing style of Taylor’s cello and accordion, or the raw rock and roll coated over with energy of Stefan on clarinet or sax.

And now pulling up to present day, we'd like to introduce the Family: Yula Beeri, Isaac Gardner, Taylor Galassi, and Stefan Zeniuk. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the music!

Discography

2009 Album self Release-Victor
Yula has put out numerous records with her previous bands,(2009-"Untill were Dead- SFH,
2008-"Major General " of Franze Nicolay
2006-"A carefully Planned Accident" - NaNuchKa
and many more with World Inferno)

Set List

All Original Music.
set is bet 30 -90 min depending on venue and demand. for SXSW, 45 min'
12 songs-
Magicals, Thumb Cinema, Kai, How I Fell In Love With the Devil, Gypsy Shoe, Oh Yeah Says Who, Back Off America,96 Yulix Mobile to Success, Red Light Children, Good Night Peter Lorrie, Red, Wind Up Key