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Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra play Paolo Gas

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The last time they played in Barga, in an article published then we wrote:  “Finally some Italian music in the piazza … sung by Italians, using the Italian language and singing about Italian things. Enough of the fake American music …. now it’s time for the Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra”

A fine concert at Paolo Gas’s Bar this evening from the Lucca based band. Well done Manolo Strimpelli and the band and also a pat on the back for Paolo Gas and family who organised the whole thing.

This evening they were back, bigger, brasher, louder and more entertaining than ever before and the perfect ending to the holiday season in Barga over Christmas, New Year and Befana . Did anybody count just how many musicians were in the orchestra ? So how did they all manage to cram into Paolo Gas Bar, which by any standards is a little on the small side ? Maybe it was something to do with them practising first by cramming in to the tiny Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra caravan which was parked outside the bar before the gig.

There were so many insde the caravan  that at one point the metal supporting legs starting to bend and give way and the caravan started to lean at an alarming angle – none of which seemed to bother Manolo or his crew in the slightest.

Versatile, poliedrico, dirompente, affascinante, comico, idilliaco, sexsimbol, trasformista, romantico, surrealista, dinamico, dirompente….questo è molto ancora è Manolo Strimpelli. Tutto in divenire, ogni spettacolo è una nuova occasione per sfoderare nuovi colpi di scena. Cambi di costume e pioggia di coriandoli, balletti bulgari col pubblico, serenate a signore attempate ed energia da vendere senza ausilio di Viagra e Bamba. Manolo è un soffione boracifero di Larderello con tanto di soffio, bora e larderello in bella vista. Le sue kermesse sono colpi di pennello a carezzare la tela della notte. Manolo Strimpelli parla al cuore del pubblico, al silenzio della luna come un poeta felice. Un talento celato nel profondo della sua pancia e mirato a penetrare il prossimo. Una vita per lo spettacolo e per la vita, fanno di questo artista dai mille incantesimi una medicina onirica e risolutiva, un placebo di stazza come le aspirine americane. E come ama dire lui stesso: “Mi casa tu casa, mi core tu core, mi Dacia tu Dacia….e viva l’ammorre!!” – source

MANOLO STRIMPELLI
voce, trombone, theremin e gioia
ELEONORA LA BELLA
fisarmonica, voce e tamburelli
PETROLIO NANNIZZI
piano, organetto, voce e poesie
LOCOMOTIV BATISTI
basso, voce, pacco e telecronache
DOC LUTI
violino, fisarmonica, sega e baci
CECCO BAZAR
batteria, tromba e giocoleria
ECTOR JOSE’ CARAMBA
percussioni, tromba e campanelle
GEI GEI CARDELLINO
tromba, mandolino, tamburi

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Who the heck are these guys??? !! Where did they come from? They seem to be the bomb, wish I was there. I did not go in to Paolo Gas last time, did not feel that I was up to it. hmmmm. Maybe now I am ready?