Friday, February 24, 2012

Sex Appeal + 24 combined years of conservatory training = Genghis Barbie

It's hard to know where to begin when discussing Genghis Barbie....the first time I came across their website I didn't think the group was real.  Upon digging a little deeper I came to realize it's no joke but four extremely talented musicians that have used their good looks and creative talent to create a seemingly new take on the horn quartet.  Upon reading their bio it's clear they have a sense of humor about their musical mission which seems to focus around pop music from the 1970's to current.  With names like Attila the horn and Velvet barbie it's hard to take the group too seriously.....until you hear them play.  The four members have all been conservatory trained and hold positions with groups such as the American Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestra Institute and many others.  I found their arrangement of Sisqo's "Thong Song" to encompass what the group is all about , enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Woot Genghis Barbie! Their arrangements are fun. This is pretty much the only group I have seen with horn players trying to play pop music. All of the fun brass bands don't have horns! I don't know if horn players just really are not fun or what but I would like to be in a brass ensemble some day. :)