"Mosquito Cabaret's name alone evokes an appropriately wild and dreamlike image that sums up their sound and performances: a buzzing, barefooted hodgepodge of gyspy jazz and theatrical punk. Not to be missed!"
- Sarah Serrano, O'Connor Brewing Co.
"...from gypsy-jazz, Polish polka, Irish-themed punk, and folk into one spectacular, blissful swinging bar party"
- Jeff Maisey, Veer Magazine
"...of immense delight in which to lose any sense of self-consciousness and just dance because there is no other option"
Mosquito Cabaret is a folk & world-music sextet hailing from the waters of Norfolk, Virginia. Influenced by groups such as Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits, Golem, Beirut, & Shantel-- the group set out to make music that knows no borders!
Forming in the summer of 2017 with a melting pot of sonic qualities; Mosquito Cabaret consists of equal parts folk, punk, klezmer, humppa, rembetika, and so much more!
Performing all over Hampton Roads from norFOLK Fest at O'Connors Brewery & the Norva in Norfolk to invading the shores of Virginia Beach at Elevation27; Mosquito Cabaret has shared the stage with local groups: Hot Gumbo Brass Band, Tornado Bait, Rudeboy Riddim, & more + national acts such as the Atom Age, Maid of Ace, Agents of Good Roots, the Toasters, Bella's Bartok, and the legendary surf-punks Agent Orange!
On October 11th, 2017 the group released their official debut single, "River King" to the world-- the group has appearanced on radio locally on WHRO's, "Out Of the Box" program with Paul Shugrue & "The Local 757" show on 96X + nationally on WPKN in Bridgeport, Connecticut with Cliff Furnald and KALX 90.7 FM in Berkley, California-- and even appeared internationally on the Rootsworld.org/TaintRadio.org program that broadcasts on, “The New Haven Independent” on WNHH-LP 103.5 FM in New Haven, Connecticut as well as RadioFolk.dk in Copenhagen, Denmark + Rcfm.es in Mérida, Spain, WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, Connecticut, & Radio Pacoul in France.
Mosquito Cabaret has also been featured in many podcasts from all over, including: FolkCast, Idiosyncratic Transmissions, & FreakOuternational.
Never skipping a beat, the swarm is growing as Mosquito Cabaret continues to play more and more shows and most recently have just released their debut album, "The Modern Life Of Insects" via Dead Run Records & Sick Zip Records!!!!
"...always worth pausing to appreciate a timeless and lament filled piece of folk music"