About us


The Baghdaddies are:

liverpool_lantern-13Nigel kirkpatrick     Trumpet, Vocals and Melodica

Paul Susans             Bass guitar , Vocals, Sousaphone

Nik Alevroyiannis     Drums, Vocals, Marching Drum

Paul Ruddick            Saxophone,  Vocals and Flute

Ziad Jabero             Guitar, Vocals and Trombone

Touring the world for 14 years, the Baghdaddies’ music is world music with  strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie [native Newcastle] touches, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing 5 part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that you can’t keep still to. Songs to listen to and party!

‘The band have a particular flair for the Balkans and capture its frenetic energy and flamboyance wonderfully. There is also a fair share of klezmer, jazz, ska and punk – an anarchic fusion where Ivo Papasov meets The Clash meets The Beat’ [songlines magazine]

hear our music by following the link below

The Baghdaddies perform at festivals and venues all over the world, they also perform street shows and can also change their instrumentation to roam and process in a Roma Brass band style with marching drum, sousaphone, trombone, sax and trumpet. The Baghdaddies are also happy to take private bookings and are the perfect wedding band! you can contact the Baghdaddies directly here

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