Super Rats take you on a hijacked taxi ride of classic tunes from the backstreets of Bucharest. At the heart of the band is the 145-stringed cimbalom, best imagined as the offspring of a honkytonk piano and a xylophone. Blistering accordion, plaintive violin, and thumping double bass complete this award-winning group.

From diverse and colourful strands – Ottoman court music, raw Balkan peasant folk, the legendary inventiveness of Roma (gypsy) musicians, a handful of tango and jazz – Super Rats weave a magic carpet to whisk you away to other times and places.

Band leader Tim Meyen studied with master traditional musicians in Romania for over a decade before assembling a hand-picked crew of rolled-gold Australian musicians to form Super Rats. Together they careen through rich tradition with panache and dedication, sure to please curious ears.

Check out Super Rats at Floriade!


Event Info

When:

  • Monday 3 October, 11am – 1pm. Tulip Stage
  • Thursday 6 October, 1pm – 3pm. Stage 88
  • Friday 7 October, 1pm – 3pm. Stage 88

Where: Floriade, Tulip Stage, Commonwealth Park
Tickets: Free

Commonwealth Park