Moishe's Bagel

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Moishe's Bagel
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Eastern Europe folk music, Balkan folk music, Klezmer
Years active 2003 - present
Labels Eachday Music
Members Greg uLawson
Phil Alexander
Pete Garnett
Mario Caribe
Guy Nicholson

Moishe's Bagel are a band formed in 2003, who play "jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music".[1] They are critically acclaimed and have toured all over Britain, America and other parts of the world.


  • Greg Lawson (Violin) - Studied at the Royal Northern College in Manchester. A freelance violinist he has played with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, McFall's Chamber, rock groups, and many others.
  • Phil Alexander (Piano) - Studied with John Tilbury at Goldsmiths College. He currently leads his own jazz tango trio and plays piano with Salsa Celtica, and his compositions have featured on London's South Bank and at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall.
  • Pete Garnett (Accordion) - After trying classical piano and not enjoying it, he took up the accordion. He taught himself by ear. He also plays music for theatre, puppet shows and silent films.
  • Mario Caribe (Double Bass)[2]- In 1986 he completed a BMus in Composition at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. In native São Paulo he arranged, recorded and produced 7 CDs with a condensed 9 piece jazz band called "Heartbreakers". He has also performed with many of the greatest singers in Brazilian music such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Nana Caymmi and Zizi Possi.
  • Guy Nicholson (percussion) - Guy studied tabla, daraouka and congas with some of the UK's finest Indian classical musicians. He has adapted his style to Scottish folk music, and is in much demand with guitarist Tony McManus.


Their debut CD, Don't Spare the Horses, was released in 2005. Its successor,Salt, was released in 2007, followed by "Uncle Roland's Flying Machine" in 2010[3]


  1. ^ Colin Randall (27 Apr 2007). "Pop CDs of the week". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mario Lima Caribé da Rocha". Archived from the original on July 3, 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Moishe's Bagel: Recordings". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 

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