The Bengsons

The Bengsons

Kate Kilbane, Dgiin

Wed, February 29, 2012

8:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Bengsons
The Bengsons
"Not only a tremendous musical talent, but also a raw honesty and sincere
The New York Times

“Beautiful and artful.”

"Inspired... worthy of Bob Fosse's Cabaret work, as funny as it is horrifying."
EDGE Entertainment

“There's no show quite like it... on any stage anywhere. There’s just no easy way to describe the experience... It’s odd and raw, by turns challenging and accessible, touching and frothy. It’s a little bit of everything, and it’s also unlike anything you’ve seen and heard before.” CRITICS PICK

“Friendly, fresh-faced and downright enchanting... audiences are bound to sit up and
take notice.”
Addison Independent (Middlebury, VT)

“A rare and compelling talent.”
Rachel Chanoff, Artistic Director of Celebrate Brooklyn and MASS MoCA

“Tremendous vocals and a range of stunning and diverse musical stylings... Would bring
tears to even Charles Manson's eyes.”
Brandon Lucy Campos, My Feet Only Walk Forward

The Bengsons are the best in vaudevillian indie folk and rising stars in the NYC experimental music and theater community. They have performed their original shows, performances pieces and original musicals, Ain't That Good News and The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels, across the country and around the world.

They have appeared to acclaim at such venues as Culture Project’s Women Center Stage (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), terraNOVA Collective’s soloNOVA Arts Festival at The Daryl Roth Theater (NYC), La MaMa E.T.C. (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), BRIClab (Brooklyn, NY), The Flynn (Burlington, VT), Town Hall Theater (Middlebury, VT), The Thacher School (Ojai, CA), the Tijuana Christian Orphanage (Tijuana, Mexico) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa).

The Bengsons are also activists and teachers, who have taught students in NYC's public schools and Cambodian immigrants in Massachusetts, as well as internationally, including at the Market Theater Lab of Johannesburg, ZA, the Tijuana Christian Orphanage of Tijuana, Mexico, and ASAPROSA, in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

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Kate Kilbane
Kate Kilbane
Songwriter, bassist and singer Kate Kilbane recently brought her unique, soulful story-songs to san francisco from new york city. her most recent work, the medea cycle, tells the story of the greek heroine medea, who killed her children to avenge her lover's infidelity. her band features tight harmonies, soaring piano, and infectious grooves.
Gabe: Vocals and guitar Mimi: Vocals Magali: Violin Le Dieph: Bass Ricky: Congas, Bongos, Latin Percussions and Drums James: Drums Dgiin has gone through many phases since their begining in 2001 when brother/sister duo Gabe and Mimi started the band. We've been lucky enough to have played with some very talented musicians over the years. Recently Vocalist Mimi and Percussionist/Drummer Ricky have teamed back up with the band after spending sometime away on the Eastcoast. Dgiin now continues with a stronger rhythm section, and tighter harmonies. Recently we have added new memebers Magali Sanscartier, a wild quebecios ripping up the violin and James Foster from the legendary northbay group Free Peoples filling in on drums.

Dgiin is known around Sonoma County as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. The band originated 8 years ago in Santa Rosa and can be described as French-Gypsy-Funk with a twist. The Flamenco-Django-esque band puts on one memorable show accessible to all types of tastes and ages. Their energetic performances draw a lively crowd that can dance all night.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107