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(Photo above: Yula Be’eri piloting the Ship of Fools, by Alyssa Tanchachaa.)
Welcome to the Yulix and The Extended Family website! We are the founders of ro-punk music and culture. Find our music and arts community at www.TheHiveNYC.com. Follow our posts and RSVP to our shows on Facebook. Come see our shows marked on this Calendar. Buy our cool merch in our Store. And contact us for bookings, events, interviews, compliments, and questions Here.
The Extended Family is an ever-morphing, ever-growing poetic tribe. Our music has roots in punk, rock, cabaret, brass band, soul, and many other influences. Our sound has been compared to Siouxie & The Banshees crossed with PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, and Tom Waits. Come see us and judge for yourself. [Continued below]
Yula Be’eri rocking the room with Nanuchka in the old days (Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev).
The Extended Family (formerly Nanuchka) is led by Yula Be’eri (lead vox, guitar, bass, piano, everything, formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society, Star Fucking Hipsters). The Extended Family includes Shahar Mintz, Steffano Baldasseroni (drums) Isaac Gardner (drums, theater), Sarah Zar (musical saw, art direction, web design), Kevin Taylor (accordion, trombone),Carter Yasutake of Midnight Magic and BCNC (Trumpet) Stefan Zenuik of Gato Loco (Sax, Clarinet)Kate Campbell (trumpet, keyboard, glockenspiel, filmmaking), Rob Ussin (trombone, gardening), and Daniel J Gerstle (bass, guitar, keyboard, photos, literature). [Continued below]
Kevin Taylor, Mike Cuttita, and Sarah Zar, backstage at Rockwood Stage 2, New York (Photo: Daniel J Gerstle).
At our concerts, we enjoy cameos by Roy Gurel (Electro Morocco, Nanuchka), Stefan Zeniuk (Gato Loco Coconino, New York Howl), Taylor Galassi (This Way to the Egress), Sarah Small (photography, Black Sea Hotel), Peter Hess (World Inferno), Scotty (Dolchnakov Brigade), Jason Yellen, and many more.
The Extended Family is based in the Brooklyn arts and music community, The Hive NYC. We enjoy the wisdom of Kriss Marchena (literature, management), Brian Baxter, (storytelling, producing, camera), Anton Antonovich (beekeeping), and so many great others.
Kevin Taylor (Photo: Dana Rogers).
Sarah Zar (Photo: Leif Zurmuhlen).
Isaac Gardner (left), with Yula Be’eri and Kevin Taylor (Photo: Alyssa Tanchachaa).
Kate Campbell (Photo: Daniel J Gerstle).
Rob Meyer (Photo: Daniel J Gerstle).
Daniel J Gerstle (Photo: Doug Glass).
Yula at Rockwood in New York (Photo: Dina Regine).