Dan Edelstyn and the Orchestra of Cardboard
"Space age renaissance pop?"
Dan Edelstyn is a space-age renaissance man. He writes pop oddities reminiscent of Sparks, Beck and The Beta Band which he performs with The Orchestra of Cardboard, a backing band of life-size cardboard cut-out musicians. Dan and the Orchestra strut their stuff in front of backscreen video projections.
In addition to his music, Dan is directing his debut full length feature documentary film for More 4’s True Stories strand. The film is about the life of his Jewish grandmother Maroussia, who fled the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and ended her days as a Republican sympathiser in Belfast.
In addition to the music and the film-making Dan is importing a Ukrainian vodka, Zorokovich 1917, made in the distillery once owned by his great-grandfather Ilya until taken by the Bolsheviks in 1917.