Zaránd Schuller (accordion, tambura, vocals and hurdy-gurdy)
Coming from a long line of non-conformists, Zaránd Schuller is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and a multi instrumentalist who has been represented in international broadcast media ( MTV1, ZDF1, Duna TV) and press ( Mlada Fronta Dnes, Délmagyarország, Maidenhead Advertiser). He began his musical career as a baby, hitting saucepans with wooden spoons, then went on to playing a frying pan strung with rubber bands, eventually ending up with the hurdy-gurdy. His favourite colour is orange, and he loves anchovies.
Conjuring up images of a smoky worker's bar in Paris, a wild night-time gathering around a gypsy campfire, a drunken hungarian wedding party in the small hours and a greek taverna on a hot summer's evening, La Mort Subite takes its name from the eponymous café in Brussels. Featuring guitars, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, double bass, percussion, tambura, and even a hurdy-gurdy, there is nothing quite like a concert by this amazing five-piece band!
The band La Mort Subite was formed during a continental jaunt in October 2008 by Zaránd Schuller, Dan Taylor and Nikos Pyromalis whilst sitting in the Brussels brasserie named A la Mort Subite. Upon their return to the United Kingdom they enlisted the services of Edd Keene as percussionist, and they began to practice in earnest. Infact, their very first rehearsal led to an invitation by Jack Hepplewhite of Mr Blind Pig fame to play a gig in the Oakford Social Club. Since that day they have become residents at the Global Cafe and played many gigs in Reading, London, Bristol and Bath. They also have played many private parties including several for Café Cairo. In March 2010 Edd's brother Ben Keene joined the band.