Balkan beats, Klezmer stylings, and seriously good times define the music of Oakland-based band Hernandez Hideaway. Bottoms up: bass (Dan Harrison), accordion (Tim Phillips), trombone (Sam Hernandez), saxophone (Claire Phillips), violin (Nao Nakazawa) and voice (Lucie Duffort), Hernandez Hideaway has been playing the Bay and beyond since 2009. Band members hail from California, England, and Japan, but come together over a love for that sweet spot where traditional meets modern.

“What unabashed talent!” — Skyler Fell, Accordion Apocalypse

“…shows of Hernandez’s growling trombone…” “…Duffort’s vocals are soulful and sensuous…”

— J Weekly review of Klezmerotica Sweethearts  Read the full article here on jweekly.com.

“You sound like flying hippopotamuses in the sky!” — Berkeley Farmers Market

“…giddiness on stage and thrift shop-chic costuming.” —  Andy Muchin