Yoshe grew up on the border of Macedonia and Bulgaria as the only son of travelling musicians.

At a young age he made his mark as a street musician, first accompanying his parents on  tin flute, then guitar. The family played at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and to accompany traditional dances in the villages they passed through.

At 16 years old he inherited his grandfather’s clarinet and has played ever since in klezmer bands all over Eastern Europe.

Offstage he loves making bread from, “scratch”, and has a penchant for Kugelhupf, a buttery cake from Alsace. He’s thin and so needs feeding up. Bring cakes.