Max Raabe & Palast Orchester is a musical ensemble based in Berlin. Fascinated with the music and style of the past, leader and vocalist Max Raabe created the orchestra in 1985 with his fellow students of music at the Berlin University of Fine Arts. Together they use original dance band arrangements from the 1920s and 1930s, bringing back what Raabe calls the golden period of dance music. Dressed in vintage fine dining attire, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester evoke the glamour of German cabaret with timeless melodies and humor. The orchestra, made up of 13 men and a single female violinist, invokes sensational nostalgia with smooth talent and a recaptured wit from decades passed.