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Balkanista

from£2,460

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

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Balkanista is an ideal band for all your parties, celebrations, weddings and other functions.

The band successfully fuses Balkan, Gypsy and Eastern European music with fiery, high energy, virtuosic performances.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ service provided by the band (worth £150)

The band has more than 10 years of experience in which it has played numerous gigs around the UK and worldwide.

The main lineup consists of violin, accordions, guitar, bass and drums/percussion.

They had everyone jumping with joy. A must see! Cerys Matthews

The band have performed all over the world including the prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury, Hammersmith Apollo, Southbank Centre and the Sydney Opera House. They performed at BBC, Channel 4, Radio 6, RTV Espanola etc.

The band shared the stage with legendary artists including Goran Bregovic and Emir Kusturica and No Smoking Orchestra.

Some of well known clients and supporters of the band include Cerys Matthews, Nigel Kennedy, Stephen Warbeck.

Performance info

Line-up Accordion; violin; guitar; bass; percussion/drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minutes

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add musician/s
Add £615 per musician
For a fuller sound and a wider repertoire, add an extra accordion or female vocalist
Acoustic background music
Add £1475
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic duo, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Traditional

Caje Sukarije
Czardas
Ederlezi (Djurdjevdan)
Medley 1: (Ciganka Sam Mala; Moja Mala Nema Mane)
Ne Kuni Me Majko
Niska Banja
Svilen Konac

Serbian Kolos (dancing)

Gypsy Staccato
Mitraljez Kolo
Polomka/Mozaik
Rumenka/Ramino Kolo
Traktorsko Kolo

Rumbas (dancing)

Boban’s Rumba
Djurdjevdanka
Kustino Oro
Moonlight (Mesecina - Goran Bregovic)
Niski Sa Sa

Macedonian

Bojanina Igra
Deskovo Oro
Medley 2: Zajdi Zajdi/Ajde Jano/Jovano
Soborsko Oro
Tetovsko Oro
Zlestosko Oro

Romanian

Geamparale De La Babadag
Hangul
Hora Bucuresti
Hora Martisorolui
Medley: Ide Momce/I Was Angry Since I Was Little
Rumunska Igra
Skylark

With A Singer

Ciganka Sam Mala
Jutros Mi Je Ruza Procvetala
Makedonsko Devojce
Opa Cupa
Sta Ce Mi Zivot Bez Tebe Dragi
Zapevala Sojka Ptica

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“I've often played tracks from Balkanista on my BBC 6 music radio show. But I still wasn't prepared for the energy and brilliance of their live show-if you see any gigs coming up I'd be sure to hot foot your way to the front row-these guys will never let you down- the effect they had on the great mix of Ladbroke Grove locals was a treat to see- they had everyone jumping with joy. A must see!”

Cerys Matthews


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