Czech & Slovak Focus
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00:20 - 01:00 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Der Aa Theater

Autumnist

Rock, Jazz, Electronic from Slovakia

Vlado Durajka’s project offers a hypnotic mix of up-to-date electronica with genre overlapping. It’s a combination of ambient with hip-hop and breakbeat; of hi-tech methods with lo-fi pop or of bizarre film atmosphere with extra-terrestrial folklore. When performing live, AUTUMNIST is an impressive five piece that supplements electronic music with live rhythm section including bass and drums, guitarist and sax alternating with clarinet accompanied by video projection. The eponymous album The Autumnist won the 2009 Critics’ Choice Album of the Year Radio_Head Award.

Autumnist is currently looking for
Publishing (Germany, Europe)
Live Opportunities (Germany, Europe)
Booking (Germany, Europe)
PR (Germany, Europe)

Management & Booking
Martin Turzík
band@autumnist.com

https://autumnist.com
https://www.facebook.com/autumnist/
https://autumnist.bandcamp.com

 
 

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02:15 - 03:00 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Simplon (Main)

19:30 - 20:00 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Garage stage

B-Complex

Drum & Bass from Slovakia

B-Complex is a Slovak producer and DJ who became successful mainly thanks to her tracks released via Hospital Records. She has millions of song streams as well as countless live performances in Europe and beyond under her belt. Her Drum & Bass merges elements of liquid and heavier drum and bass components. B-Complex offers fresh and surprising techniques. It came as a surprise to many when she revealed she was transgender. In her music and activities, she supports tolerance and defends minorities. The last time she did so was in her song “Past Lessons for the Future” where she sampled words by an important Czech actor and man Jan Werich. The track became “The Single of year 2016” in the Radio_Head Awards poll. Apart from making amazing music, Matia also works as Pohoda Festival’s advisor for dance music.

B-Complex is currently looking for 
Live opportunities (US, Europe)
Collaborations within Burlesque, drag, fetish, stand up, and other "urban" art forms (Europe)

Management & Booking
Boris Daniel
forward@forwardbooking.sk

https://www.facebook.com/bcomplex
soundcloud.com/b-complex
@immatia (instagram)

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00:30 - 01:15 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Der AA-Kerk

Bohemian Cristal Instrument

Electronic, Ambient from Czech Republic

A futuristic ritual, an ambient musical transcendence in Digital Age. On an adventurous journey with Bohemian Cristal Instrument (an après Cristal Baschet), Lenka Morávková is processing its acoustic capacities and her ethereal voice to create unexpected soundscapes on the border of movie score and pulsing dance music.  Along with a full band and an immersive light show, Lenka Morávková and her Bohemian Cristal Instrument bring a new multi-sensorial concert experience, which immerses you into a world where futurism, ritual and tradition becomes one. Lenka Morávková's TED talk from 2016 is highly recommended and explains her relationship to glass and explains the magic behind the Bohemian Cristial Instrument.

Bohemiam Cristal Instrument is currently looking for
Booking (Europe, US)
Management (Europe, US)
Label 

Management & Booking
Alex Hardy
alex.art.prg@gmail.com

https://www.bohemiancristalinstrument.com
https://www.facebook.com/bohemiancristalinstrument/

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01:15 - 02:00 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Mutua Fides

Circus Brothers

Folk, Balkan brass from Czech Republic

Circus Brothers became a solid part of the Czech music festival scene very quickly. They are well known for their parties that are remembered for a long time. You could meet them on the street, in a club or a big festival but they smashed it every time. They play a hard to describe fast disco Balkan music in which they combine Balkan brass band, disco beats, cheap pop, dirty house, rough rap and pleasing folk. (musikbar.cz) 

Circus Brothers is currently looking for
Booking (Hungary, Germany, Austria, Polan, UK, US, Isreal, etc.)
Live opportunities (Hungary, Germany, Austria, Polan, UK, US, Isreal, etc.)

Management & Booking
Martin Brož
management@circusbrothers.cz

https://www.facebook.com/BandCircusBrothers/

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20:00 - 20:45 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Grand Theatre main

Floex & Tom Hodge

Electronic from Czech Republic

Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex. Clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic). His music is distinctive by unique exploration of electro-acoustic field and deep atmospheric mood of the tracks. Beside releasing albums Tomas is experimenting beyond the linear music scenarios creating unique multimedia installations or music for the games. 

Tom Hodge is a composer, pianist, and clarinetist from London. Through his various collaborations with artists including Max Cooper, Floex and Franz Kirmann, he pushes the boundaries of experimental contemporary classical, jazz and electronic crossover. 

Floex & Tom Hodge is currently looking for
live opportunities

Management & Booking
Maggie Samková
maggie@bumbumsatori.org

https://www.facebook.com/floex.official
https://www.facebook.com/tomhodgetom/

 
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23:00 - 23:45 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Huize Maas Front

Hellwana

Rap, Grime, Urban from Czech Republic

The singer, rapper and performer stands up for young women and positive body images. In 2017 she made a big statement with her first EP Sunbea, influenced by grime, R&B, neo-soul and trap, alongside artists like Jorja Smith and Skepta. Having spent her childhood in England, the language comes naturally, and in September 2018, Hellwana was voted the most promising progressive Czech act by an international jury for the music export project Czeching. Her debut LP is set for release in January 2019. (esns.nl)

Hellwana is currently looking for
Booking (UK, Germany)
PR

Management & Booking
Craig Smith
hellwanatherapper@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/hellwana/
https://soundcloud.com/hellwana

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23:00 - 23:45 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Simplon (Up)

19:30 - 20:00 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Garage

Isama Zing

Electronic, Experimental from Slovakia

The first Slovak representative confirmed for Eurosonic 2019 is Isama Zing (Jonatán Pastirčák). He won great acclaim with his music at the first edition of Sharpe Festival. His project got the best review from the foreign guests during the Listening Session. Producer, DJ and Mäss collective member was nominated by Radio_FM which has this option thanks to RTVS’s EBU (European Broadcasting Union) membership. His music reflects the diverse and interconnected genres of contemporary electronic music: it’s a collection of everyday motifs, organically dividing and then reconnecting into intelligent dance compositions. Using his own words, the project deconstructs subcultural dance styles, which penetrate the underground scenes of capitals defined by independent labels, cloud servers and contemporary art.

Isama Zing is currently looking for
Booking
Label

Management & Booking
Jonatán Pastirčák
isamazingmusic@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/isamazingmusic/
Isama Zing on Spotify
https://isamazing.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/isama-zing

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21:30 - 22:15 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Grand Theater Main

17:50 - 18:10 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Coffee Company

Katarina Malikova & Ensemble

World from Slovakia

Journalists named her album Pustvopol one of the most distinctive debuts on our scene in the past few years. She turned four nominations for Radio_Head Awards into three wins and became the most successful Slovak artist of the 9th edition of the Awards. Katarína offers a magic combination of folk, electronic and classical music. She already mesmerized listeners abroad too: she made it to TOP 10 in the World Music Charts Europe. Her album Pustvopol ranked a fantastic #23 in the annual charts comprising 800 albums, which is a Slovak record. It also became the most successful record among albums from Eastern European countries.

Katarína Máliková is currently looking for
Booking (Scandinavia, Asia)
Co-producer (Scandinavia) 

Management & Booking
Martina Kotlarikova
manager@katarinamalikova.com

https://www.facebook.com/musicofkatarinamalikova/
https://katarinamalikova.com/
Katarina Malikova on Spotify
https://soundcloud.com/katarinamalikova

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00:00 - 00.45 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - LOLA

Lazer Viking

Rock, Rock'n'Roll from Czech Republic

The fifth rider of the apocalypse, last true anti-hero, mythical beast and living legend – Lazer Viking is a one man army on a mission to turn every seedy club, forgotten dancehall of yesteryear or your mom’s garage into the Mecca of Rock’n’Roll. A prophet of electric guitar despotism, future hit canon apostle and mass murderer of trend who knows only one speed – Balls to the Fucking Wall. Lazer Viking is everything you ever wanted but never had the guts to ask for. Love him or hate him but be ready to face the harsh reality that you can no longer live without him.

Lazer Viking is currently looking for
Booking (Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands)
Publishing (Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands)

Management & Booking
Radek Motlík
radek@dsmacku.com

https://www.facebook.com/lzrvkng/
https://lazerviking.bandcamp.com/

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20:00 - 20:40 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Machinefabriek

Lenny

Rock, Pop from Czech Republic

Lenny is a Czech born, but London based singer, songwriter and pianist. Born and raised in a musical family, she has become a successful performer herself playing solo gigs as well as performing with her band. At the age of eleven she composed her first song. At just sixteen she started performing with her mother, a famous Czech singer, and accompanied her as a pianist and backing-vocalist on tours through Europe, Australia, Asia, America and Canada. In 2013 Lenny signed a contract with Universal Music and in June 2013 she released her debut EP „All My Love“ which has attracted critical acclaim, fans of all generations and nominations for various awards as well as winning her a Czech Grammy award.

Following this success she released her second EP ,,Fighter” and moved to London where she regularly performs alongside being a passionate music student.

LENNY is currently looking for
Live opportunities
PR 

Management & Booking
Michal Thomes
michal@ameba.cz
David Nguyen
dave@ameba.cz

https://www.facebook.com/lennymusicofficial/
http://lennymusic.net/

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22:15 - 23:00 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Vera

Manon Meurt

Shoegaze, Dream Pop from Czech Republic

Manon Meurt is Vojtěch Pejša (guitar, vocals), Kateřina Elznicová (vocals, guitar), Jiří Bendl (drums) and David Tichý (synths and piano). Sparkling songs formed by soft and transcendent vocals, hypnotic bass lines, evolving drums and reverbed guitars are a trademark of this young quartet from Czech Republic. Manon Meurt hail from a small town Rakovník west of Prague. Inspired by the British shoegaze movement of the early 90s and bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Ride or Slowdive have clearly helped shape the band’s sound. Though inspired, they sound original enough to stand out with their music. Moreover their live gigs and stage presence are so tight, you almost get a feeling they were born on stage. These quickly rising shoegaze stars have played alongside The Raveonettes, LSD and the Search for God and My Bloody Valentine. 

Manon Meurt is currently looking for
Booking (GSA, Benelux, France, UK, US)
Live opportunities 
Label (outside Czech Republic)

Management & Booking
Tatiana Lehocká
tana@realsomething.com

https://www.facebook.com/manonmeurt/
http://manonmeurt.com/

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22:15 - 23:00 Friday, January 18, 2019 - All Round Poolcentrum

17:50 - 18:20 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Garage

MÖBIUS

Sludge, Drone, Doom from Slovakia

Zilina-based band Möbius claim allegiance to the bands such as Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Sunn O))), Melvins or Earth. In the minimalistic lineup of guitar-drums, they play slow hc, sludge or stoner rock in pure instrumental form. The massive guitar riffs echo in the energetic slow blows of drums and both elements create a killer sound together.

Möbius is currently looking for 
Live opportunities

Management & Booking
Dušan Dobiaš
mobiusdoom@yahoo.com 

https://mobiusdoom.bandcamp.com/
http://instagram.com/mobiusdoom 

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00:00 - 00:40 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Barn

Mydy Rabycad

Electronic, Dance from Czech Republic

In just five years on music scene they acquired status as one of the most productive bands in Czech Republic. After British Glastonbury festival concert or successful American tour, Mydy Rabycad proved that the success of Czech musicians can more than acceed the borders of their birth country. All it takes is to have a clear vision, passion and believe in yourself. In the centre of new formation next to Nèro Scartch, sax player Mikulas and bass player Johny D stands charismatic singer Zofie Darbujanova. Thanks to her characteristic voice and charisma overall in combination with playful connection of electronics and swing music themes, they became the leading name of electroswing wave. (festivalinternational.org)

Mydy Rabycad is currently looking for
Booking (France, Latin America, Asia) 
Live opportunities

Management & Booking
Petr Blažek
info@420production.cz
Booking Benelux:
Jerome Williams
jerome@eathbeat.nl
Booking US/CA/UK:
Mel Puljić
mel@awesomecompany.net

https://www.facebook.com/MydyRabycad/
https://www.mydyrabycad.cz/

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20:40 - 21:20 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Heerenhuis

17:00 - 17:30 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Garage

NVMERI

Pop, Progressive Rock from Slovakia

NVMERI are one of the two names that, in the history of the Radio_Head Awards, received Critics’ Choice Award twice. They define themselves as a trio mixing gospel influences with groovy beats and rich arrangement in stark contrast to the filth and unpredictability of progressive rock bands of the 70s. Hudba.sk described their latest album I don’t think so as follows: The result is original sound no other Slovak band can pride on: world-class sound (another cliché, but in Nvmeri’s case, 100% accurate) with the distinctive old as well as contemporary Black music influence.” Apart from the local media, they are praised by those based in the Czech Republic such as Radio 1 or Fullmoon, but they have already caught the attention of the UK media such as The 405 or Clash, too.

NVMERI is currently looking for
Booking (Europe/US)
Live opportunities 
Publishing

 Management & Booking
Tatiana Lehocká
tana@realsomething.com 

nvmeri.com
facebook.com/nvmeri
NVMERI on Spotify

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23:20 - 00:00 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Heerenhuis

17:00 - 17:30 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Garage

Our Stories

Post-Rock from Slovakia

Band Our Stories is an instrumental blackgaze/math/post-rock trio from Šaľa. Their music comprises post-rock guitar melodies, prominent drums and playful indie rock bass links. Right from the start, it wasn’t Our Stories’ aim to find the common denominator but rather to seek differences in each band member’s music taste. They released an eponymous EP Our Stories in 2015. Then they played festivals such as Family Fest, AKM Culture Days or whoneedslyrics?!.

Our Stories is currently looking for
Live opportunities (central Europe, i.e. Poland, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia)
PR
Label (worldwide) 

Management & Booking
Zuzana Kernová
zuz@ourstoriesband.com

http://www.ourstoriesband.com
https://www.facebook.com/ourstoriesband/
https://ourstories.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ourstoriesband/
Our Stories on Spotify

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00:00 - 00:40 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Barn

Pipes And Pints

Punk Rock, Folk from Czech Republic

Pipes and Pints is a punk-rock band which was formed in 2006 by Vojta Kalina in Prague. At the same time, Vojta has started to play bagpipes which should become the base sound of the band music.

A year after the band released a demo and toured the Czech Republic and Central Europe. The band originally consisted of Vojta Kalina (bagpipes), Tomáš Novotný (guitar), Petr Bláha (drums). Kráťa (guitar) and Eddy Allen (bass guitar and vocals). The vision of the future for Pipes and Pints was not shared by all members so in the end of 2008 the drummer was replaced by Lukáš Vincour, a singer by Syco Mike and bass guitarist by Ondra Balvín.Pipes and Pints are devoting 2010 to what they love the most: live shows. With plans to support the album with as many gigs and tours as possible, Pipes and Pints are looking forward to making music "until they die".

Pipes and Pints is currently looking for
Booking (worldwide)
Publishing (worldwide)
PR (worldwide)

Management & Booking
Dominika Kruchňová
dominika@flyhighbooking.com
flyhighbooking.com

https://www.facebook.com/pipesandpints/ 
http://pipesandpints.com/

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01:00-01:30 Groote Griet @ De drie gezusters

Raptor Koch

freakpop / progpunk / rocknroll / psychedelic

Far away from safe waters, in the deep end of musical anarchy. Where others smooth the edges, he adds colour and takes you somewhere familiar and yet never known before.

Management
Andrea Bodnarova
adush.bodnar@gmail.com

Facebook
Bandcamp



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21:30 - 22:15 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Der Aa Theater

18:40 - 19:10 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Garage

The Ills

Post-Rock, Instrumental from Slovakia

A perfectly orchestrated combination of shoegaze, post-rock and math rock brought the Bratislava-based four piece The Ills critical acclaim outside of Slovakia. KEXP plays their music; they get mentioned by NPRClash or BBCIQ Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Gordon Masson, included them in the list of must-see bands. Vic Galloway of BBC Scotlandcompares them to the top-class post-rock bands such as Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai. They are one of the few Slovakian bands that already played at Eurosonic. Their performance also made an impression on festival’s director: “Very well composed and played. They have everything that is needed, power, emotion and style.”

The Ills is currently looking for
Booking (GSA, Benelux, France, UK, US)
Live opportunities (festivals preferred)
Publishing
Label (outside Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Management & Booking
Tatiana Lehocká
tana@realsomething.com 

https://soundcloud.com/the-ills
https://www.facebook.com/theills
https://twitter.com/theills
https://instagram.com/theillsmusic

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02:30-03:00 Groote Griet @ De drie gezusters

The Wilderness

HC/punk

The Wilderness are an absolute proof that punk in its best form is not dead. Guitarist and singer Denis Bango is a genius, a guitar destroyer, and a great curator from Slovakia.

Management
Denis Bango
denis.bango@zoznam.sk

Bandcamp
Bandzone
YouTube

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23:45 - 00:25 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Grand Theatre Up

18:40 - 19:10 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Garage

Thisnis

Free Improvisation from Slovakia

This Slovak-Hungarian group is inspired by the astrophysical concept of black hole theory. They tear down the concept of creating music. The band throws meta-genre element into the free improvisation music as each new song means new genre. Band front man is composer Miro Tóth, whose piece “The Quartet of Tentacles Reaching Out” was premiered by the world-famous Kronos Quartet at Pohoda. Miro with his sax and distinctive vocals is accompanied by drummer Áron Portoleki and accordion player Adam Móser.

Miro Tóth also collaborates with renowned Kronos Quartet, for whom he composed "The Quartet of Tentacles Reaching Out", at their request, when they performed at Pohoda Festival 2018. He is currently working on a second composition for them.

Thisnis is currently looking for
Labels (w/ focus on improvised music)
Live opportunities
Art connections

Management & Booking
Andrea Bodnárová
thisnis.band@gmail.com
+421 902 465 796

http://miro2toth.wixsite.com/home/thisnis
https://www.facebook.com/thisnis/
https://meteorismo.bandcamp.com/album/variationes-calvariae-locus

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21:35 - 22:15 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Doopsgezinde Kerk

Thom Artway

Pop, Singer-Songwriter from Czech Republic

Thom Artway is a modern singer-songwriter telling the story of a life with light and melancholic energy. Characterised by a strong voice, humble expression and wistful melodies he travels through folk, rock and pop music. He received two Andel 2016 awards (Czech version of Grammy) in categories the Best Singer and the Best New Artist for his debut CD called Hedgehog (2016, Warner).  He is also a winner of Czech fresh project which aim is to make ready a Czech artist for an international market in cooperation with United Talents Agency. His second album All I know will be released internationally in May 2019 including already released singles All I Know and Sleeping Next To You.  

Festivals: Alternative Great Escape 2018, Sziget 2018, Waves Vienna 2018, MaMA 2018, Budapest showcase hub 2018, Musikmesse Frankfurt 2018, Nouvelle Prague 2017, Rock for People 2017, Colours of Ostrava...

Thom Artway is currently looking for 
Live opportunities (worldwide)
PR (worldwide)
Publishing (worldwide)
Label (local licensing, worldwide)

Management
Přemysl Štěpánek
info@prstage.cz
Booking
Hanka Podhorská
production@indies.eu
Mark Bennett
agentmarkbennett@gmail.com
Malmin (Germany and Scandinavia)
jone.malmin@solarpenguin.de

https://www.facebook.com/thomartway/ 
https://www.thomartway.com/

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22:10 - 22:50 Thursday, January 17, 2019 - News Café

17:50 - 18:20 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Garage

Tittingur

Techno from Slovakia

Tittingur is Dominik Suchý and Matúš Mordavský: a high-tonnage duo based between Bratislava and Copenhagen and between techno and electronic music. They define their music as maximal techno representing an antipole to minimal with roots in noise rock. With dusted and, at times, piercing sound they are not far from the work of the likes of Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, The Body or Container. In April this year, they caught the attention of Louder Than War. The website points out how they bring the background to the fore in an avalanche of sound and how it explores the exhilarating rush of high decibel and dense rhythm. They released their latest album Beings in October. It represents even cruder, unpredictable and intense sound world.

Tittingur is currently looking for 
Live opportunities (Europe)

Management & Booking
Juraj Hoppan
j.hoppan@exitmusic.org

https://www.facebook.com/tittingur
https://www.instagram.com/tittingur/
https://soundcloud.com/tittingur

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01:45-02:15 Groote Griet @ De drie gezusters

Vojdi

Alternative/progressive/math/jazz/rock

Three boys from the wild east. Enter into the void of neverending mellow harmonic proggresions full of gentle vocals and frenetic rhytms all across the universe.

Management
Richard Stein
riso.stein@gmail.com

Facebook
Instagram
Live video

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23:45 - 00:25 Friday, January 18, 2019 - Grand Theatre up

Zabelov Group

Electronic, Ambient from Czech Republic

Zabelov Group was formed in 2012 when the musical dialogue between Roman Zabelov, accordionist, and Jan Šikl, a multiinstrumentalist, took concrete form: a broad take on jazz, a fascination with rhythmic sequences, and abstract vocals. Zabelov Group’s musical endeavour is permeated by the effort to maintain live contact with the instrument but provide the entire spectrum of club sound while performing as a duo. Their original acoustic puritanism thus gradually transformed into complex cinematic music accompanied by samples and acoustic instruments enhanced by electronics. In October 2018 they released a new album with the title “Eg” on Minority Records.

Management
Anna Mašátová
anna@ampromotions.cz

Booking
Dušan Svíba
dusan@earthmusic.eu

Zabelov Group is currently looking for 
Live opportunities 

https://www.facebook.com/zabelovgroup/
http://www.zabelovgroup.com/