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Valkania

Music

Overview

  • Balkan party band
  • Balkan traditional and contemporary repertoire and 'Balkanised' western pop songs
  • Perform mainly as a 4 piece and can add violin and clarinet to expand the act
  • The guitarist/bouzouki player/singer can also be booked as soloist

Location

The band is based in London and regularly performs across the whole country..

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60 minute sets with break

About this Act

​London based Valkania is a 4-piece Balkan music acoustic act.

They​ ​play ​Greek music on bouzouki: Rebetiko, nisiotika, etc, and a selection of traditional Balkan folk songs and dances, with music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia.

Specialising in balkanised covers of popular Western pop & rock songs, ​they perform unique versions of Paint It Black, Let's Stick Together, All Shook Up and more.

​A selection of 50's, 60's and 70's standards​,​ with music by the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Santana​, as well as Yu-rock, with music by Balasevic, Bajaga, Belo Dugme.

​Valkania ​also ​perform ​original music ​from their CD Roots, 'one of the best World Music albums in 2013' according to the Indie Acoustic project.

​In​ the appropriate season they play Christmas carols in sunny Greek and Balkan style, with bouzouki and uneven rhythms​.​

Valkania are open to more specific repertoire requests within the styles mentioned above and are ready to tailor their setlist to your needs, if asked well in advance.

Set List

Misirlou - Dick Dale
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones (balkanised)
Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry (balkanised)
Namcor - Balasevic (yu-rock)
Moji Su Drugovi - Bajaga - (yu-rock)
Fratelo - Aerodrom (yu-rock)
Balkane Moj - Azra (yu-rock)
U Planine - (yu-rock)
Verujem Ne Verujem - Bajaga (yu-rock)
Ola Kala - Greek
Peftis Se Lathi - Greek
Partides - Greek
Pente Hronia Dikazmenos - Greek
Istoria - Greek
Hasaposerviko Dance - Greek
U Stambolu Na Bosforu - Bosnian
Zute Dunje - Bosnian
Makedonsko Devojce - Macedonian
Jovano Jovanke - Macedonian
Dilmano Dilbero - Bulgarian
Dunavsko Horo - Bulgarian
Jos Litar Jedan - Vojvodina
U Tem somboru - Vojvodina
A Sad Adio - Serbian
Ruse Kose - Serbian
Deck The Halls - Christmas Carol (balkanised)
Jingle Bells - Christmas Carol (balkanised)
God Rest You Merry G. - Christmas Carol (balkanised)
What Child Is This - Christmas Carol (balkanised)
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Gigolo - Louis Prima
Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
Mustang Sally - Commitments
Wonderful Tonight - ‎Eric Clapton
Riverman - Nick Drake
We Live The Life - Valkania
Up And Down - Valkania
Balkan People - Valkania
Joy - Valkania

Lineup

  • 4 piece band consisting of Greek bouzouki, guitar, bass / keyboard and percussion

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