Balkanopolis

Balkanopolis

 Zutphen, Gelderland, NLD
BandWorldPop

Balkanopolis is a cross between rock/punk and Balkan music. The main guy’s singing is a cross between those Bulgarian chicks and Tom Waits and they have byzantine choir to go with it. The main guy is also a freak with Billy Idol hair due that plays 15 different instruments.

Biography

Group Balkanopolis
Led by Slobodan Aleksandar Trkulja, singer – songwriter / music producer
master degree in music – plays more than 15 instruments

Album Kingdom of Balkanopolis
File under Progressive rock / Balkan / Epic / Symphonic music

Recorded in Real World Studios, Whiltshire, England
Produced by Slobodan Aleksandar Trkulja and Richard Evans
(producer and musician in Peter Gabriel band)

Mixed by Tchad Blake* – 3 times Grammy Award winner in mixing
*agreed to work on the album because he loved the music

Guests on the album
- Tony Levin, David Rhodes (musicians in PG band)
and John Giblin (Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Phil Collins)
- Metropole Orchestra, Holland Recorded in MCO3 studios of NOS TV
Orchestral arrangement: Jules Buckley (Arctic Monkeys, Massive Attack)

Slobodan Trkulja TV appearances (national / international)
- Regular guest in national TV shows and programs, over 600 articles per year in press!
- Balkanopolis & Metropole concert, aired 5 times nationally since January 2008.
- Broadcast on Christmas 2008. got 70% of the viewers watching!
- BBC Scotland – live TV performance Celtic Connections Festival, January 2008.
- Dutch National TV show – De Wereld Draait Door – 1.3 million viewers, April 2008.
- Eurovision Song Festival, interval act / over 100 million viewers worldwide, May 2008.
- December ’09 - April ’10 - every two months new concert will be aired on national TV

Slobodan Trkulja is a star in his own country, attracting large audiences:
- Grand concert in Sava Centre Belgrade / 3.600 people – full capacity, November 2007
- Repeated in May 2008, again full capacity / 3.600 people
- Open air concert in city of Novi Sad – 7.000 people, May 2008.
- Solo national tour 2009 / solo performance with loop station & 15 instruments, 15 concerts in Serbian theaters (350 to 900 seats) total attendance – over 10.000 people

SALES
- 7.000 DVDs sold since November 2008. (Unofficial estimate reaches 4 times more
30,000 copies with pirate copied DVDs - welcome to Serbia!)
- 50.000 copies planned as an initial print of new CD for Serbian market alone

PLANNING
- concert in Belgrade Arena, spring 2010. with expected attendance – 20.000 people
- November/December ’09 - filming of Balkan epic video clip in Greece, Mountain Athos
Apart from regular air play video will also be broadcasted as a 30 second commercial video –
[07-04-2011 21:43:31] balkanopolis: Group Balkanopolis
Led by Slobodan Aleksandar Trkulja, singer – songwriter / music producer
master degree in music – plays more than 15 instruments

Album Kingdom of Balkanopolis
File under Progressive rock / Balkan / Epic / Symphonic music

Recorded in Real World Studios, Whiltshire, England
Produced by Slobodan Aleksandar Trkulja and Richard Evans
(producer and musician in Peter Gabriel band)

Mixed by Tchad Blake* – 3 times Grammy Award winner in mixing
*agreed to work on the album because he loved the music

Guests on the album
- Tony Levin, David Rhodes (musicians in PG band)
and John Giblin (Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Phil Collins)
- Metropole Orchestra, Holland Recorded in MCO3 studios of NOS TV
Orchestral arrangement: Jules Buckley (Arctic Monkeys, Massive Attack)

Slobodan Trkulja TV appearances (national / international)
- Regular guest in national TV shows and programs, over 600 articles per year in press!
- Balkanopolis & Metropole concert, aired 5 times nationally since January 2008.
- Broadcast on Christmas 2008. got 70% of the viewers watching!
- BBC Scotland – live TV performance Celtic Connections Festival, January 2008.
- Dutch National TV show – De Wereld Draait Door – 1.3 million viewers, April 2008.
- Eurovision Song Festival, interval act / over 100 million viewers worldwide, May 2008.
- December ’09 - April ’10 - every two months new concert will be aired on national TV

Slobodan Trkulja is a star in his own country, attracting large audiences:
- Grand concert in Sava Centre Belgrade / 3.600 people – full capacity, November 2007
- Repeated in May 2008, again full capacity / 3.600 people
- Open air concert in city of Novi Sad – 7.000 people, May 2008.
- Solo national tour 2009 / solo performance with loop station & 15 instruments, 15 concerts in Serbian theaters (350 to 900 seats) total attendance – over 10.000 people
-
SALES
- 7.000 DVDs sold since November 2008. (Unofficial estimate reaches 4 times more
30,000 copies with pirate copied DVDs - welcome to Serbia!)
- 50.000 copies planned as an initial print of new CD for Serbian market alone

PLANNING
- concert in Belgrade Arena, spring 2010. with expected attendance – 20.000 people
- November/December ’09 - filming of Balkan epic video clip in Greece, Mountain Athos
Apart from regular air play video will also be broadcasted as a 30 second commercial video –
[07-04-2011 21:45:30] balkanopolis: Group Balkanopolis
Led by Slobodan Aleksanda

Discography

DVD 'Live in Belgrade' - Balkanopolis & Metropole Orchestra

CD 'Kingdom of Balkanopolis'