Banda Del Padre
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Banda Del Padre

Sofia, Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Sofia, Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
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"Banda Del Padre - Rubí and Live performances"

Banda Del Padre Press Release

Banda Del Padre are active on the local music scene notably for being vocal proponents of traditional flamenco music an its diverse stylistics.

Del Padre's album "Rubí" was received to great acclaim by Bulgarian and international audiences.
Their songs carry messages of passionate love, heartfelt sorrow, and gleeful celebration!
In “Portokal” a man can find himself so lustful that he wishes he was a piece of orange floating in his love interest's sangría, hoping for a touch of her pink lips, a chance to melt in her mouth. In “Nube Blanca” (por Bulgarias) the band gives a Bulgarian children's tune a refined and soulful flamenco treatment coupled with the soaring melodies of the Bulgarian kaval, the latter their homegrown addition to their sound. Their CD would be amiss not to include “Arrinconamela”, a popular flamenco “standard”, which the band pulls off fantastically. And the album “Outro” is a groovy instrumental, over which the biography of Nicola Tesla is being narrated.

Del Padre's live performances have been characterized by local media as “dynamic, yet soothing; charging, yet cleansing; familiar, yet different; daring, yet putting you at ease.”

The unofficial flamenco ambassadors to Bulgaria, Banda Del Padre always invoke the spirit of Spanish music and speak with reverence about flamenco legends, such as the late Paco De Lucia, whose music and performances initially inspired these young musicians to pursue their art. During the band's numerous radio and television audiences they never fail to mention the enormous debt of inspiration they owe to flamenco musicians.

As of this moment, the band is getting ready to take off on another Spring tour, playing clubs and venues throughout Bulgaria, bringing their love of Spanish music to everyone. - Band press release, including quotations from various Bulgarian media


"Rub" (2012)

For full album information, credits and lyrics please visit the Banda Del Padre bandcamp page




Banda Del Padre begins with Cristo Koulikov! A Salzburg-educated classical guitarist and singer, Christo performs with many bands, all centered around Spanish musical traditions.

In 2009 Christo joines forces with Tsvetan Andreev and Simeon Ivanov to form Rumba Aficionado. The band's flamenco inspired sound attracts a loyal following, and many guest musicians.

In 2011 the pilot single Rub is released, followed by the album in 2012. The single charts #1 on the Bulgarian National Radio chart, and #3 on the Bulgarian singles Top 40.

In 2012 they change name to Del Padre. Today the band continues to broaden their sound and delight fans with their heartfelt and vibrant performances.

Banda Del Padre are:

  • Christo Koulikov vox, guitar

  • Tsvetan Andreev vox, guitar

  • Simeon Ivanov vox, guitar, percussion

  • Zhivko Vasilev kaval, keyboards, programming

Band Members