Flying Balalaika Brothers

Flying Balalaika Brothers

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockExperimental

Psychedelic Gypsy rock. Describing the Flying Balalaika Brothers, in two words, Authenticity and Assimilation. This morphing of cultures, whether Russian, Serbian, Hebrew, Gypsy, Hispanic, South or North American is a definite breaker of barriers. The band draws inspiration from a plethora of performers including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, among others.

Biography

The Flying Balalaika Brothers represent a near perfect example of cross - cultural communication and assimilation, thereby demonstrating unto the world the true potential and beauty of multi-cultural cooperation and harmony. There are blue sin blue grass and blue grass in blues and a Russian polka is just heartbeat away from a Country two beat which is only an exhilarating breath away from a Tejano Polka. The Latin cumbia's combine nicely with the smooth bossa novas which are then catapulted into sweet swinging jazz standards. A large order of gumboils then served up as musicians stretches they accordions and then watch out when he takes out a Gretch guitar for red-hot rock-a-Billy and excitable rock and roll and jump blues that follow. The Flying Balalaika Brothers are appealing to audiences of all ages. Children enjoy the infectious beat,teenagers scratch their heads in wonder of the new wave of music they are experiencing, and adults seem captivated by the nuance and sophistication of the music. Those with experience with Russian and/or Gypsy music are dual enthralled by its authenticity and taken by its touch of Americana. This is the beauty of the Flying Balalaika Brothers, in two words, Authenticity and Assimilation. This morphing of cultures, whether Russian, Serbian, Hebrew, Gypsy, Hispanic, South or North American is a definite breaker of barriers. The band draws inspiration from a plethora of performers including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, among others. www.fbb.rocks


 

Lyrics

Russian Spy

Written By: Zhenya Rock

russian spy - from KGB
he don`t care - about you & me
he has power and control
he is evil troll

he wanna bring - ruble to the top
he is a - Russian Mob
you can laugh, but laugh again
he's gotta dirty plan

кто там глазиком водит туда-сюда буржуй
ходит глазик выколю-другой глаз останется так
знай буржуй кому кланятся дай сюда моё
яблочко а то сьем тебя под огурчик и водочку

не паникуй живи кайфуй
march people, march - who is charge?
пусти душу в ад тогда будешь богат
everybody knows - who's god

Discography

1-st CD: Kuma (2009)
2-d CD: Op,Op,Romale! (2014)

3-s CD: Panorama (2015)

4-s CD: Taz So Svistom (2016)

Set List

01 - Kuma
02 - Cumbia
03 - Coco Royado
04 - Thank You
05 - Ai, Da Nu
06 - All of Me
07 - Amore
08 - Arrivederchi Roma
09 - Ashkhabad
10 - Aye te Dejo
11 - Belly Dance
12 - Besa Me Mucho
13 - Bright Moon
14 - Bubamara
15 - Bublichki
16 - Caje Shukaria
17 - Carmen
18 - Crazy
19 - Dark as Night
20 - Darling Lorraine
21 - Der Gasem
22 - Europa
23 - Fiddler on the Roof
24 - Going to the Red Army
25 - Kalinka
26 - Katusha
27 - Kolomeika
28 - La Vie en Rose
29 - Laura's Theme
30 - Love Pipe
31 - Macedonian Mountain
32 - Mar Djanja
33 - Metelitza
34 - Moscow Nights
35 - Op Op Romale
36 - Opa Cupa
37 - Opa Ni Na Ni Na
38 - Polish Tango
39 - Pulp Fiction
40 - Recipe for Making Love
41 - I wanna see you Bellydance
42 - Rhumba