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Moscow, Moscow, Russia | INDIE

Moscow, Moscow, Russia | INDIE
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Farewell Thee, Cow! (2006)
17 (the date of release - October, 2007)



Started in 2004 as a modest but ambitious folk quartet with tuba and electric guitar (as heard on the debut album "Proschay Korova" - "FareWell Thee, Cow") NAYEKHOVICHI has grown into punk psychedelic klezmer rock`n`roll band. In their quest to create an authentic concept of Russian Roots Rock they have passed Scylla and Charybdis of rootless "ethnojazz" and folklorist academism, met with wisemen and rabbis, growed a patisson and crashed a chariot.

Half of the repertoire is bunch of lively psychedelic klezmer tunes, while the other half is songs - some of them punk Yiddish, Soviet pop and prison songs, some klezmerized rock.

The NAYEKHOVICHI feel and sound equally well at oligarch Jewish weddings in Moscow, in clubs from Taganrog to London, and on festivals such as "KlezMore" in Vienna and "Simcha" at Trafalgar Square where they, as dear guests, were granted the honour to close the show.

The bright stage performance of the vocalist-guitarist Vanya Zhuk, delivered in Russian, Yiddish, English, German and French, is so fascinating he`s sometimes being beaten by colleagues onstage for taking attention from their playing.

NAYEKHOVICHI are enlightened by studying klezmer with masteres of the genre both back home as well as on the international events, such as London Klezfest and KlezKanada - on the latter Vanya Zhuk was also co-leading a workshop on Klezmer in Rock. The reed player Max Carpycheff is graduate of Odessa Conservatory.

You get here the premixe of soon-to-release second album "17", keenly ornamented by the brass you won`t get live.