Flying Balalika Brothers

Gypsy Band from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2008
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BOOKED 17 days ago

$600 - $6000 per event
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About
Balalaika Brothers started as a band in 1995 in Los Angeles California. Performing mostly in local venues and on the streets of Santa Monica ( 3rd Street Promenade). Later the band members classically trained guitarist and accordionist Zhenya Kolykhanov ( aka Zhenya Rock) and bass balalaika player Oleg Bernov grouped with Igor Yuzov and started playing under the name of Red Hot Karl Marx Brothers and later as Red Elvises. Zhenya and Oleg continued playing as Red Elvises while Balalaika Brothers became a side project of Zhenya until 2005, the year Zhenya left Los Angeles based Red Elvises and relocated to Austin TX where he teamed up with conservatory trained prima balalaika virtuoso Sergey Vashchenko.
Now Austin based Balalaika Brothers 4 piece band and usually performs 4 different programs, from folk to electric rock, for diverse audiences depending on the event, from high energy festival shows to sitting down acoustic shows also playing shows for private occasions and weddings.
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Wedding Reception

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We are both trilled to have had the Flying Balalika Brothers perform at our wedding. All our guests, and including us, utterly enjoyed the music and danced all night long. We could not have for such a exciting time with these amazing musicians! Thank you FBB! Warm Regards, Mr. & Mrs. Chase Williams

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Community Event

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The Flying Balaliaka Brothers were a joy to work with and brought to our theater and community the true Russian music experience. Their energy level and professional musicianship was top-notch. The crowd loved them and I heard more compliments from this concert than I have from any in my past year here at the the West Plain Civic Center. The band also did a workshop in the afternoon demonstrating their instruments and talking about the music in-depth. They were very accomodating to the audience question. I highly recommend this band for a fun, educational night of Russian flying fingers. Truely a fun time was had by all.

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Club Event

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These guys were outstanding! Can't wait to work with them again. We hope it will be much sooner than later.

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Corporate Function

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The Flying Balalika Brothers did a fantastic job. I couldn't have had better responses from those attending our event. I would most certainly use them for other events in the future. I can highly recommend them.

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The Flying Balalika Brothers were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our group was from all over the world. Everyone LOVED them from start to finish!

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Wedding

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The Flying Balalaika Brothers are an amazing band and they put on a great show. We are completely satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend them.

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Oktoberfest Party

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Flying Balalaika Brothers were the perfect band for our Oktoberfest event. They blew us away with their talent, and we will definitely book them again for next year's event. HIGHLY recommended!

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Wedding

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The Flying Balalaika Brothers were everything I could ask for in a wedding band. We had a very diverse crowd from South America to the eastern shore and everyone in between. The Brothers learned several meaningful songs we requested and mixed them in perfectly. My favorite part, as a bride planning the reception, was the fact that the brothers are very skilled at reading a crowd. Throughout the entire function, they were spot on with capturing the mood and working the crowd with minimum direction. Thank you for sharing your skill and passion for music at our special day. I will always be on the lookout for your music and performances!!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
May
23
Wedding Reception
Exeter, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
23
Corporate Function
Austin, TX
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Community Event
Round Rock, TX
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding
Austin, TX
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Jan
6
Swan Dive
Austin, TX
11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Jan
3
Meet up
San Antonio, TX
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Dec
20
Corkis
Odessa, TX
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Jan
4
Kaplan Theater at JCC
Houston, TX
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Dec
31
Phara`s Mediteranian
Austin, TX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Dec
29
G Raj Mahal
Austin, TX
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Dec
28
East Side Show Room
Austin, TX
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2013
Dec
25
Frank and Angie
Austin, TX
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Dec
24
Phara`s Mediteranian
Austin, TX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Category:
Wedding_________________
Air on a G String
J. S. Bach
Cannon in D
J. Pachelbell
Meditation from Thais
J. Massenet
March from Summer Midnight Dream
F. Mendelssohn
Ceremonial March
R. Wagner
Serenade
F. Schubert
Swan
C. Saint-Saenz
Traumerei
R. Schumann
Category:
Country Western____________
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Willie Nelson
Crazy
Willie Nelson
Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash
Easy Rider
Johnny Cash
Lost Highway
Hank Williams
San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills
Right Or Wrong
Bob Wills
Key To Highway
Sonny Terry
2 Dollar Bill
American bluegrass
Sugarfoot Rag
Junior Brown
Mystery Train
Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Louisiana Saturday Night
Mel McDaniel
I Put A Spell On You
Arthur Brown
Walking Te Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb
Nights In The Roadhouse
Junior Brown
Recipe For Making Love
Harry Conick Jr
South Of The Border
Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Stray Cat Strut
Stray Cats
All My Loving
Beatles
Little Help
Beatles
Category:
Standard/Jazz/ Latino________
All Of Me
Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
You'd Be So Nice
Nat King Cole
Europa
Carlos Santana
Sabor A Mi
Latino
Besame Mucho
Latino
Volver
Flaco Himenez
Cumbia De La Carretera
Blazers
Coco-Royado
Latino
La Bamba
Latino
Category:
Ethnic Fusion______________
Country
Italian_____________________
Tarantella
Traditional
It's Amore
Dean Martin
Santa Lucia
Traditional
O Sole Mio
Traditional
Volare
Dean Martin
The God Father
Henri Mancini
Arrivederchi Roma
Traditional
Torna a Sorriento
Traditional
Country
French____________________
La Vie En Rose
Louis Guglielmi
Pigale
Traditional
Domino
Traditional
I Love Paris
F. Sinatra
Autumn Leaves
Nat King Cole
Strangers Of The Night
F. Sinatra
Country
Jewish____________________
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Traditional
Hava Nagila
Traditional
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Traditional
7/40
Traditional
Sunrise, Sunset
Traditional
Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Dance Band
Klezmer Band
Polka Band
Reggae Band
Rock Band
Russian Band
Variety Band
Rockabilly Band
Alternative Band
Jam Band
Acoustic Band
Original Band
Fusion Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Flying Balalika Brothers will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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