The Balkan Wanderers
The Balkan Wanderers was founded to create original East-meets-West songs (that being east and west Europe), often containing a mixture of English and Croatian styles and lyrics. The band takes its inspiration from traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer music as well as the contemporary punk-ska scene.
Gypsy, Punk, Ska
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Multi-lingual: The Balkan Wanderers sing lyrics in both English, and Croatian, sometimes mixing them within the same song. They also have sung some songs in Russian.
Sleep around: The song "Sleep Around" is sung from the viewpoint of the pubic louse, which requires a certain degree of promiscuity from its carriers if it is to live a happy life. Both Stuart and Antica, the founders of the Balkan Wanderers, are biologists.
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The Balkan Wanderers music can be purchased online from iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and Bandcamp. The Balkan Wanderers merchandise (CDs) available directly from the band. Indie bands and artists work hard for little reward. If you like great music, support your local music scene. Go to gigs, buy the music, buy the CDs, buy the merchandise, contribute to fund-raisers, like them on Facebook, tell your friends about their gigs, or buy the band a drink.