1. RUN'N'HIDE - Cool Shakes
A soulful explosion of Rock'n'Roll and R'n'B
Guitar ability: Expert
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Bass Guitar ability: Expert
Vocal range: Tenor
Double Bass ability: Expert
Influences: Stevie Ray Vaughn
, Brian Setzer
, Cliff Gallop
, Django Rainhardt
2012 - 2013:
with JACK SAVORETTI's band, The Dirty Romantics (Doublebass)
2012: recorded his album "Before The Storm", co-written by STEVE BOOKER (DUFFY, ALEXANDRA BURKE); produced by MARTIN TEREFE (MARY J BLIDGE, JAMES MORRISON, BEVERLY KNIGHT, TRAIN, KT TUNSTAL).
"Lifetime" (http://youtu.be/Zz-54AB9hyk ) is played daily on BBC Radio2 A & B playlists, Smooth FM and across Europe, like the previous 4 singles. Some tunes from the album were in One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy, Vampire Diaries.
Sir Terry Wogan, Graham Norton, Jo Whiley, among others promote our album frequently on radio. On top 20 Indie charts, the album reached number 1 and is currently number 5.
Played guitar with soul diva Alexia Coley...
2012-13: Toured the UK twice, selling out in every town in venues like the Jazz Café (Camden, London); Madame Jo- Jo's (Soho, London), Scala (London). Also Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and major UK Festivals (Hard Rock Calling,Glastonbury,T In The Park. One of the biggest UK tour was with Jooles Holland, selling venues like Royal Albert Hall...
*TV & RADIO SHOWS APPEARANCES:
- Sunday Brunch (Channel 4)
- BBC Breakfast (BBC1) - http://youtu.be/9kHPRJX1mo0
- Live on the Sunday Night Sessions (BBC London 94.9) - http://youtu.be/VGfXrkvloiA
- New Britannia (Sky Atlantic), hosted by Morgan Spurlock (from Supersize me!);
- Got to Dance (Sky1),live with dancer Adam Garcia tap dancing -http://youtu.be/yNqIribeMVM
- Mark LaMarr show (BBC 2),twice...band of the year with Congo Faith Healers
And many more...
I worked on ANGELINA JOLIE's directorial début, "In The Land of Blood and Honey".
As well as appearing as a musician in the film, I recorded the music for it: 4 songs (guitar).
with the band 'Dado Dzihan and Waves and Patterns' (created specifically for this this film). One of our first official gigs was at the première on 23th of December 2011.
In the '90s I lived in Croatia and played guitar for the rock band KOJOTI: 3 albums with Warner Bros, a dozen of number 1 singles, numerous TV and radio appearances.
I then fronted my my own band (vocals and guitar),THE COOL SHAKES (signed by Dinaton / Sony BMG Croatia), and we had an album out. At the time I was touring Europe extensively.
2006-2011: with SONNY WEST and THE CONGO FAITH HEALERS (playing doublebass), a culturally diverse band, unusual style mix: gypsy swing, blues, Cuban and Latin grooves with r'n'r mixed with my own South Europoean musical heritage. Worked with producer CHRIS KIMSEY. KT TUNSTAL and FRANZ FERDINAND were big fans.
'The best of the year' (BBC2 and MARK LaMARR - we performed live twice on his show).
'Amongst the '10 top UK bands you must see!' (The Independent)