Bass Guitar ability
Double Bass ability
Releasing my first singe for the upcoming solo album, Blue Train. A duet with Duska Brcic Susak (aka Luna DE Longpre) song which is a true story which I have written in a real blue train, sometimes in the early 90*s. Its about teenage suffering for the loss of first love, loss of home, all that being destroyed by the war which was raging...It affected all the innocent young people and when *normal *youth in *normal countries* was 18, 19 and just starting their lives, we were running for our lives, from the war, from being drafted, from not wanting to be part of devils own plan for destruction and ultimate suffering. Innocence was ripped out of our hearts and souls, marked us for life...
Song has a deep meaning and importance to me, you can see it as a first video, featured here.
Contsant traveling to USA, riding on my Harley Davidson motorcycle cross country, lived in LA where Ive collected inspiration for the album...
Travelling across this wonderful, amazing land brought a new hope, new light and desire to move on fast with creating, fighting for my dreams.
Meeting and collaborating with various US artists, from California to NYC, from blues and Rock n Roll, to Hip Hop... Variety, a spice of Life!
Playing, touring Europe and promoting Ana Curcin*s debut album. Most of the reviews called it \*the album of the year* in Serbia, Croatia...
Working on finishing my long time coning solo album... Working with some of the finest musicians in Serbia,Croatia... Gigging extensively in that part of the world for a change, after some 10, 15 years of not being home. TV, and radio performances on daily basis...
Discovering young Croatian jewel, 18 year old girl that has it all! Incredible voice, talent, looks, stage presence, Duska Brcic Susak!... Met Duska as being a judge on a first international singing competition in Serbia where i was one of the judges. Instantly chemistry and magic was there and we started rehearsing...
Had to take a break, motorcycle crash stopped me down in my tracks... Training and comfort of home and support of best friends slowly got me back on my feet. Literally ...Bones healed!
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)