Wednesday, June 27, 2007

15th Anniversary Reunion Gig

Well it's now final, well at least according lead man and composer of Braty bluzu.

The 15th Anniversary reunion concert of Braty bluzu will be taking place on Tuesday July 24, 2007. The last time these guys played together, if I am not mistaken, was a gig at in New York City in about 2003.

While the line-up won't completely include the original members it's pretty close. For those who ever managed to see Gaytana perform with Unity at the now defunct Cowboy Club, which was located where Docker ABC is now located at the end of Passage in Kyiv, then you may notice a familiar face.

Andriy Melnyk, the group's bass player will be replaced by Vitaliy Savenko, the old Unity bass player. In short the line-up will look like the one below.

Myroslav Levytsky - Keyboards
Oleh Levytsky - Saxophone
Guitar - Serhiy Taftay
Bass Guitar - Vitaliy Savenko
Drums - Andriy Vintsersky

Finally I will meet Serhiy Taftay, whom Simon Kouklevsky of Ukrainian Time in Montreal was supposed to introduce me to a number of years back when I was home for a visit.

Over the last couple of weeks Myroslav Levytsky has been journeying between Ivano-Frankivsk, where he has been conducting rehearsals with his brother Oleh and Taftay who is visiting family, and Kyiv where rehearsals are taking place with Savenko and Vitsersky.

It may be a long time before such a line-up is assembled again, given the physical locations of its members.

Gig Location: Khmilna Botchka, 3 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho
Date: July 24, 2007
Start time: 21:00
Price: 50 UAH

For more information or to obtain tickets please e-mail bb15rokiv (at)

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