TRAVKA performs the song "PRIETENI" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY CĂLINA CURTICĂPEAN
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Travka is a Romanian alternative rock band, its last line-up consisting of George Gâdei (vocals), Alexei Turcan (guitar, accordion, samples), Misha Gâlcă (guitar, bass) and Cristi Chirodea (drums). Founded in spring 2002 in the city of Focşani, Romania, the band quickly rises to fame in underground circles. 2003 is the year when Travka steps into spotlight, having various TV appearances and playing in front of thousands of people at music festivals.
Recording of their debut, Corabia Nebunilor (Madmen’s Ship), begins in winter 2004, with a video being shot for the eponymous track. In summer 2005, however, George suffers a severe car accident and the band is put on hold for several months. Following his recovery, Travka’s debut album is finally released in December, gathering very positive reviews.
The band continues playing various gigs and festivals around the country, attracting more and more fans with their eccentric approach and often cryptic lyrics, quickly becoming a household name in Romanian rock music. It is not, however, until 2007 that the band records and, later that year, releases their sophomore album: Vreau sa simt Praga (I Want to Feel Prague). This release causes quite a stir in the media, being the first Romanian album freely available over the Internet under a Creative Commons license.
In 2012 Travka releases their third album - OKEAN. The band decided to print just 5 records of Okean and launched each of them in five major cities of Romania asking their fans to engage into communication and pass the album from one to another. Okean became the first traveler's album ever.
Prieteni will be part of Travka's next album, due to be released by the spring of 2017.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Călina Curticăpean - Producer & Host
Alex Purje - Producer & Director
Dan Damian - Sound Engineer / Mix&Master
Răzvan Leucea - Videographer
Sorin Badea (John Furtuna) - Photographer
Alexandru Voicu (Has De) - Making Of
This episode was shot on top of "Media One" Building (http://www.mediaone.ro), with the help of the Creative Director Mihai Arghiropol.
Special Thanks to Euro Print (http://europrintonline.ro).
Custom Drum Set by Curly Brothers (https://www.facebook.com/CurlyBrothersCustomInstruments).
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