VulgarGrad bring you the old songs of the Russian thieves (blatnie pesny or blatnyak), along with punk classics of the Perestroika era: raucous drinking songs, melancholy waltzes, manic oompah and hot swing from the Cold War.
The band arose in Melbourne in 2004 out of a collaboration between some of Australia’s best musicians in underground ethnic styles and the incredible vocal talents of one Australia and Poland’s most formidable stage and screen actors, Jacek Koman (Children of Men, Moulin Rouge, Romulus My Father, Australia). Be prepared for gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument around, the contrabass balalaika. Theatrical, hilarious and dangerous, you will dance or the trumpeter will shoot you!