Sunday, 26. May 2013 - 08:05
27. 07. 12. - 09:00
Chris Eckman, founder, mulit-instrumentalist, singer and song writer for The Walkabouts, the popular American band from Seattle, will perform on Split's waterfront tonight (Fri) 27 July as a guest of Croatian surf rock band The Bambi Molesters.
Apart from The Walkabouts and a solo career, Chris Eckman has a remarkable duet with fellow Walkabouts band member Carl Torgensen (Chris & Carl), and with members of The Bambi Molesters they played in the band The Strange in 2004. His latest occupation outside of The Walkabouts is with the American String Quartet Chris Eckman & The Frictions.
The Bambi Molesters play surf rock music, which origins date back to the 1960's. The group have contributed to the development and progress of the surf rock genre, and are one of the main representatives of surf rock in the world.
Several times were they were the opening act for American band R.E.M. In the summer of 2010, their album "Dark As The Waves Swells" was 12th on the list of best-selling albums on the Amazon website for rock'n'roll music.
Chris Eckman formed The Frictions five-years ago with former members of the blues-garage band Hic Et Nunc and Silence. They are an energetic, poetic rock and roll band who model themselves on bands such as Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Television and Dream Syndicate. The first album with The Frictions was released in 2011.
On Saturday famous Croatian-Venezuelan Ricardo Luque will perform in Split with the La Sonora Tropical orchestra. Inspired by the rich culture and musical traditions of Latin American countries, and with the aim to pass this on in various forms to everyone in Croatia, Ricardo has created several projects.
As a musician who descended from the famous Venezuelan state aid system, which supports less privileged young music talents who are unable to buy an instrument, or to continue to educate, he transfers his knowledge and love of Latin music from the stage throughout Croatia.
Tropical orchestra La Sonora is a powerful sounding large ensemble, made up of 12 members performing music from the golden age of dance bands, the 1950's, such as the Mambo Kings, Tito Puente Orchestra, Perez Prado and the like, apt for large character dance concerts and events.
Entry to all concerts is free and has been organised by Jeunesses Musical Split (Glazbena Mladez Split).
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