The London-based jazz band, Belleruche, will give their first performance in Kyiv on Sunday evening, 15 June during the ART-PICNIC event of Slava Frolova.
There will be free entrance to the concert, which is organised by the British Council, The Selector radio show, and sponsored by Carling, the UK’s no 1 beer brand.
Belleruche have been regular performers at events such as the Glastonbury Festival, Montreux Festival, and in Japan and Australia.
The band was formed in England in 2005 out of two musicians Ricky Fabulous and DJ Modest and vocals Kathrin deBoer. They were inspired by old blues records, music of psychedelic bands of the 60s and DJ experiments of the West Coast. The Times called them “Portishead meets Blondie in this blues-soaked sleazathon”. The band released a series of three limited 7" records on their own record label, which they individually numbered 45’s with hand-printed sleeves.
In 2007, the eclectic English trio Belleruche signed to Tru Thoughts and their debut album Turntable Soul Music was released the same year, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in the label's history.
Their single, “Anything You Want (Not That)” from the The Express album, was awarded the Single Of The Week spot on iTunes and the hit “Northern Girls” featured in Mercedes Benz' 125th anniversary television commercials for the United Kingdom.