Yellow Blue Bus Album
What would happen if the mesmerising beauty of a unique but little known 60 stringed lute came out of hiding?
If that lute, the Ukrainian bandura, was re-contextualised with instruments and styles of music it has never met before?
This is the project of Yellow Blue Bus, an exciting new contemporary Australian world fusion band.
The joyous music of Yellow Blue Bus includes both a new take on traditional Ukrainian folk music as well as vibrant original compositions. The bandura was originally the tool of Ukrainian storytelling minstrels.
In Yellow Blue Bus the banduras, along with violin, bass guitar and pulsing percussion, offer tales of the heart and soul: sometimes majestic and courtly, sometimes wild and thunderous, but always passionate and uplifting.
“We were all quite mesmerized and impressed by the novelty of the band’s music… They have developed a uniqueness with their musical sound that will be sure to delight” Andrew Hladyshevsky – President, Shevchenko Foundation Canada
“There’s a great chemistry between the players who clearly enjoy the music they play, and being on stage with each other… these guys aren’t on the WOMAD bill but they should be..”
Michael Coghlan – Rip It Up
Yellow Blue Bus: where East meets everything else.