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The Ukrainians play music which is a mix of contemporary Western and traditional Ukrainian styles, reflecting the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of our members. They use electric guitars, mandolins, accordions, violin, electric bass guitar and drums – and sing in Ukrainian!
From their inception in the late 1980s as a side project of The Wedding Present, The Ukrainians have forged a unique path as a rock band singing a mixture of Eastern tradition and Western pop that “blows your trousers off!” (NME).
“A competition between the band and the audience as to who’s having the most fun” – fRoots
“The Ukrainians blend the best of East and West with energy and staying power” – Rock’N’Reel
“Going to a Ukrainians concert is like attending the mother of all parties!” – Q
“…a more joyous collection of twiddling fiddles and rousing choruses you won’t find anywhere…” – Time Out