Shalash Band

Shalash Band is a duo of keyboardist Dmitry Karavaev and drummer Maxim Smirnov, playing instrumental progressive rock.

Debut album "Shalash"

Digital: Bandcamp

CDs: Discogs

December 21, 2019

Shalash at

"The band is certainly on the right track, however, and I expect we'll be hearing more eyebrow-raising music from them in the future", - Peter Skov, musical expert, concludes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at

November 30, 2019

Perception: exhibition of colour and sound, Moscow

Shalash Band took part in a very interesting event, organized by our friends from "Zapredel'e" festival: it was the concert and the exhibition at the same time. | More about concerts...


November 25, 2019

Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinumfest 13", Vladimir and Moscow

Shalash Band took part in 2 concerts of the 13th series of "Babooinumfest" together with Russian progressive rock bands "OT&DO" (SPb) and "Квинтэссенция" (SPb). | More about concerts...

October 10, 2019

Single "S" released

Single "S" contains 2 tracks, created on the basis of original track "S" from debut album of "Shalash Band".

"S (Video Version)" is the soundtrack of video "Shalash Band | Space dreams", based on cartoon "Return" (1980). "S (Fantasy Mix)", created by Half Past Moon, is "fantasy mix" of track "S". | Listen to single "S" at Bandcamp | Watch video "Shalash Band | Space dreams" at YouTubeMore about music...


October 10, 2019

Joint concert "Shalash Band" and "OT&DO", Saint-Petersburg

Great concert of prog and fusion with our friends "OT&DO" (Saint-Petersburg). We are grateful to all our listeners for the support! | More about concerts...



September 7, 2019

After-party of the Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", Moscow

We are grateful for invitation to this party: warm welcome and support inspired us to create video for track "S", based on "Soyuzmultfilm" cartoon "Return" ("Возвращение"). | Watch at YouTube | More about concerts...


August 10, 2019

Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", forest near Voskresensk town

Shalash Band took part in wonderful festival in the pure pine forest on the shore of a small lake in Moscow region. Thanks to the spectators for the great support! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for atmosphere of freedom and happiness! | More about concerts...

July 11, 2019

Shalash at

"There is something really enjoyable about this album, which is uplifting, fun and a bloody good time all at once", - Kev Rowland, musical expert, author of "The Progressive Underground", writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at

July 3, 2019

Shalash at

"What separates this band from many other of a similar nature is that the material by and large are tight, energetic and joyful", - Olav Martin Bjørnsen from writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at Progressor's FB page.

June 1, 2019

Shalash REMIX

Track "S" from album "Shalash" inspired our musical colleague Roman Bannov to create a remix (or "fantasy on the theme"). So, creativity creates creativity. Listen with pleasure at Soundcloud.


May 1, 2019

Shalash at

"Happiness is the road, and so is this music. It is a really nice adventure. Every time the roller coaster is at it's end, you want to join the ride again, and again and again", - Michel Stolk from writes in the review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at

April 28, 2019

Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinumfest 10", Yaroslavl and Vladimir

Shalash Band took part in 2 concerts of the 10th series of "Babooinumfest" together with Russian progressive rock bands "Квинтэссенция" (SPb), "OT&DO и Илья Демидов" (SPb), "XL-55" (Yaroslavl) and "ALGABAS" (Vladimir) | More about concerts...


April 17, 2019

Concert "Art-sreda in Model T", Moscow

Shalash Band shared the stage with Yuriy Matveyev (Two Siberians) and improvising trio of Konstantin Polyakov | More about concerts...


April 14, 2019

Psychedelic rock festival, Moscow

Shalash Band shared the stage with wonderful bands: Inna Pivars and the Histriones, Kostarev Group, The Legendary Flower Punk, IWKC, Temnee and Aton Five | More about concerts...


March 11, 2019

Shalash at

Shalash Band received the page at, the largest international internet resource dedicated to progressive rock. And there are several inspiring reviews there:

March 10, 2019

Shalash at

"Be careful when listening to it whilst driving on the highway - it has "lead foot potential", -  Thomas Otten from writes about the track "S.Z." from album "Shalash". Here is the full review at


February 19, 2019

Shalash in Poland: "Small Encyclopedia of the Great Bands"

"Something interesting happens in this music all the time", - Artur Chachlowski, rock journalist and editor of writes in his review of album "Shalash". Here is the full review at (in Polish).



February 14, 2019

Space travel continues: next stop is Sea Of Tranquility

"This is a truly impressive debut album, perhaps the ‘best’ symphonic progressive rock I have heard from Russia thus far", -  Jon Neudorf from reviewed album "Shalash". Here is the full review at


February 05, 2019

Shalash's interplanetary travel:

Album "Shalash" received positive review from Geoff Penn from ProgPlanet.comHere is the full review at


January 31, 2019

Album "Shalash" received positive review at

Album "Shalash" got review from Philippe Thirionet from, e-zine from Brussels. Here is the full review at

December 11, 2018

Album "Shalash" is travelling around Europe

Album "Shalash" is placed at Netherland progressive rock streaming site in the section Progstreaming Access.


December 6, 2018

Album "Shalash" received positive review and 10/10 at

Album "Shalash" got 10 of 10 from Pascal Thiel, the chief editor of, e-zine from Luxembourg. "This is possibly the best album I have ever heard from Russia. Intelligent, progressive and fun!", - Pascal commented at Shalash Band's bandcamp page. Here is the full review at

November 3, 2018

Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 9", Saint-Petersburg

Anniversary two-days concert of "BabooinumFest": extraordinary place, stunning acoustics of an abandoned boiler house, warm support of the public! | More about concerts...

October 14, 2018

Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 8.2", Vladimir

Second concert of the eighth series of "BabooinumFest": wonderful old city Vladimir, cozy club "Drugoi", very interested public! | More...

October 13, 2018

Russian Progressive Rock Festival "Babooinum 8.1", Moscow

First concert of the eighth series of "BabooinumFest": unforgetable club "CSBR" (Crab Stoned But Rocking), friendly public! | More about concerts...

September 27, 2018

Festival "Kulesh Jam", Moscow

Club festival "Kulesh Jam" organized by rock-journalist Peter Kulesh: one of the oldest Moscow clubs "Rhythm and Blues Cafe", warm welcome, sharing the scene with professionals of high level. | More about concerts...


July 27, 2018

Shalash Band ON AIR!

Music of Shalash Band was on air at RadioMinsk (FM and internet radio from Minsk, Belarus). Fragment of the radio show including 3 tracks is here.

July 21, 2018

Single "V.S." released

Single "V.S." contains 5 tracks: studio works "V.S. (single version)" and "K.I.T.", and live versions of "R.T.", "S.Z." and "V.S." recorded during the concert in Solnechnogorsk (March 31, 2018) | Listen to single "V.S." at Bandcamp | Video version of single "V.S." at YouTubeMore about music...

May 30, 2018

Festival "Garkundel", Saint-Petersburg

Festival "Garkundel" organized by legendary showman of "Auctyon" band Oleg Garkusha: super club "Route 66" in Russian cultural capital Saint-Petersburg, wonderful sound and, of course, Oleg Garkusha - optimistic and cheerful | More about concerts...

May 20, 2018

Presentation of debut album, Moscow

Presentation of debut album "Shalash" in Musical Shop "House of Culture": one of the oldest CD/Vinil shops in Moscow, very competent public, Russian Samovar after the concert. | More about concerts...

March 31, 2018

Presentation of debut album, Solnechnogorsk

Presentation of debut album "Shalash" in the hometown Solnechnogorsk: home club "Podsolnukh" ("Sunflower"), super strong support of all best friends, tracks recording for single "V.S.". | More about concerts...

March 10, 2018

Album "Shalash" released

Debut album "Shalash" ("Шалаш") released. | More about music...

March 1, 2018

Single "W" released

First single "W" released. "W" is the musical composition inspired by the Woodstock Festival (1969). Listen to it and remember three days of peace and music. | More about music...

February 22, 2018

Video "54321" released

Video for track "54321" released. It is dedicated to international space exploration. Watch video at YouTube.

April 13, 2017

Solo Concert, Zelenograd

Solo concert in club "Cinematograph": playing for old firends in Zelenograd - the town of youth. | More about concerts...

January 28, 2017

Solo Concert, Solnechnogorsk, club "Podsolnukh"

First concert in the hometown Solnechnogorsk: presentation of the musical material, created since Shalash Band start in March of 2016, inspiring support of the public, friends and relatives! | More about concerts...