Origin: Moscow, Russia
Genre: Progressive rock
Years active: 2016–present
Label: Shalash Band Records
Shalash Band was formed in Russia, Moscow in 2016.
In 2018 the band released its debut album "Shalash" ("Шалаш"). The album was presented at the stages of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and got positive feedback from listeners and musical experts.
Shalash Band is active participant of various concerts and festivals. For recent years, the band became regular participant of Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest" playing in series of concerts in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yaroslavl and Vladimir.
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«Shalash Band are one of the few bands that can be serious and fun at the same time. Once you get used to their special sound palette, you will be drawn into their incredible songs, and there is no way out of it». | full review...
- Pascal Thiel, DisAgreement.net
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/\ «There is something really enjoyable about this album, which is uplifting, fun and a bloody good time all at once». | full review...
- Kev Rowland, ProgArchieves.com, Progressor.net
/\ «What separates this band from many other of a similar nature is that the material by and large are tight, energetic and joyful». | full review...
- Olav Martin Bjørnsen, Progressor.net
/\ «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». | full review...
- Michel Stolk, BackgroundMagazine.nl
/\ «My favorite tracks are S.Z. because of that aforesaid extremely groovy bass line in the second part of the song (be careful when listening to it whilst driving on the highway - it has "lead foot potential"), and also S because of its pulsating and almost hypnotic organ rhythm». | full review...
- Thomas Otten, DPRP.net
/\ «Something interesting happens in this music all the time». | full review... (in Polish)
- Artur Chachlowski, MLWZ.pl
/\ «This is a truly impressive debut album, perhaps the ‘best’ symphonic progressive rock I have heard from Russia thus far. For those into keyboard minded music, this should be an easy choice. Highly recommended». | full review...
- Jon Neudorf, SeaOfTranquility.org
/\ «'Good, but non-essential' is pretty precisely what I feel for this well made album. Sincerely recommended to friends of instrumental keyboard-centred prog rock in mostly Major key». | full review...
- Matti, ProgArchieves.com
/\ «There certainly is true potential here for them to do very well as a headlining progressive rock band should they join forces with an equally talented lead guitarist and bass player». | full review...
- Geoff Penn, ProgPlanet.com
/\ «Two musicians - a keyboard player and a drummer - can substitute for the full-blown rock band. This music is very enjoyable and pleasant». | full review...
- felonafan, ProgArchieves.com
/\ «Is it incredibly innovative? No. However, it does have a great general sound to it, and happens to be incredibly enjoyable nonetheless». | full review...
- Sebastian Biala-Learmonth (Kempokid), ProgArchieves.com
/\ «Sometimes progressive music can be (for me, at least): dark, brooding, complex, dense, serious, obtuse, and angular. Shalash is refreshingly the opposite: bright, happy, straight forward, light, fun, familiar, and melodic. Shalash provides a good break when the prog music you're listening to becomes too challenging». | full review...
- Mark Brown (wiz_d_kidd), ProgArchieves.com
/\ «Les amoureux de vieux orgues (Hammond, Mellotron, Moog…) se régaleront idem pour ceux qui apprécient les références citées plus haut tout en rappelant qu’ici c’est en version instrumental sinon pour les autres, ce sera peut-être la découverte de ces vieux sons vintages!» | full review...
- Philippe Thirionet, MusicInBelgium.net
/\ «Shalash Band are one of the few bands that can be serious and fun at the same time. Once you get used to their special sound palette, you will be drawn into their incredible songs, and there is no way out of it». | full review...
- Pascal Thiel, DisAgreement.net
October 10, 2019
Joint concert "Shalash Band" and "OT&DO", Saint-Petersburg, "Museum of Sound"
September 7, 2019
After-party of the Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", Moscow, Loft at Preobrazhenka
August 10, 2019
Festival of miracles and art "Zapredelie", forest near Voskresensk town
April 28, 2019
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest 10", Vladimir, club "Drugoi"
April 27, 2019
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest 10", Yaroslavl, club "Podbelka"
April 17, 2019
Concert "Art-sreda in Model T", Moscow, club "Model T"
April 14, 2019
Psychedelic rock festival, Moscow, club "Theater"
November 3, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest 9", Saint-Petersburg, club "Kotelnaya"
October 14, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest 8.2", Vladimir, club "Drugoi"
October 13, 2018
Russian Progressive Rock Festival "BabooinumFest 8.1", Moscow, club "CSBR"
September 27, 2018
Festival "Kulesh Jam", Moscow, club "Rhythm and Blues Cafe"
May 30, 2018
Festival "Garkundel", Saint-Petersburg, club "Route 66"
May 20, 2018
Presentation of debut album, Moscow, club "MMDK"
March 31, 2018
Presentation of debut album, Solnechnogorsk, club "Podsolnukh"
April 13, 2017
Solo Concert, Moscow, club "Cinematograph"
January 28, 2017
Solo Concert, Solnechnogorsk, club "Podsolnukh"
R.T. | Live at Russian Progressive Rock Festival “BabooinumFest”, Saint-Petersburg, club "Kotelnaya", November 3, 2018
V.S. | Live at Presentation of debut album, Solnechnogorsk, club "Podsolnukh", March 31, 2018
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