Mixing together taste and passion of the best Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, klezmer and Balkan musical traditions, Chervona brings the fire of Eastern European carnivals to the land of America. With their authenticity and genuine fire Chervona has stolen many hearts. Shining with their brass section and capturing soul with the traditional sounds of the old world and new interpretations, Chervona transforms a celebration into an ultimate party! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and pretty underwear - Chervona's parties are known for people dancing all night and taking off their clothes!
The band started practicing in Nov of 2006, and within first weeks of its existence they played at “Gypsymania” – gypsy dance discotheque created by Gogol Bordello’s debaucher D.J. Dimon. After their first public appearances they rapidly gained popularity in their hometown. In 2007 Chervona played some special appearances with world famous Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello. By 2009 Chervona have shared stage with most exciting and famous Portland’s bands including March Forth, 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project and many more.
In addition to countless street and club performances around pacific NW Chervona has played quite a few big stages, among them: Bite of Oregon, Northwest Folk Life festival in Seattle, Slavic Festival and Oregon Country Fair in Eugene, Red Marines festival in California, Under Volcano Festival in Vancouver (BC), Portland Polish Festival, Portland Pirate Festival, April Fool’s Day Carnivals, Revolution Party in Portland and many others.
In 2008, Chervona appeared in Hale Mednick's locally produced, directed and shot independent film Messiah Complex. Two of their songs,"Chervona Wine"and "Girlfriends are a Pain", were featured on the soundtrack. "Messiah Complex" planned for screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Chervona at its very first year playing City Repair benefit show 2007, opening for 3 Leg Torso.
During it's first 4 years Chervona has played about 200 performances all over NW of America. Thousands of people from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles watched, listened and danced to Chervona's music calling Chervona - Best NW Party Band!
Since 2008 Chervona is holding a monthly residency on every Last Thursday of a month at a legendary Portland venue Alberta Public House with it's signature event Chervona Party!
In 2011, second monthly event was added to the calender - Chervona Secret Night on every second Saturday on a month at Secret Society Ballroom. Their second show in January 2011 at Secret Society was sold out and made a record for the clubs cocktail sales - the audience danced so hard that everyone got very thursty.
As year 2011 is in porogress, Chervona is focusing on producing new audio and video materials and establishing it's e-net presence to gain more a solid fan base for the upcomming US and Europe tour and major label CD release.
Chervona's repertoire includes traditional hits from the late 19th century with a Gypsy, Russian and Eastern European flavor. That's not the limit of their ability, however. They easily adapt pieces from a diverse number of cultures and are constantly composing original material as well. Their songs have been described as "funny, sarcastic, educational, socially conscious and beautiful." Their lyrics aren't limited to a single language, either; they sing in English, Russian, Spanish, Polish and German.
Chervona’s first 6 song EP “Quick and Dirty” was self produced, published and first thousand copies was sold during Chervona shows in 2008 and 2009.
Chervona’s second EP “Chervona beat my heart!” was recorded in 2008 and will hit the streets only by the Spring of 2011.
Album “Chervona Live at Mississippi” recorded at Mississippi Studios is available in 2011.
WHAT DOES CHERVONA MEAN?
It is ancient Slavonic word. It means ‘red’ and/or ‘beautiful’ in modern Ukrainian and Polish. Examples:
Chervona mashina – red car
Chervona vino – red wine
Chervona devchina – beautiful girl
Chervona bambina – hot mama
WHO IS CHERVONA?
This unique multicultural ensemble has Russian, Armenian, Jewish, Italian, Brazilian, German, Argentinean and Kazakh roots. Three of the band members are immigrants from the former USSR and the rest were born in the United States.
Andreyushka Chervona Pitersky Tёmkin - vocal and guitar, brings his rocking attitude from the original Russian Punk Rock Extravaganza band MiruMir! (Peace to the World!) and his passion for old world folk songs.
Ramon Ramonoff – classically trained tuba and guitar/bass veteran from Moscow, Russia. He has played in many folk and rock groups back in his country and is also a member of MiruMir!
Andrew Alickhanov – clarinet virtuoso from a famous Moscow musical family. Brings the hot-blooded gypsy flavor and heart stopping solos.
Anton Van Oosbree – multitalented accordion/trumpet player, has yodeled through German restaurants and plans to polka his way to the top.
Adam Schneider – amazingly powerful trombonist with a buttery sweet tone from the Virgin Islands and a graduate of a very respectable New York music school.
Tomass DeAlameida – Brazilian drummer with eccentric stage presence and phenomenal beat boxing ability.
WHO LOVES CHERVONA?
Bite of Oregon – Portland, Oregon, prime time, main stage performance 2008
Bite of Salem – Salem, Oregon, prime time, main stage performance 2008
Portland International Film Festival and Art Museum
PICA - Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts
Portland Polish Festival - Chervona headlined the festival in 2009, 2010 and 2011
Portland Pirate Festival - headlined the festival in 2010 and 2011
City of Portland and Mayor Sam Adams - Chervona played for Burnside Bridge renovation ceremony in 2010.
McMenamin’s – Chervona has marched through many big celebrations in their kingdom
Rogue Brewery - Imperial Red celebration and Bones and Brews block party festival 2008
McMinnville’s UFO Parade, 2008
Portland German American Society
Slavic Festival - Eugene, OR 2007 and 2009
Slavic Festival - Portland, 2009
Victoria, BC Reggae Society
Live Wire! - guests for the OPB program in March 2011
Zoobomb, Minibike Winter, Multanomah County Bike fair
PDX Pop Now! festival and included in CD compilation 2009
Winter Heat - International Annual Event, Vancouver, BC 2009
Under the Volcano Festival - Vancouver, BC scheduled for 2009
Red Marines – international art and music festival, California 2007 and 2008
Baxtalodrom at Amnesia – monthly gypsy dance event in San Francisco 2008 and 2009
Burning Man’s Burnal Equinox - San Francisco, CA 2009
Northwest Folk Life Festival - Seattle, 2008 and scheduled for 2009
Oregon Country Fair - Eugene, OR 2007 and 2008
After party for Flugtag – biggest Red Bull celebration, Portland, OR 2008
Multnomah Library - Slavic Winter Celebration 2009, Portland Oregon
Portland Parks and Recreations – Summer park festival 2008
Monthly Alberta Last Thursday Street Fair,
First Thursday Pearl District Art Walk and Street Fair
Steve Berlin from Los Lobos – world famous record producer (U2, REM…)
Greg Williams – Portland’s top music producer
Lisa Lepine Promotion Queen – Portland top music agent, broker, event organizer & consultant
PDXPOSED – KGW Television Program (Chervona was featured in May 2009)
Portland City Repair Project
Free Geek Street Fair - Headlining act in 2008
Multnomah Bike Fair - Headlining Band for a major cyclists event .
Walking Man Brewery Festival – Stevenson, WA
Many learning institutions: Stanford, CA, Portland State University, Pacific University, Reed College, Portland Community College, Portland School District
Gypsymania, Revolution Party, Portland’s April Fools’ Day celebration… and many more celebrations and events all over Pacific North West.
Chervona on main stage Bite of Oregon , Waterfront Portland, 2008
WHO HAS CHERVONA PLAYED WITH?
March Fourth Marching Band
Freak Mountain Ramblers
3 Leg Torso
Eric McFadden Trio
Fish Tank Ensemble
Lions of Batucada
Auktyon - the most famous Russian band
and many more local and international acts and artists.
Andreyushka Pitersky of Chervona with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.
General booking: andre @ starbugs.com