Based in New Orleans yet rooted in Balkan traditions, Blato Zlato features dreamy three-part vocal harmonies over hard-hitting instrumentals inspired by both the ancient traditions of their heritage and the musical influences of their lives today.
The band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements. With several band members raised in Eastern Europe and Ireland, they are thrilled to be traveling on their debut European tour in Summer 2018. In addition to their time in Ireland in June, they will be touring in the UK and Bulgaria in July.
The band’s music aims to explore and preserve the traditional elements of Balkan music that make it so unique – the rhythm, melody, harmony and storytelling – but musically translate these songs with influences of each member’s unique musical background.
Elements of classical, jazz, and even psychedelic and metal seep through the folk arrangements, forming Blato Zlato’s unique genre of progressive Balkan folk-rock.
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-3 and 6-10pm. Happy Hour is from 5-7pm!
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG.