Chavo is a London based band
Initially formed as a Balkan recital outfit playing acoustic music to seated audiences. Very quickly the audience began to stand up and the showtimes moved from 3pm to 3am. Sweating it out on the oom-pah music circuit became the norm, and after many years the band felt a desire for change.
They waved goodbye to the traditional material (often sung in Roma or Serbian) and crafted an album of original songs in their home tongue – English. A change in lineup and instrumentation also followed as they caught up with the technology of the 1970s. What appears to have distilled from this epic journey is both imaginative and intriguing. A percussion-heavy, mandolin-infused, vintage keys indie band with seductive female bv’s, pounding bass lines, 4-floor dance rhythms, and harmonic discord – a firm footing in the west with a nod to the east.