Branko Galoic and the Skakavac Orkestar

Branko Galoic and the Skakavac Orkestar
  • country:Netherlands
  • region:Central Europe
  • style(s):Balkan, Songwriter
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:La Pela Producciones

Line up

  • Branko Galoic (Guitar/Voice)


Branko Galoic is a guitarist, composer and singer/songwriter from Ivanic Grad, Croatia. He lives in Amsterdam since year 2000 and that is where he met Dragi --estic, a producer from Bosnia, with whom he recorded his first solo record "Above The Roofs". The album is under strong influence of Balkan traditional and Gipsy music mixed with Blues and Pop and Branko sings in his mother language. "Above The Roofs" is already out in Croatia, Netherlands, Bosnia, England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Japan and the album received equally good reviews in all countries. Branko's album has been voted jazz CD of the week by the Independent

Branko's album 'Above The Roofs' was rated among the 100 best albums of 2006 in Holland by critic Rita Jager in the music magazine 'Jazzism'.

Branko Galoic is a Croatian singer-songwriter and guitarist whose debut CD is a collection of songs about exile and life on the road. With the help of an eclectic mix of musicians and instruments, he's come up with a striking sound that, while reminiscent of such past troubadours as Jacques Brel and Alan Stivell, is an original blend of Gypsy music and the blues. -
Independent, The (London), Jun 9, 2007 by Roger Trapp