• country:Serbia
  • region:Balkan
  • label:not signed
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Generator

Line up

  • Brankica Ivanković (vocals)
  • Ivana Jovanović (vocals)
  • Maja Martić (vocals)
  • Marijana Bizumić (vocals)
  • Nataša Tomić ( vocal, composer, arranger )
  • Stanko Tomić ( bass guitar, composer, arranger and text)
  • Zlatko Sakulski (drums and percussionist)


Vrelo was founded by Natasa Tomic in early 1999. in Ruma. At that time, it was a female singing group that performed traditional music of ancient Serbia.
In 2003 the band changed every aspect of their work, approach and concept of the music group. Vocal-instrumental ethno ensemble was transformed into the band. The traditional musical material was no longer used as a basic element in the work but it was combined with modern musical-theatrical forms. Reductionist-minimalist approach with reduction and nakedness of expression through only two instruments (drum + bass and backing tracks and loops) on the one hand and a few female voices that range between the old, inherited forms of modern expression on the other hand make that Vrelo, relying on the identity and authenticity of their music, becomes a part of world music.
Vrelo took part in the competition for The Next Big Thing 2007 (BBC World Service) among over 2500 performers from 88 countries in London in Maida Vale studio and won second place in this prestigious competition.
In late August 2008. the record company PGP-RTS released their first album under the name of Over the river. In mid-summer the 2010th Vrelo recorded promo / demo mini LP with five songs for the French production company Palass.