The style of Wickeda is not that easy to describe.Their musical spectrum goes from ska to punk and from reggae to funk.It’s the kind of mixtures that is incredibly energetic and that can only makes you dance.
In Bulgaria Wickeda belong to the most well-known bands, rocking the stage for many years. During the serious cultural changes of the last fifteen years Wickeda had a considerable influence on the music of their country. With them the new rock-scene started, at all.
Wickeda presented their first album already in 1999. It caused a stir under musicians, journalists and of course under the Bulgarian listeners.The album sold more than 30 000 copies.It was followed by 3 more albums.Even if they didn’t have the first album’s comercial success,they still stay as what is best in bulgarian alternative music.
However, they also caught international attention, even overseas (U.S.A. Tour 2001). They really proved themselves as a live band in club and festivals all over Europe such as Hungary(Sziget Festival 2000-2005)), Makedonia (Taksirat Festival 2002), Croatia (Ska-/Reggae-/Dub-Festival 2002), Slovakia (2002), Greece (Agrinio Festival 2002) and Germany (Fusion, Rockxplosion, StadtFestival 2003, Waltroper Parkfest 2004) as well as concerts in Melkweg(Amsterdam),Kulturbrauerei(Berlin),Flèche d’or(Paris) and many others.Not to forget, they were steadily on tour through their own country, heating the crowd as opening band for Manu Chao (2002).
Wickeda stands for versatile music, fitting nearly any musical taste – therefore a visit of their concert will remain an unforgettable experience !!!
Recent band members:
Erol a.k.a. General Yogurt -lead singer/Bass
Ерол Ибрахимов – вокал, бас-китара
Росен Григоров – китара
Владо Попа – барабани
Ясен Обретенов – клавир
Сандо Сандов – тромпет
Александър Борисов – тромбон