Folky balkan jazz with cinematic classicism
…   spellbinding beauty … exhilarating energy.

Welcome to Chaika

The year 2015 closed with Chaika making a highly anticipated appearance at classic Sydney venue The Basement with a 17 piece orchestra, with the Lucy Wise Trio as our wonderful support act. 2016 has seen us take a few months hiatus while various band members have been overseas, but in the meantime we’ve continued work on material for our third album that started at Bundanon in May 2015 when we were Artists in Residence there. This is in preparation for two weeks in May when everyone’s home, so we’re taking that time to tour up and down the coast – check the dates opposite and see if we’re playing somewhere near you!

I Monti, the title track from Chaika’s latest album.
Head over to our YouTube channel to view more.

Head over to bandcamp to hear more of our music.


We’re very pleased to announce a new Sydney date for our tour on Thursday 19 at Camelot, where we’ll share the stage with the wonderful Mara & Llew Kiek. Really looking forward to this show! So we now have 8 dates in NSW and ACT – check them out to the right or on our gigs listing, and if you see any that are happening in spots where you know folks that would just love to see us, be sure to let them know!