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

Welcome to Chaika

This year started with a bang supporting Irish multi-platinum artist Sharon Shannon for her only Sydney show at The Basement: from the likes of playing alongside Bono, Sinead O’Connor, and Alison Krauss, we felt like we were in very good company, especially when her band got cranking out the tunes and the crowd was stomping along.

Our exciting news is that we are getting ready to record our third album. We’ve spent a year and a half of work honing a dozen or so brand new tunes that we started writing at Bundanon in May 2015 while we were Artists in Residence there. Our audiences have been loving this new music as much as we do and we’re looking forward to recording it later this year.

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 happy to announce that we are on the program for several festivals coming up: Majors Creek Folk Festival, held on the 10th-12th November; Woodford Folk Festival, from 27th December-1st January; and Cygnet Folk Festival on the 12th-14th January 2018. We’re also performing at this year’s Australian Music Week on Friday 3rd November.

Join our mailing list to find out about upcoming gigs, and a release date and launch tour for our third album.