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

Welcome to Chaika

2014 saw Chaika go from strength to strength, with the first half spent recording our second album I Monti and touring it up and down the east coast of Australia to wonderful audiences and critical acclaim. 2015 has seen us make several festival appearances including at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, and most recently we were honoured to spend some time as Artists in Residence at Bundanon, where we’ve start working on material for our third album.


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



We had a wonderful time at the National Folk Festival over Easter. Thank you to everyone who supported our music! It was great to see the long lines waiting to get in to our venues and we hope that those who wanted to see us did get a chance to at some point over the festival. We’re now recovering from an intense week of work during our May residency at Bundanon, where we workshopped at least half a dozen songs within the space of four days and performed three of them to a very lucky audience in Nowra. You can see a beautiful collection of photos from our time there and a video of a new song in the working on our facebook page.