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 started 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.

Head over to bandcamp to hear more of our music.


After spending two wonderful weekends at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival and Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, where we happily aired some of our new songs to very appreciative audiences, we are now excited to announce our next concert: a very special evening on Friday 11 December at The Basement in Sydney with a 17 piece orchestra. Not only will we be playing some of our best repertoire with them, we also have an amazing secret guest act who will be performing with the orchestra as well. We can’t wait for it and neither should you – book your tickets today!