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. 2016 has so far seen us take a few months hiatus while various band members were overseas, and 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. A year later, this May, we’ve taken the short window of time when everyone was in the country to tour up and down the coast. It was a wonderful two weeks well spent performing and honing our new music to wonderfully appreciative and on occasion sold out audiences. We will continue to work on more new music until everyone is once again in the country around September – so look out for more gigs then!

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.


Thank you so much to everyone who came to support us on our May 2016 tour! We had such a wonderful time meeting new faces and catching up with old friends. A big shout out to everyone who housed us while we were on the road, we were well spoilt. Our next gig is in Sydney in September at Humph Hall, but Brisbanites we have something very special planned for you later in the year… Watch this space!