Otava yo hail from St. Petersburg, Russia and play mainly Russian folk songs and tunes that their parents might have known when they were young. They recently released this video for ‘The Tale of Ivan Groove’ which has its tongue in cheek moments.
The band have played at several Russian festivals over the summer as well touring in Portugal, Slovakia, Austria, Latvia and the Netherlands including the very popular Lowlands Festival in Holland.
Alexey Belkin – galician bagpipe, gusli (Russian psaltery), zhaleika, vocal;
Dmitry Shikhardin – fiddle, vocal;
Alexey Skosyrev – acoustic guitar, vocal;
Petr Sergeev – darbuca, bass drum;
Yulia Usova – violin;
Timur Sigidin – bass guitar