Artist Summary

Genres: World Fusion / Acoustic / Avantgarde / New Age
Label: Didgiland Records

Druyd Bio

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Druyd is a Croatian/Australian band that performs world music with an unusual acoustic instrumental set-up consisting of didgeridoo, guitar and female vocal. The foundation of their music is built upon the virtuosity of Dubravko Lapaine, one of the most revered didgeridoo performers in the world. In the past five yeats, Druyd has released their debut album "Dronas" and has held almost200 concerts throughout Croatia, Slovenia, France, Italy, Austria and Spain. Some of their performances have included guest appearances at musical festivals such as the famous Maribor "Lent" festival (2010), other known Slovenian festivals like jazz-folk festival Keltika (2010) and opain-air Kamfest (2011), as well as European influential didgeridoo events such as the Italian "DidjinOz" (2010), French "Tribal Elek" (2011), "Le Souffle du Reve" (2012) and "Le Reve de l'Aborigene" (2013). The band formed during the recording of Lapaine's solo CD "Kosmopterix" when he combined his didgeridoo with other musical instruments. Some of these compositions were Druyd's first: "Misao iz daleka" and "The Spatialist". At the "World of Music Awards", one of the most internationally renowned world music contests, "Misao iz daleka" was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for 2009.

A rare and unusual combination of acoustic instruments and vocals form the basis of Druyd's melodious music. However, the compositions are highly unpredictable, flowing readily through uncountable time measures, timbre and color changes. Druyd's musical creations are based on the flawlessly performed didgeridoo that delivers complex percussive rhythms and sound sculptures and the ethereal voice of the singer that touches the heart. The intricate acoustic and classical guitar lines melodically bind the music together into a rich full-bodied soundscape.
There are several elements in Druyd's music that can be found in many different music styles - on the one hand, the characteristic "world music" vibe, while on the other hand, rhythmic grooves and expressions that can even be recognised from funky-jazz as well as tribal-dance formats.

The band's utmost professional approach and high level of stage experience makes their live performances powerful and convincing, and yet sensual and expressive at the same time. Particularly due to Lapaine's strong stage presence and his poetic narrative, as well as the brilliant vocal moments of Mary Crnkovic-Pilas, the audiences at Druyd's concerts are propelled into a musical journey to the fantastic druydical world.

Dubravko Lapaine has in recent years conquered audiences throughout the world with his solo didgeridoo performances. Performing at all the most noteworthy didgeridoo festivals in Europe, he has validated his status as one of the most virtuoso and acclaimed modern didgeridoo artists. Through his compositions, as well as designing and producing new types of didgeridoos, he has transformed the traditional sound of the didgeridoo beyond every preconceived idea.

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Press

»With these astral aboriginal stories you depart for a meditation. You fly over the spatial dimensions within a few minutes and listen to the weightlessness of infinite space, the waves of the deep sea and the mystique of a yet deeper forest. Druyd is a breathing teacher and balm for the ears. The didgeridooish noisy siren announced the departure of the ship.«
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-Robert Suša, Radio Student

»Sometimes a band comes along that offers something so new, so refreshing, and so unique that missing out on their music would be a crime. Many cool alternative bands get lost in the shuffle of average joe bands. This next band will certainly need not worry about this as they are making music that makes them instantly stand out above the masses.«
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-Isaac Davis Jr., BGS, MBA, Junior's Cave Online Magazine

"For the duration of the half hour concert, a crammed Sax could be convinced of what the "new sound" really is and will most probably remember this performance for a long time to come as it was throughout quite a rarity in a sea of pop, kitsch and outright copy/paste imitations."
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-Horvi, Glas.ba - Internet Music Magazine

"Druyd performs an amazing and unusually consistent and harmonious sound combination, which sounds very rich and unpredictable. The band is very well rehearsed and their live acoustic performance is so strong in expression and sensual at the same time. A great concert by Druyd in Kulturni dom Krsko!"
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-Katja Ceglar, director, Kulturni dom Krsko

"Lapaine is a wizard who crams sounds of wind into three long, wooden wind instruments and modifies them at his will, forming them into subtle sound sculptures. It often reminds one of electronic effects, beats and diabolical samplers..."
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-Horvi, Glas.ba - Internet Music Magazin

"BlackMary stood up and showed the whole range of her vocals. She sings in an archaic way combining vox- extended technique with mute improvised arias which evoke the enormous desert expanse calling to the spirits of the past."
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-Horvi, Glas.ba - Internet Music Magazine

"Du, definitely one of the most prolific and amazing didgeridoo players in the world, creates an acoustic environment of different music instruments just by playing his didgeridoo."
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-Katja Ceglar, director, Kulturni dom Krsko

"His unbelievable abilities on the didgeridoo surpasses every preconceived idea - his beats and rhythms pull in the "other side" while at the same time bring us down to earth, the ethereal voice of the singer touches the heart, while Igor binds everything together melodically. They all play together - and each on his own. Dubravko has transformed the traditional sound of the didgeridoo, which is no longer just a "tribal instrument", and yet creates "tribal" worlds."
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-Breda Špacapan

"This combination of elements that is Druyd, is all you need on a hot summer day while being one with nature. Warm sounds cover you like a whip of honey you just wait to be licked of, but when the spell is over you find a craving for something more. When the last drone from the didgeridoo has died away, the silence must be replaced by heavier sounds. Druyd provides the soundtrack of love and the making. The ultimate soundscape for the beautiful sunny days."
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Gigs


For a complete list of Druyd's past gigs go here.

Technical Requirements

Download the Druyd's technical rider (includes the stage plot, equipment requirements, and full technical description).

Contact

Druyd Management and Booking:
Danka Tišljar
Bleiweisova 24, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
mail | druydband@gmail.com
phone | +385 95 8026100

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