PADDY AND THE RATS
BLOODSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE
Since 2005, Russkaja have been touring through Europe and guaranteeing turbo party power
at festivals and in clubs all over the continent.
The band’s energetic frontman Georgij Makazaria and his vibrant metal appearance make
people bounce frenetically, dance the pogo and scream their heads off. He is supported by
the hard and precise rhythm section consisting of drums, bass and guitar as well as the melody
section of violin, sax and the potete, a unique bass-trumpet. Together, the studied musicians
follow their passion for live music and race through the melodies of Eastern Europe.
Russkaja play with Slavic clichés and melancholic minor melodies which then pick up speed
again and invite you to dance. The beat of the so-called turbo polka with a Jamaican ska-
offbeat makes the people’s feet and souls celebrate, dance and happily forget all their woes.
Excursions into punk rock, metal and dub-step also make even lovers of the harder genres
shake their heads.
Since 2008, Russkaja are the house band of the Austrian late night show “Willkommen
Österreich”, where they accompany the performances of star musicians in their own musical
style – russifying and balkanising their latest hits.