Music Programme

Partibrejkers

Serbia

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Partibrejkers (Partybreakers) are a Serbian rock band. The band was formed in 1982 and they released their first album in 1985 as a quartet made up of two guitarists, a drummer and a singer. The band has experienced numerous line-up changes since, but the unchangeable core of the band are Zoran Kostić “Cane” (vocals) and Nebojša Antonijević “Anton” (guitar). As a concert attraction they are appreciated across ex-Yugoslavia. One of their impressive concerts was the one in Belgrade’s Student Cultural Center (SKC) featuring Emir Kusturica, Jim Jarmusch and Johnny Depp as special guests. During their career, they played together with performers such as Chuck Berry and Motörhead. A version of Berry’s hit Johnny Be Good is one of the rare covers in their discography comprising eight studio albums. The Kingdom of the Poor, their latest album was released last year. In 2012, the band celebrated its 30th anniversary with a concert in the Belgrade Sports Hall.

Partibrejkers are characterized by a punk attitude and garage rock sound. Their song lyrics in Serbian are a convincing piece of evidence that rock and roll is not only an ephemeral fashion imported from the West. They are at the same time the founders of a tradition as well as its vocal and adored representative.

The current line-up of the band is a quartet, as it includes Darko Kurjak (drums) and Zlatko Veljović “Laki” (bass guitar).