Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants

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Belarusian Troubadour Sasha Ilyukevich & his British band 'The Highly Skilled Migrants' create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and topical lyricism. Ilyukevich writes songs in Russian to capture the essence of Eastern-Slavic heritage but also translates his lyrics to English to convey the ideas behind his songs and share the nuances of language and emotion. His songs fuse Western and Eastern-Slavic sensibilities to bridge a historical divide and engage understanding between two cultures to reverse prejudice between East and West.

Sasha Ilyukevich has been creating music and performing for the past 10 years. His songs often address political and social imbalances, particularly in the former-USSR. Ilyukevich’s first album ‘Ha Numa’ was banned from radio play in Belarus due to its perceived political subversion. His music has received positive press support in the UK, featuring on BBC World Service and New Statesman. In addition, Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants have a long history performing at ‘Dash Arts’ events, promoting international cultures in Britain. In 2016 the band was selected to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival, UK. Ilyukevich's songs have been also streamed on BBC Late Junction and Tom Robinson Radio Shows.

​"Wow...Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants...They're Something Else...and what a name!" - Max Reinhardt, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

"Real Discovery for me" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

​****"A Genuine Individualist"**** - CEEL (CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN LONDON REVIEW)

"Utterly Compelling" - Morning Star (Socialist Daily Newspaper published in Great Britain)

​"Transporting, Wild and Inspiring" - Clem Cecil, Pushkin House

​"Exceptional Artist" - Josephine Burton, Dash Arts

Belarusian Troubadour Sasha Ilyukevich & his British band 'The Highly Skilled Migrants' create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and topical lyricism. Ilyukevich writes songs in Russian to capture the essence of Eastern-Slavic heritage but also translates his lyrics to English to convey the ideas behind his songs and share the nuances of language and emotion. His songs fuse Western and Eastern-Slavic sensibilities to bridge a historical divide and engage understanding between two cultures to reverse prejudice between East and West.

Sasha Ilyukevich has been creating music and performing for the past 10 years. His songs oft...

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Past Gigs Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants

  • 07 | 2018 Latitude Festival Suffolk, UK
  • 05 | 2018 Pushkin House, London Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants
  • 03 | 2018 Servant Jazz Quarters, London Pусофон / Russophone Post-Punk back in East London!
  • 12 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Dash Asylum
  • 11 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Five Years with Dash Arts in the Post-Soviet World
  • 10 | 2017 New Cross Inn, London Russophone Punk Rock comes to South London!
  • 08 | 2017 Victorious Festival Portsmouth, UK
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Early Afternoon Acoustic Show at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Evening Acoustic Show at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Russophone Punk Rock at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Russophone Punk Rock at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Russophone Punk Rock at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Latitude Festival, UK Russophone Punk Rock at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 07 | 2017 Rich Mix, London ART NIGHT AT RICH MIX
  • 06 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Early Afternoon Acoustic Show at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 06 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Russophone Punk Rock at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 06 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Early Afternoon Acoustic Show at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 06 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Evening Acoustic Show at Dash Arts Dacha
  • 05 | 2017 The British Library, London Russophone Punk Rock at the British Library!
  • 05 | 2017 Rich Mix, London Dash Café: The Émigré Flight from Russia
  • 05 | 2017 London New Single Launch Party at Servant Jazz Quarters
  • 12 | 2016 London ASYLUM, the Courtyard Theatre
  • 11 | 2016 London ASYLUM, the Courtyard Theatre
  • 10 | 2016 London ASYLUM, the Courtyard Theatre
  • 07 | 2016 Suffolk 5 gigs at Latitude Festival, UK
  • 07 | 2016 London Rich Mix, London

Discography Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants

  • 2018 Minsk - OUT in October, 2018 Album |
  • 2017 Revolution Single |
  • 2017 VISA Single |
  • 2015 I'm Ugly Single |
  • 2015 Songs under the Bridge Album | Pyarshak, Minsk
  • 2015 What is to be done? Single |
  • 2014 Mio Moi Single |
  • 2013 Railway Liquid Single |
  • 2012 Kolya Single |
  • 2011 On the Edge of Your Spring Single |
  • 2009 Ha Numa Album | Bomba-Piter, Russia

Media

  • Video SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGL...
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  • Sound Revolution / Революция
  • Video Sasha Ilyukevich & The High...
  • Video SASHA ILYUKEVICH - 'MAN X'
  • Video SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGH...
  • Sound What is to be done? / Что Д...
  • Sound Your Love / Твоей Любви
  • Sound Hologram / Голограмма

Fan Radar

1,239 Fans
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211 Follower

Origin

  • London GB

Members

  • Sasha Ilyukevich Singer, Guitarist
  • Nathan Fustec Lead Guitarist
  • Murray McHattie Bass Guitarist
  • David Bryceland Drummer