Vali 'SirBlues' Racila

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Vali 'SirBlues' Racila - Blues Blues Acoustic Cover folk-blues Live Act in Sighisoara

Vali 'SirBlues' Racila Short Info

An actor for 22 years, Vali Racila is a musician, psychologist, arts and drama therapist working in neuropsychiatry centres in Bacau County, Romania with residents whose disabilities range from severe psychiatric problems, severe physical disability to learning disabilities and mild social problems. 
Vali’s job is to help develop and express individual potential, group co-operation, interaction, and self-advocacy for adults with special needs.

Started playing guitar as a schoolboy in Vatra Dornei (the North-East region of Romania a.k.a. Bucovina). Then together with Fane (former “SirBlues” band mate, Stefan Adumitroaie), started playing for friends almost everywhere, including the Romanian beaches of the Black Sea.
“SirBlues” was initially a way to say hello. Later, it turned out that “SirBlues” became the name of an acoustic Blues band. The word itself comes from the Latin “Servus” (I am your servant) that had changed to, sort of… “Serving the Blues”! You can take it as “I'm serving The Blues” or even better “I'm serving you through the Blues”.

No public appearance until 1995 as the communist regime banned singing and playing English or American music.

“With a little help from my friends”... toured Austria and Belgium between 1998 and 2003, playing festivals, club gigs and at the same time visiting and playing at day centres or other places for special needs people. Unfortunately, on May 11, 2000, Stefan “SirBlues” Adumitroaie passed away.
Then another dear friend and band mate, Laurentiu Stoian “Lawrence of the Blues Harp”, a wonderful musician was lost causing him to start a solo career.
“Dealing with the Blues”, a third Belgium tour in March 2003, together with Belgium musicians Peter Werbeqmoes and Jan Blieck who joined for the “Belgium SirBlues” band, followed in 2007 by a Romanian tour.

Solo or with friends, down-home in Romania, Austria, Belgium or elsewhere, the two resonator guitars, 'Gabrielle' (a Dobro guitar), ‘Esop’ (a metal body resonator guitar), ‘Chris’ (a Chinese handmade acoustic guitar) and ‘Robert Johnson’ (a small, very old German guitar, about 110 years old) provide the music that gotta be acoustic.

Consequently, it is always Old Traditional Acoustic Blues...

An actor for 22 years, Vali Racila is a musician, psychologist, arts and drama therapist working in neuropsychiatry centres in Bacau County, Romania with residents whose disabilities range from severe psychiatric problems, severe physical disability to learning disabilities and mild social problems. 
Vali’s job is to help develop and express individual potential, group co-operation, interaction, and self-advocacy for adults with special needs.

Started playing guitar as a schoolboy in Vatra Dornei (the North-East region of Romania a.k.a. Bucovina). Then together with Fane (former “SirBlues” band mate, Stefan Adumitroaie), started playing f...

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Past Gigs Vali 'SirBlues' Racila

  • 09 | 2016 Sala Ateneului Popular Mr Gh Pastia, Focsani, Romania Focsani Blues Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Dichis'n Blues, Tulcea, Romania Workshop: "Blues pentru copii"
  • 09 | 2016 Parcul Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Bucharest, Romania Vali "SirBlues" Racila & Raul Kusak
  • 08 | 2016 Gradina Cetatii Rasnov, Romania Blues the mountains – Răcilă-Kuşak-Höfer
  • 07 | 2016 Garana (Wolfsberg), Caras-Severin, Romania WOLFBLUES
  • 05 | 2016 Suceava, Romania BLUES CON-FUSION FESTIVAL
  • 04 | 2016 KM0 Pub, Piatra Neamt, Romania Vali Racila / Tibi Ionita & Friends
  • 03 | 2016 Sighisoara, Mures, Romania Sighisoara Blues Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Centru Vechi, Suceava, Romania Handmade Blues
  • 03 | 2016 Qube, Vatra Dornei, Romania Handmade Blues
  • 03 | 2016 Aquarius, Campulung Moldovenesc, Romania Handmade Blues
  • 02 | 2016 Tîrgu Mureș, Romania Concertele Orasului
  • 11 | 2015 Deva, Romania Teatrul de Artă Deva
  • 11 | 2015 Valhalla Pub, Bacau, Romania UNITI PENTRU MIHAI
  • 11 | 2015 Teatrul Ariel, Targu Mures, Romania Freedom Blues Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Cluj Napoca, Romania Cluj Blues Fest
  • 11 | 2015 "Missy Sippy" - Gent, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 11 | 2015 "Kunstkroeg De Fagot" - Ingelmunster, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 11 | 2015 "Herberg de Avonden" - Zulte (Machelen), Belgium Roland Van Campenhout, Vali Racila en Steven De bruyn
  • 10 | 2015 "t Smiske" - Asse, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 "'tOOgenblik" - Haren (Brussel), Belgium Vali 'SirBlues' Racila, Jan Blieck en Tim Ielegems
  • 10 | 2015 "De Casino" - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout, Vali 'SirBlues' Racila & Steven De bruyn + Tiny legs Tim
  • 10 | 2015 "The Pub" - Tongeren, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 "Mon Cafe" - Hasselt, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 "Bistro Zwart Huis" - Brugge, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 "Le Petit Tonneau" - Acosse, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout & Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 "Bij' De Vieze Gasten" - Gent, Belgium Roland Van Campenhout, Vali Racila & Steven De bruyn
  • 10 | 2015 Time, Iasi, Romania Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 10 | 2015 Utopia Cafe, Iasi, Romania Bulz & Blues Band
  • 10 | 2015 Centrul de Afaceri si Expozitii Bacau, Romania TEDxBacau 2015 - Human Nature
  • 10 | 2015 Uvertura Mall, Botosani, Romania Ziua internațională a Profesorului
  • 10 | 2015 Street Pub, Comanesti, Romania Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 09 | 2015 Tulcea, Romania Delta Blues Festival "Dichis 'n Blues"
  • 07 | 2015 Muzika Charitable Trust, Nottingham, UK Muzika Celebration Weekend
  • 05 | 2015 Hamak, Iasi, Romania Bulz & Blues Festival - CANCELLED
  • 05 | 2015 Garla Morii, Suceava, Romania Blues Con-Fusion International Music Fest 'Fani Adumitroaie'
  • 04 | 2015 Hotel Premier, Botosani, Romania Regal de Blues Vali 'SirBlues' Racila
  • 03 | 2015 Reigen, Vienna, Austria Open House Blues Session @ Vienna Blues Spring 2015
  • 10 | 2014 Jazz Book, Bucharest, Romania Handmade Blues
  • 08 | 2014 Jimbolia, Romania Jimbo Blues Festival
  • 10 | 2013 Davis, Vienna, Austria Vali SirBlues Racila & Raul Kusak
  • 10 | 2013 Jazz Book, Bucharest, Romania Handmade Blues
  • 10 | 2013 Roter Keller, Bucharest, Romania Blues Roots
  • 08 | 2013 Zory, Poland Voicingers Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Talcioc Cultural, Suceava, Romania Blues No Mercy MusicFest Fani Adumitroaie
  • 05 | 2013 Dom Omladine, Pancevo, Serbia Super Blues Jam Session
  • 04 | 2012 Timisoara, Romania Blues pentru Timisoara
  • 08 | 2011 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival

Discography Vali 'SirBlues' Racila

  • 2015 Stay Styx-ed To The Blues Album | Styx Records
  • 2011 Handmade Blues Album | Fundatia Nicu Alifantis

Media

  • Video Viola Lee Blues - Vali 'Sir...
  • Video Vali 'Sir Blues' Racila @ Rost
  • Video VSR Blues Film (VSR in Stud...
  • Video Sittin' on the Top of the W...
  • Video 13 Questions Method
  • Video Vali "Sir Blues" Racila la ...
  • Video Love In Vain - VALI "SirBlu...

Origin

  • Sighisoara RO

Members

  • Vali Racila voice, guitar, banjo guitar, resophonic guitar, lap steel guitar