Vespera

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Vespera - Metal Live Act in Cluj Napoca

Vespera Short Info

2005, Dorin Panduru and Vlad Popovici, two musicians from Cluj-Napoca, start a new
musical project that aims to promote a different kind of musical mix, more specifically powergoth.
This represents the birth of Vespera, a band which later enrolls Andrei Călbăjos
(keyboards), Flaviu Sătmar (drums), Vlad Negrea (guitar) and Teodora Bârla (vocals).
They make their debut on November 24th, 2006, sharing the stage with Voices of Silence
and Grimus. After this moment, new horizons open for the band. Cash, Trooper, Seven, Altar,
Shadowsail, Abigail, Krypton are few of the names with whom Vespera plays in concerts all
over the country.
In 2007 Vespera opens for the Dutch band Next Waste Dimension in Sibiu meets
Deventer event. The end of the same year represents the moment when the first demo of the
band, Vespera, produced by Tibor Baszo (Alias Music), is released.
The following year, Vespera wins the first place in the Maximum Rock – Suport pentru
Underground contest and Festival, with their Mary of Bethany. After that, Vespera starts touring
in Iaşi, Suceava, Paşcani and Bacău, alongside two other bands from Cluj-Napoca,
Stereofeelings and All One, with whom they share a compilation containing a few songs of each
band.
The band decides to take a break, in order to prepare for their debut album and also due
to numerous changes of band members. Thus, 2011 brings the release of Desert of the Real, with
the help of Tibor Bazso (Alias Music) an album considered to be unique in its ability to mix a
wide variety of musical genres, ranging from industrial, electro and hardcore to death metal and
even oriental: The album released by Vespera is far from sounding like a typical debut album.
Moreover, it would be great if other debut albums belonging to other bands sounded as good as
this one (…). The album is very complex and the songs well-built, and it is a real reward for the
band as well as a step forward in their career. (Ioana-Cristina Teodorescu, in ArtAct Cluj, 31
Oct 2011). Right after the release of the album, the vocalist Teodora Bârla decides to leave the
band and her absence is filled by Dudu Isabel.
In 2012, Vespera wins the gand prize of Posada Rock Festival (Câmpulung Muscel),
thus qualifying in the GBOB România final. Due to personal reasons, one of the co-founders,
steps out of the project for an undetermined period. At the dawn of 2014, another band member
leaves (Răzvan Moca), but the band also celebrates the arrival of two new members: drummer
George Chereji and guitarist Ritchie Bordea, respectively, with whom Vespera takes a step
further stylistically speaking, thanks to Ritchie’s fresh and bold musical style.
For the past three years, the band has performed in dozens of concerts and Festivals
throughout the entire country, among which Peninsula, Artmania, Rock in Parc, and Maximum
Rock Festival, sharing the stage with famous national and international bands, such as The
Animals, My Dying Bride, Leaves' Eyes, 69 Eyes. Also, in 2013 the band wins the first place in
the metal category of Rock’N’Iasi Festival.
In the following year, the band performs at the We Are Rockin The City Festival in Cluj-
Napoca, Posada Rock Festival, Rock’N’Iaşi, Celebrating Finland, Rock for Livia, the Wacken
National Final (runner up), and many more.
In the March of 2015, the band’s line-up changes again, when frontman Dudu Isabel
leaves the band and Teodora Bârla takes his place, whom after a three years of absence takes
back her role in Vespera. Richie Bordea also decides to leave the band, thus returning to the 5
members line-up form.
The band members are currently working on a new album, more public appearances,
pursuing the promotion of their musical style and message.
Current line-up (2015):
• Teodora Bârla (vocals)
• Dorin Panduru (guitar and vocals)
• Johann Hentz (bass)
• Andrei Călbăjos (keyboard, synth, samples)
• George Chereji (drums)

2005, Dorin Panduru and Vlad Popovici, two musicians from Cluj-Napoca, start a new
musical project that aims to promote a different kind of musical mix, more specifically powergoth.
This represents the birth of Vespera, a band which later enrolls Andrei Călbăjos
(keyboards), Flaviu Sătmar (drums), Vlad Negrea (guitar) and Teodora Bârla (vocals).
They make their debut on November 24th, 2006, sharing the stage with Voices of Silence
and Grimus. After this moment, new horizons open for the band. Cash, Trooper, Seven, Altar,
Shadowsail, Abigail, Krypton are few of the names with whom Vespera plays in concerts all
over the country.
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Origin

  • Cluj Napoca RO

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • Teodora Bârla vocal
  • Dorin Panduru guitar and vocals
  • Johann Hentz bass player
  • Andrei Călbăjos keyboard, synth, samples
  • George Chereji drums
  • Csiki Alex manager

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