AXiS

Romania
Ranko Varga - Drums
Dejan Kotarčić - Bass
Silviu Dan Iliescu - Vox/Guitar

Raw, strong and bold – these are the words that characterize the Romanian-Serbian trio, with roots in a little Serbian town, named Kladovo, situated at the shore of the Danube, but whose soul wanders around the American grouds, where the blues was born.

Although the influences are obvioues, AXiS gives the meaning of blues a new perspective – somehow like a wolf in sheep's clothing – that gives the trio an unique flair on the current romanian music market.

The band recorded its first album around fall 2016 in a boheme studio located in Belgrade’s suburbs. Being recorded live, with only small retouches, the band’s debut album is designed to express the primordial, scorching and direct sound that takes birth when the band members put their imagination together.

2017 marks the bands most active year, playing almost all the blues festivals in Romania, like:Focșani Blues Festival, Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi, WolfBlues Gărâna, Blues Con-Fusion Suceava, Jimbo Blues Jimbolia.

In the spring of 2018, AXiS was the ambassador of Romania at the European Blues Challange, in Hell, Norway, attending also one of the biggest blues festivals in Norway, Blues in Hell. The arrival of spring also marks the release of their debut album, First Punch.