Accomplished guitar player Zhenya Rock bridged the gap between Romani ( Gypsy) rooted and Balkan traditional folk music with rock and jazz styles developing his own brilliant and unique eclectic format. This signature guitar style is a blazing combination that is eccentric and powerful and it does set new standards in the guitar world.
Zhenya is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, guitar virtuoso, songwriter, musical producer, touring musician, composer, and arranger with more than thirty years of performing and recording experience. He has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. He is a fearless, and true master to create sound right on stage using loop station by layering sounds he produces right in front of you. He is one of the founders and lead guitarist of the band Red Elvises until 2004. In 2004 he left the band and start the electric-Roma (Gypsy) ethno-rock band Balkan Laikas (a.k.a. Flying Balalaika Brothers)
Zhenya also worked across Europe and England and co-wrote songs with legendary singer Arthur Brown ( Crazy World of Arthur Brown), Performed and produced the acoustic project Zeegrass with drummer Pat Mastelotto ( King Crimson). Recently was featured by Frog Collective ( Guy Laliberte former co-founder of Cirque du Soleil ) for writing Nukutepipi ( Atoll in French Polynesia) theme song
“I record and produce music of many genres for different clients as well in my studio which I built over the years. I’ve put together, composed, and arranged music for local and international artists movie soundtracks and played parts as a guest performer on over 30 records. Since I play multiple instruments, I tend to think about the parts on those instruments suitable for compositions and songs which could feel kosher, listenable, and feel right, what is for sure sets me apart from others.” - interview