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Biography

The Russian gypsy trio Loyko (Лойко) was established in 1990. The band was established in 1990 by Sergey Erdenko (originally as a duet with Igor Staroselzev). It can be called a music laboratory. During the 14-year existance of the band, many high-class musiciants played in it, including Oleg Ponomarev (violin), Vadim Kulitzkiy (guitar), Leonsia Erdenko (vocal, percussion), Alexey Bezlepkin (guitar); each one influenced the development of the music style of group although throughout this period, Russian gypsy music formed the base style of the band. The current lineup includes Sergey Erdenk, George Osmolovskiy and Michael Savichev.

Frequent tours and meeting other musicians at concerts and fesivals have gavin Loyko a wide range of ideas from Celtic, traditional Romanian, traditional Hungarian, and European classic music. The band members compose their own material.

The offical website is http://www.loyko.net/. There are some videos here and some of their songs can be downloaded. Also some of their songs can be downloaded from the unofficial web site: http://loyko.gypsy.ru/

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