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Balkany are a good-time party band playing upbeat songs from the four corners of Europe.
We get the audience moving gypsy-style with a mix of covers and original music!

Band members hail from Wellington's infamous 25-piece orchestra of chaos, The Balkanistas.

Brass, percussion, strings, and squeezebox; music, wine, and good times!



“Sensational band that cooked all night. They learned a complex song on request. Their music created an instant dance floor and was enjoyed by everyone. Their professionalism in liaising directly with the venue for all technical issues saved us a lot of stress. Could not recommend this band any more highly. The highlight of our wedding.”

Matt & Hayley – A happy couple!

Matt & Hayley’s Wedding 2019

“Balkany added exactly the right energetic beats and environment to keep 900 attendees enthralled and up dancing throughout the after party at TSB Arena. Their pre-show trio also set the scene and helped build the right atmosphere in the large room at the start of the night. Thanks for your contribution to this successful night of Wellington celebration.”

John Dow — Director — Wellington Gold Awards.

Gold Awards 2018

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We're no strangers to big stages at festivals. We are also particularly suited to that weird tent at the fringes, playing into the wee hours to a surging crowd of oddballs and all-nighter types, making those tired legs shuffle and sway...

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Corporate Events

We can play mellow before the evening's events, upbeat between items, and all-out boisterous for dessert.

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Why walk down the aisle when you can dance? Or if you want to be a little more traditional, we can get the floor pumping at your reception. Special songs can be requested before the big day.

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