The exquisite sounds of CHAIKA return to Newcastle on FRIDAY APRIL 23rd at 8pm at THE BASE

Tickets on sale now


“To say that these guys are talented would be an understatement. Mesmerising… Extraordinary” – ★ ★ ★ ★ Fine Music FM


Chaika is an ensemble that performs uniquely original compositions and re-imaginings of traditional songs. Sensuous, cinematic and sometimes irresistibly danceable, their music is a rich tapestry of vocal harmonies that weave seamlessly into instrumental dialogues. They are influenced by a range of musical genres from contemporary jazz to the Balkans. Clarinet, violin, piano, double-bass, guitar, accordion, vocals and percussion create soundscapes that go beyond the realm of folk and jazz, reinventing the textures and dynamic temperament of classical music. They have been described as “deeply touching and meditative” as well as “exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting.”

Formed of six musicians who have, between them, written for and performed with such artists as Monsieur Camembert, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, Riley Lee, Mara! & the Martenitsa Choir, The Song Company, The Rhythm Hunters, Kevin James, Baby et Lulu, Great Waitress, The London Bulgarian Choir and The Renaissance Players, on major national and international stages, they collectively bring an extraordinary depth of experience to their music. After a whirlwind creative session as resident artists at Bundanon last year, they are touring new material, yet to be revealed to awaiting audiences.


“Spine tingling a capella… sublime harmony vocals… It is easy to be enchanted” – Tony Hillier, The Australian

Where: THE BASE 3 Tudor Street, Newcastle
Tickets $30
Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8pm
Bookings close at 5pm on the day.



1) First and foremost if you feel unwell at all do not come to the venue, stay at home.
2) Consider downloading the Covid Safe app and if you have it please ensure it is running when you attend the venue.
3) When you arrive you will need to queue with the group you are attending with.
4) A staff member will allow groups to enter one at a time.
5) Please sanitise your hands
6) Please log the contact details of anyone in your group with our team
7) You will be shown to your seat, and one of our wonderful team members.
8) If throughout the evening you need to get up for a drink or wish to use the bathroom please queue with at least 1.5mtrs of social distancing.
9) After the performance please maintain your social distancing as you leave the venue, and be sure not to congregate on the footpath.


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