‘Overwhelming sheer magnetism… lusty masculinity’.The Guardian
‘As rough as a sawmillers beard as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal.’Anton Chekov
As featured on ABC TV’s Australian Story (twice!), join the choir dubbed the ‘Most Handsome Russian Male Choir to be seen in the Southern Hemisphere’ – DUSTYESKY as they warm up ahead of their very special show at The Sydney Opera House later this May. When 28 bearded blokes from the Northern Rivers coastal community of Mullumbimby came together to share beers and sing Russian songs, something extraordinary and frankly bizarre happened, and Dustyesky was born. None of them have a connection to Russia or even speak the language, yet Dustyesky has gained global notoriety, and stardom in the motherland, for their spirited renditions of Red Army and traditional Russian folk songs.
Performing in four-part harmonies with gusto and lan, Dustyesky has amazed crowds at Woodford Folk Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Falls Festival, Melbourne Fringe and most recently WOMADelaide becoming instant festival icons with their extraordinarily powerful voices, potent masculinity and rustic charm. The Dustyesky repertoire features the unforgettable ‘State Anthem of the Russian Federation’, alongside such classics as ‘Orchy Chornye’, ‘The Red Army is the Strongest’ and ‘Kalinka’, amidst lesser-known, no less breathtaking show-stoppers. As rough as a sawmiller’s beard, yet as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal like the wind of the Siberian steppes. Book now! Enjoy a meal and a vodka before the show with the Balcony Sessions featuring Sarah Standos jazzy-soulful voice from 6pm on the balcony.