Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Thursday, 6 December 2012

'THE NONSENSE EXPRESS' AT LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013!

Great News! 'The Nonsense Express' - the story about our grand tour to Russia and Belarus - is part of London Short Film Festival 2013!

http://thenonsenseexpress.com/
http://shortfilms.org.uk/

Friday, 30 November 2012

'HA NUMA' ON VINYL!


OUR FIRST ALBUM 'HA NUMA' IS AVAILABLE NOW ON VINYL!
Signed Limited Edition of only 200 copies at £20

Please support us and order your copy now via info@thehighlyskilledmigrants.com

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

'HA NUMA' ON VINYL!




















Our first album 'HA NUMA' is going to be released on vinyl next month! Limited edition - signed 200 copies only at £20. If you would like to order your copy please contact us via http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants or thehighlyskilledmigrants@gmail.com. All money will be invested into recording a new album! Please support us!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

THE NONSENSE EXPRESS AT BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL


Shout out to the USA! The documentary 'The Nonsense Express' by Robert Dumas about our adventures tour to Russia and Belarus in 2010 is screening today at Black Bear Festival in Pennsylvania!

http://blackbearfilm.com/
http://thenonsenseexpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants

SASHA ILYUKEVICH: DICTATORSHIP BLUES

Check out the article by Russell Parton in NewStatesman on rocking against repression in Belarus!

Read the article here
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/culture/2012/10/sasha-ilyukevich-dictatorship-blues

Friday, 14 September 2012

Thursday, 30 August 2012

KOLYA!!!

On interview on BBC Russia, 20,000 views in 24hrs,   attempts made to hack his facebook, youtube and google accounts, insults directed to his personal email. Looks like Sasha Ilyukevich has finally arrived in the topsy-turvy, not a little frightening world of Russian Protest Rock.





Please support us and download 'KOLYA' on / Пожалуйста поддержите нас и скачайте песню 'КОЛЯ' на

iTunes- http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kolya/id523597686?i=523597855&ign-mpt=uo...
Amazon- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kolya/dp/B007Z1KUX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=133597...
CD Baby- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sashailyukevichthehighly2

Thursday, 23 August 2012

THE NONSENSE EXPRESS IS BACK TO LONDON!

'The Nonsense Express' is back to London from France and the next screening / Q&A / our GIG will be on Friday the 31 August 2012, 8pm. 

Address: Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE. 


http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/The_Nonsense_Express_Screening_Q_A_Gig/

http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants

Saturday, 11 August 2012

FESTIVAL 'PETE THE MONKEY', FRANCE, 18 AUGUST 2012

Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants will be playing at 'PETE THE MONKEY' Festival in France.

Date: 18 August 2012   2pm 

Address: PETE THE MONKEY, Saint Aubin Sur Mer, Normandy, FRANCE

Tickets: 5 евро

http://www.facebook.com/events/223523111103333/

Thursday, 26 July 2012

'THE NONSENSE EXPRESS' AT THE YARD THEATRE

The next screening of' 'The Nonsense Express' + GIG will be this Sunday, the 29th of July 2012, 8pm at the YARD Theatre, Hackney Wick, London.

http://theyardtheatre.co.uk/show/the-nonsense-express/


Thursday, 14 June 2012

THE NONSENSE EXPRESS

by AMICA on Friday, Jun 29, 2012 • 8:00 pm

THE NONSENSE EXPRESS (UK Premiere) + Q&A + Music from THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS /
Join singer/song writer Sasha Ilyukevich and his London based band The Highly Skilled Migrants as they embark on a challenging tour of Russia and Belarus, taking their unique ‘Russophone Bolsha-Nova Folk n Roll’ out on the road. The film screening will followed by a question and answer session with film director / animator Rob Dumas and the The Highly Skilled Migrants, vodka cocktails and a gig from the Band.

http://sugarhousestudios.co.uk/the-nonsense-express-film-qa-and-live-music/

http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants
http://thenonsenseexpress.com/

Address: Sugarhouse Studios, 107 High Street, Stratford, E15 2QQ

£5
Book your ticket here
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/172788

Monday, 28 May 2012

CHATSWORTH ROAD JUBILEE BEER GARDEN

A full day of blues hollerers, brass bands, balladeers, bunting, beers and other booze in and around the Old Dentist at 33 Chatsworth Rd.
Line up currently includes:

2012 Isambard Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
http://www.myspace.com/mondesirmusic

Dakota Jim and Freddie Stitz
http://soundcloud.com/dakotajim

The Cosmic Croatian Compositions of The Mak Murtic Ensemble (in a street band tuba bass style)
http://www.facebook.com/makmurticensemble

Belarussian Rock and Roll Poet Sasha Ilyukevich
http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants

The Old Dentist

33 Chatsworth Road
CLAPTON E5 0LH
LONDON  
UNITED KINGDOM

SUNDAY, the 3rd of June 2012

from 12pm
Fully Licensed Bar.
£4 in for a full day pass.

http://www.facebook.com/events/304774086277864/

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

NEW SINGLE 'KOLYA' - OUT NOW!

SINGLE 'KOLYA' - Press Release

'KOLYA' is a work inspired equally by the feelings of dread on seeing the boy Kolya, heir presumptive to a totalitarian regime, groomed for succession and the sheer absurdity of the images thrown up by the propaganda machine that paves his way; toddler Kolya receives a choreographed military parade, boy Kolya meets with the Pope, waist high to his accompanying father, Kolya inspects the military's top brass, Kolya is awarded a golden gun.

At a time when North Korea is enduring a third generation hereditary succession in a dictatorship unprecedented in living memory, this song addresses Kolya as the spectre of all such dynastic cronyism, bemoans the longevity and resilience of such regimes and mocks them with their inevitable decline.

http://soundcloud.com/sashailyukevich/new-single-kolya-out-now


Sasha Ilyukevich – vocal, electric guitar
Chris Furness – electric lead guitar, keyboards
Ned Crowther – bass guitar
Phil Brunner – drums and percussion

Recorded by Evert Taihuttu, Vittoria Wharf Studios, Hackney Wick, London, UK

Mixed by Chris Furness, Vittoria Wharf Studios, Hackney Wick, London, UK

Mastered at Sage Audio, Tennessee, United States

Lyrics by Sasha Ilyukevich
Music by Sasha Ilyukevich and Chris Furness
Produced by Sasha Ilyukevich and The Highly Skilled Migrants

Artwork – Moi Tran
http://moitran.co.uk/

Single 'KOLYA' available for download on

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

SINGLE 'KOLYA' LAUNCH - SATURDAY, 28 APRIL 2012

Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants
              Belarusian Rock 'n' Roll 

           SATURDAY, 28 APRIL 2012 
                           8PM 

      ADDRESS: 33 CHATSWORTH ROAD, 
                LONDON E5 0LH, UK 

           £5 (INCL. SHOT OF VODKA)




http://www.facebook.com/events/386395494724585/
http://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

NEW SINGLE COMING SOON

Single 'KOLYA' Launch!

Saturday, the 28th of April 2012

33 Chatsworth Road (Old Dentist)
London E5 0LH



7pm  £5 (incl. ONE SHOT OF VODKA)
http://www.facebook.com/events/386395494724585/