Saturday, 9 December 2017

WE RELEASED TWO SINGLES
'REVOLUTION' AND 'VISA' THIS YEAR!

FREE UNLIMITED STREAMING VIA https://soundcloud.com/sashailyukevich
DOWNLOAD VIA https://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/

NEW ALBUM IS ON ITS WAY! NEW ALBUM OUT IN 2018!

Monday, 6 November 2017

SINGLE 'REVOLUTION' OUT NOW!


























Hearing the tumultuous applause to the 100th Anniversary of Russian October Revolution, we also feel obliged to pay our Reverence to the Heroic Ghosts of the Bolshevik Pantheon and commemorate all the consequences of their outstanding deeds that still, even now, shroud the Post-Soviet Landscape with Brilliant Red.
In Farewell,
The Maiden Kissed The Forehead Of Her Beloved,
Angels Blowing Their Horns
Over The Fresh Grave.
The Crows' Scream Either Piercing People's Hearts,
Or Got Lost Above The Billows.
The Tree Crowns Replied,
More Souls Will Be Lured To Their Doom.
Hardened Dogs Loosed Their Chains,
Viciously Howled At The New Moon.
News Like Broken Glass Scattered Around,
Erupting Tomorrow, The Revolution Comes.
Rowan Trees Afire,
Nothing Is Finer In October.
Along, Men Like Charmed Snakes Marched To The War,
Mechanically Waving Their Arms To The Red Ashes.
They Conduct Their Baptism With Blood,
Do Not Judge Such Constitution Of The Minds,
They Are Indebted To The Grief,
Thus Revolution Recurs Anew Each Day.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

WE ARE ON BELARUSIAN MUSIC RADIO SHOW 'KRAKATUK'!

Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants у праграме “Кракатук” на ”Беларускім Радыё Рацыя”: 98.1 FM – Беласток, Гародня, 99.2 FM

VERY DELIGHTED TO BE ON BELARUSIAN MUSIC SHOW 'KRAKATUK', RADIO RACYJA www.racyja.com, POLAND -BELARUS

Podcast of the show available via 

Monday, 24 July 2017

WE ARE PLAYING AT VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL!

OUR NEXT SHOW WILL BE AT VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL, PORTSMOUTH ON SATURDAY 26 OF AUGUST 2017!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

LATITUDE FESTIVAL!

OUR NEXT STOP IS LATITUDE FESTIVAL!
From Thursday, July 13 to Saturday, July 15 we are playing at 9:30pm in the Dacha, Faraway Forest! Sunday, July 16 - at 1pm and 6:30pm!


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

LAST GIG!


DON'T MISS OUR FINAL SHOW IN LONDON THIS SUMMER!

WHEN: 1st of JULY 17 - 2nd of JULY 17, NIGHT SHOW
WHERE: RICH MIX, SHOREDITCH, LONDON
HOW MUCH: FREE

MORE DETAILS:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1543908818955191/

Thursday, 22 June 2017

WE ARE ON RESONANCE FM, LONDON!



















Tune into Resonance 104.4fm this Sunday, June 25th at 3pm to hear Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants LIVE on The Relatively Good Radio Show!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

RUSSOPHONE PUNK ROCK IN SHOREDITCH!

RUSSOPHONE PUNK ROCK IN SHOREDITCH!
JOIN US AT RICH MIX, LONDON THIS SATURDAY!

*****JUNE THE 24TH ***** 8:30PM ***** FREE *****

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188668057909770/

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

RICH MIX RESIDENCY






















ANOTHER EARLY AFTERNOON ACOUSTIC SHOW AT RICH MIX THIS COMING SATURDAY!

** 24/06/2017 ** 2PM ** FREE **


Friday, 19 May 2017

SINGLE 'VISA' OUT NOW!

Monday, 8 May 2017

NEW SINGLE OUT NEXT WEEK!


























SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS

SINGLE ‘VISA’ PRESS RELEASE

'VISA' is Ilyukevich’s satirical reflection on the adversity of living in the post-Soviet dictatorship of his Motherland Belarus, and later his struggle to settle in Britain, having to comply to ever-aggressive immigration rules.

“You need a Visa to see our democracy. You are a Second Class Citizen. You need a Visa to speak out.”

In this volatile and hostile political climate, the future uncertainties provoked by Brexit act to exacerbate the conflicting opinions on the Migrant Crisis in Europe, the demagogue Trump and Putin’s imperialistic ambitions. This song addresses the evasive 'VISA' to remain as symbolic of all such biased bureaucratic systems used to create even more separation and destruction in this world.

Credits:

Sasha Ilyukevich – Vocals, Guitar
Nathan Fustec – Lead Guitar
Murray McHattie – Bass Guitar
David Bryceland – Drums and Percussion

Music Arranged by Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants

Recorded by the Highly Skilled Migrants at the Stables Studio, East Ham, London, UK

Mixed by Murray McHattie at the Stables Studio, East Ham, London, UK 
Mastered by Steve Corrao, Sage Audio, Nashville, USA

Lyrics and Music by Sasha Ilyukevich

Artwork by Moi Tran

Produced by Sasha Ilyukevich & the Highly Skilled Migrants


Monday, 27 March 2017

NEW VIDEO!

Check out this video from one of our 'Asylum' shows presented by Dash Arts and the Courtyard Theatre last year!



Saturday, 25 March 2017

BELARUS

И опять о Беларуском Бесправии...This song was released two years ago, commenting on appalling political and social injustice in #Belarus and its giant neighbour. Unfortunately, looking at current events it is still a very relevant message. #беларусь #belarus_sos #belarus #belarus_today #весна2017 #беларусь_сейчас

Monday, 6 March 2017

NEW SINGLE LAUNCH PARTY!


WEDNESDAY MAY 17!
SAVE THE DATE!
WE ARE RELEASING A NEW SINGLE!
WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM!
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17!

DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801200306807946/
TICKETS: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/392910

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


























ALL OUR MUSIC AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP! 

ВСЯ НАША МУЗЫКА НА САЙТЕ BANDCAMP! 

https://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, 9 February 2017