About the orchestra
Members of the BAO band know each other back from the high school and university days, when they were together in the band "Frula", playing and traveling all over the world. In the meantime, they finished their education and began to take different jobs. The BAO band was formed from the need of that small group of friends to expand their musical horizons while socializing and having good fun.
Every man has his hobby which is fulfilling and relaxing: playing football on weekends, playing chess, going to the gym - our fun is to play in the orchestra! BAO annually plays at over a hundred various celebrations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. We play acoustic instruments, without the synthesizers or midi files matrix. We pay special attention to the original interpretations and arrangements, which are then adapted to the nature of our instruments.Our sound can best be described as a variant of unplugged music, flavored by good taste, smiles, positive attitude and great energy.
Members of the Belgrade Acoustic Orchestra
Milan Milović - Mića
Mića finished music high school for the violin, and later he was driven to play the guitar. One of the most experienced musicians in the band, he played in the band of "Cigani Ivanovici" and later with many eminent musicians in Belgrade. Always smiling and positive, his playing and singing emit incredible energy for which he is famous. Micko hold a degree as a graduate forestry engineer, and by vocation is a marketing manager in a successful private company. In addition to music, his hobby is violin making, cooking and sailing, and most recently catering, and that very successfully. To think what he had to go trough to become the leader of the BAO!
Radoslav Jovičić - Rade
Rade has been playing for nine years now. He graduated the clarinet in the class of professor Nikola Kuvelić. In addition to the clarinet, he plays the soprano, alto and tenor saxophone. He owns a music studio and has produced several successful music editions, and owing to his considerable knowledge of music production, he is in charge of setting and adjusting sounds of all the instruments in the band. Beside the music, his job is marketing and PR - and therefore he is engaged on promotion of the orchestra. He holds a degree in economy. His favorite motto is: "Funk is a space that lives between the two notes!"
Dragan Pavlović - Gale
Gale started playing music when he was ten years old. He finished elementary music school, where he picked up the basics of music, and everything else he learned from professor Vasović. He performed around the world with band "Frula". He is a graduate engineer, and one of a few musicians who resisted moving to the synthesizer and remained faithful to the natural sound of the accordion.
Aleksandar Lazić - Laza
The best bassist among the urologists and vice versa! He has been playing music for more than 30 years, after finishing the lower music school for the accordion. He is a laureate of many domestic and international competitions. In the meantime he found love for the bass and, already having solid musical basis, he began exploring the new instrument. He also graduated from the medical faculty and became an urologist, but managed to synchronize harmoniously his love with other pleasures. He likes good music and good fun :)
Igor Veličković - Pumpi
Pumpi plays drums since 1988, a hobby that in time grew into love and then became his main occupation. Having passed through various genres, listening to a wide range of music and played at many concerts, rallies and ceremonies, he built a specific musical expression, constantly upgrading and providing that special, energetic way of music playing so appreciated and loved by the other members of the band. His models are Ian Paice, Billy Cobham, Simon Phillips, Colaiuta, Gaddi, Chambers, Beauford, Manda and many other drummers who helped him form his specific musical style. He is one of the funniest band members, witty, restless in telling funny stories spicing up the atmosphere at the gigs. His motto is: "I know how much I don’t know!"
Milovan Jovičić - Mika
The youngest member of the band, gained musical education in Mladenovac, and formed his musical technique and style in the class of both Moma Stanojevic and Mira Agbaba. A laureate in a musical contest "Carevčevi dani", and a passionate fan and collector of all genres of music involving the violin (Serbian folk music, the Vlach music, Romanian, Gypsy, Hungarian music), he further expanded his musical skills and experience by playing in several orchestras of the RTS (Serbian Broadcasting Corporation). His music idols are Carevac, Rade Jašarević, Aca Sisic, Moma Stanojevic, Ignace Chen and Roby Lakatosz. Beside his love for the violin, he is helplessly in love with information and web technology, programming and computer world in general. This electrical engineer life motto is: "Think simple, be decisive, be different!"