Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Lilly of the West celebrates 15th anniversary


On Tuesday 17 May, Lilly of the West (BG) celebrated their 15th anniversary. The date also coincided with the birthday of Lilly Drumeva. A party was held in Sofia Live Club, with many guests and musicians on stage. A film-documentary and history of the band was shown on the video wall before the concert. Ex-band members attended and greetings were sent by several associations.

Lilly Drumeva and her band are presented with a birthday cake

Lilly of the West was formed in 1996 by Lilly Drumeva in Sofia. Shortly after releasing a debut album, the band toured successfully throughout Europe and the US, winning European and international bluegrass music awards. Lilly of the West has a large repertoire, including country, bluegrass, swing, jazz, pop, and Irish folk. The band has released eight albums to date; the latest (Lovin’ you) has been recorded in Prague with some of the best Czech musicians. Currently, Lilly of the West is recording a retro album, with jazz and swing standards from the 1940s.

Lilly is interviewed for television. Watch the interview here