Tuesday, 24 May 2011
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