SIMON & THE RUSKS

The Rusks were officially formed in the year 2013, when our bass guitarist Rok arranged for us to play at the Ethno Histeria festival. We were trying to decide on the name of the band at the last moment and with the help of our friend Davor, the name Rusks came from a joking suggestion. After the festival, we realized that most of us were already contributing to the making of my first album, which had started a few months before. That’s how we became Simon & The Rusks, since I contribute the music and lyrics and the Rusks help me realize them.
I always felt that music had a higher meaning for me, it meant something profound - a world that lies far away and yet is within reach, at the same time disappearing in the distance. I would never have imagined that someday I would release an album, especially because until the age of 16 I couldn't even play a simple note. It wasn’t until the summer of 2004 in Mareda, when my cousin Rok and I were on holidays and we met a young man from Bosnia named Drvo (Wood) who was a couple of years older than us. He played music all night long - rock & roll, classic tunes, you name it, we listened to everything. He had a pleasant voice. God knows if he is still alive... At that time I felt the urge to play the guitar, so I could share the joy of music with people, as well enjoy it myself.
When I returned home, I started working on repairing an old guitar and when it was finished I started playing. In the year 2011, I met Julian, our solo guitarist, at the Metelkova street district in Ljubljana. We met through a friend and a great bass guitarist, Rok Škrlj who happens to be my old childhood friend. He was the one who showed me a thing or two on the guitar. After the meeting, Julian and his friends invited me to go on holidays with them and by coincidence, the destination was none other than Mareda. After an all-day playing marathon in the early hours we decided to get some rest and enjoy a cold beer. All of a sudden someone started playing on my guitar and soon after, they mysteriously disappeared. Unfortunately, so did my guitar and my first collection of songs I had written. We looked for it all morning without any luck. Some of the songs were lost forever and yet some I was able to recall. Those are the ones you can listen to on album: Dnevnik - Diary. Enjoy the Rusks



SIMON & PREPEČENCI

Prepečenci smo uradno nastali 2013, ko se je basist Rok dogovoril za nastop na festivalu Ethno Histerija. V zadnjem momentu smo razmišljali o imenu skupine in s pomočjo prijatelja Davorja je pravzaprav iz šale nastalo ime Prepečenci. Po festivalu smo ugotovili, da smo skoraj vsi bili zraven že pri snemanju albuma, ki se je začelo že nekaj mesecev pred tem. Tako smo postali Simon & Prepečenci, saj gre za mojo avtorsko glasbo in besedila, Prepečenci pa mi jih pomagajo zažgati kot je treba! 
Pravzaprav mi je glasba že od nekdaj pomenila nekaj več, nekaj resnega, svet, ki prihaja od nekje daleč in hkrati izginja daljavi. Nikoli si nisem predstavljal, da bom kdaj izdal svoj album, do 16. leta nisem znal zaigrati niti enega osnovnega akorda. Mislim, da je bilo poletje 2004 v Maredi, ko sva z bratrancem na počitnicah spoznala nekaj let starejšega Bosanca, kot se spomnim so ga klicali Drvo. Cele noči nam je igral, od rock'n'rolla do klasike, poslušali smo vse, poleg tega je pa še dobro pel. Bog ve ali je še živ… Takrat sem pridobil tudi sam strast do kitare, da bi delil veselje do glasbe ljudem ali pa vsaj sebi. Ko sem prišel nazaj sem se takoj lotil popravila stare kitare, ki je ležala doma in začel igrati. 
Solo kitarista Julijana sem spoznal na Metelkovi leta 2011, preko prijatelja in odličnega basista Roka Škrlja, s katerim se poznava že od otroštva in mi je tudi kdaj pa kdaj pokazal kaj na kitari. Kmalu po tem pa so me Julijan in njegova družba povabili z njimi na morje za en dan in po naključju smo šli prav v Maredo. Po celem dnevu igranja smo si v jutranjih urah privoščili pivo, nekdo pa je kar začel igrati na mojo kitaro in kmalu mistično izginil. S prvo kitaro pa je prav tako izginila moja prva zbirka avtorskih pesmi. Iskali smo jo celo jutro, ampak brez uspeha. Nekaj pesmi je za vedno odšlo, nekatere pa sem si lahko priklical iz spomina in jih lahko poslušate tudi na albumu Dnevnik. Pa dober tek!

band members | Člani benda

Simon Urbas

Simon, 1988, singer songwriter, also fisherman, flytier and engineer. Former and steering wheel of the band The Rusks.

Kristijan Buzeti

Kristijan - Kiki, the only slovenian with the afro groove. The heart of rhythm in The Rusks. Playing also with many other bands and working also as studio musican.

Damir Vintar

Damir join us in the year 2015. He is working with a lot of bands like: Dirty Sanches, Karavana iluzij,.. and now also with the Rusks. We already recorded songs for second album together and he connected very good with us. He is working in production on RTV Slovenia.

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