Risto Nikolic is the founder, composer, singer and violinist of Balkan Tango Vibes. Born in Bosnia (Sarajevo) he moved to Canada during the Balkan war. There he worked as a classical violinist in the London Ontario Orchestra. Later he moved to NYC where he performed with a famous NYC band called Bad Buka. In NYC he developed his own style as a performer and composer. In Vienna, he gathered a group of first class musicians, made music for dance, love, peace and good mood. Balkan Tango Vibes is rapidly growing in popularity, and is seen as one of the most interesting bands of Vienna.
BTV is currently one of the most exciting World Music bands in Austria. They support the neo – optimistic social movement and choose to look at the bright side of globalization. Being a true multi-kulti world music band, BTV play an important role in the world music sub-genre called “the crossover” or melting of world music.
Accordion / Slovakia
Guitar / Italy
Drums / Serbia
Bass / Austria