Valerijus Vilcinskas | MOROCCO
Mr Valerijus Vilcinskas
VALERUUS VILCINSKAS -23-02-1959. BORN IN LITHUANIA, FINISH SECONDARY FIRST SCHOOL IN ALYTUS ,LITHUANIA,
STUDY AT KUIBYSHEV/SAMARA/ INDUSTRIAL PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE IN RUSSIA, TEACHING. MASTER DEGREE 1978. FROM 1982 STUDY AT VILNIUS PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY , FACULTY OF GEOGRAPHY 1982-1994 WORKS AS TEACHER AT SCHOOL 1982-1992 DURING TEACHING TIME WORK AS 300 YOUTH COMMUNITY LEADER ALYTUS,
10 YEARS DANCE AT LIUTHUANIAN THE FOLK GROUP SONGS AND & DANCES “DAINAVA’. WORK 5 YEARS AT YOUTH TRAVEL COMPANY “SPUTNIK’, MANAGER. SINCE 1995 I LIVE IN UK
WORKING TRAVEL AND HOTEL INDUSTRY AS DUTY MANAGER. IN 2011 ESTABLISHED “EASTERN STREAM” ASSOCIATION IN CRAWLEY ,
WEST SUSSEX, CHAIRMAN. IN 2013 ESTABLISHED CRAWLEY LITHUANIAN COMMUNITY “LITAS” CHARMAN .IN 2016 ESTABLISHED TREASURE ISLAND GB COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY,DIRECTOR COMPANY .
SINCE 2012 FOR 5 YEARS ORGANIZED MIND SUMMER FESTIVAL IN CRAWLEY.
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HAWTH THEATRE WHERE WE ORGANIZING DIFFERENT CONCERTS AND MUSIC SHOWS EVENTS, FESTIVALS ART EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS , PUPPETS THEATRE PERFORMANCES AND CLOSE WORKING WITH SAFI,MOROCCO FESTIVAL PROJECTS.
Presentation Valerijus London 2019 Spring Yufuin
International Folklore Dew Festival in Crawley 2019
International Folklore DEW Festival
Dave Baker & The Hawks
With this blues & rock project, dave baker & the hawks take a look at the roots and origins of the ‘60s and ‘70s british blues boom. The band pays tribute to the ‘brit bluesmen’ of those years that made it all happen, with a repertoire based on material by john mayall, eric clapton, pete green, van morrison and many more. With the same energetic style, that characterises the ‘brit blues’ genre, dave baker & the hawks, revisit classic numbers from those ground-breaking decades.
It is the new lineup with which the english singer / drummer intends to pay a tribute to the british blues, the music that has bewitched him since the early 1960s and which began playing immediately after.
To enter his repertoire are the classic pieces of that genre, the extraordinary hits of john mayall, eric clapton, peter green, van morrison and many others that dave baker & the hawks naturally try to resume in their own way, with new arrangements.
Dave baker made his bones as a drummer in the clubs of peterborough, the english city where he was born, and immediately after on the “Beat club” circuit in germany, the same one from which most of the english bands of that period passed, beatles included.
Following the group he played with, baker arrived in italy in 1966 and soon settled in milan where he played at santa tecla with the bag’s groove, the group led by a very young demetrio stratos, a great fan of rhythm’n’blues.
Noted by aldo taglialapietra and toni pagliuca for his innovative way of playing the drums, in 1969 he was hired in the footsteps to replace michi dei rossi, who must leave for military service, and has a decisive role in directing them towards progressive rock.
In the following years he played as session man for several musicians, including celentano, and in ’77 he joined the treves blues band where he played for five years also accompanying some blues legends such as sunnyland slim and mike bloomfield.
Later he formed his own band, the baker street band with which he consolidated his prestige in the major milanese blues clubs.
In 1992 it was the turn of dave baker & motivator where he abandoned the drums to perform as a front man and singer: it is an experience that will keep him busy for twenty years especially in switzerland where he will participate in hundreds of festivals and concerts and record four albums .
With the hawks, the current band, dave baker brings over fifty years of experience.