Nexus Arts Centre

Cnr North Tce & Morphett St Adelaide SA 5000

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Fairytale Noir – Zulya & Golonka

Zulya and the Children of the Underground’s Fairytale Noir

In Fairytale Noir, internationally acclaimed, ARIA award-winners Zulya & The Children of the Underground perform exquisitely arranged original music inspired by Zulya’s unique Tatar, Russian and Australian identity. Drawn from lead singer Zulya’s heritage and her interest in the fairy-tale world of storytelling and riddles, this is intriguing contemporary music with a twist. This unique selection of fairy tales and stories set to music ranges from the poignant and beautiful to the mysterious and macabre.

Zulya’s smoldering vocals are superbly supported by accordion, clarinet/bass clarinet, guitar, double bass, percussion and visual projections in a transformative performance that is nuanced and haunting.


Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death – and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!

Their instrumentals include gorgeous melodies on bowed double bass, feisty and fiery fiddle, pumping accordion and quirky clarinet. Golonka features Belinda Gehlert (violin), Dylan Woolcock (vocals, guitar and mandolin), Quincy Grant (clarinet and guitar), Gareth Chin (accordion), and Harley Gray (double bass).