Neverne Bebe

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Neverne Bebe
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Neverne Bebe in 2007, from left to right: Vladan Đurđević, Jana Šušteršič, Milan Đurđević, Vladimir Ružičić, Saša Ranđelović and Jelena Pudar
Background information
Origin Belgrade, Serbia
Genres Rock, progressive rock, pop rock
Years active 1993 – present
Labels Take It Or Leave It Records, Red Line Records, Hi-Fi Centar, BK Sound, PGP-RTS, City Records
Associated acts Smak, Frenki, Nova Zemlja, Viktorija, All Stars Osvajači, Čutura i Oblaci, Bajaga i Instruktori, Atlantida
Website www.neverne-bebe.com
Members Jelena Pudar
Tijana Sretković
Milan Đurđević
Vladan Đurđević
Saša Ranđelović
Vladimir Ružičić
Nemanja Savić
Past members Bane Jelić
Čeda Macura
Billy King
Dušan Šubarević
Gorica Ponjavić
Aleksandar Tasić
Goran Marinković
Duca Ivanišević
Jana Šušteršič
Andreja Stojić

Neverne Bebe (Serbian Cyrillic: Неверне Бебе; trans. The Unfaithful Babies) are a Serbian rock band from Belgrade.

History[edit]

1990s[edit]

The band was formed in 1993 by a former Nova Zemlja, Smak and Frenki keyboardist Milan Đurđević. The first lineup featured Vladan Đurđević (bass guitar), Bane Jelić (a former Viktorija backing band member, guitar), Čeda Macura (drums) and Puniša Zeljković, also known as Billy King (vocals). The band had its first performance on April 4, 1993 in Belgrade. The band's debut, progressive rock-oriented album Neverne Bebe I was released in 1994.[1] It featured the hits "Veliki je Bog" ("Lord is Great") and "1000 godina" ("1000 Years"). Neverne Bebe I also featured a cover of the song "Daire" ("Tambourine"), originally released by Milan Đurđević's former band Smak. The Neverne Bebe version featured a guest appearance by Smak guitarist Radomir Mihajlović Točak.

After the success of the first album, Macura and Jelić left the band. The guitarist Saša Ranđelović (a former Čutura i Oblaci member), drummer Dušan Šubarević and female vocalist Gorica Ponjavić became the band's new members. This lineup held its first concert in Podgorica on May 25, 1994. In 1996, the band started recording their second studio album. At the end of 1996, Billy King left the band, and was replaced by Aleksandar Tasić, and in August 1997 Šubarević left the band and was replaced by Goran Marinković. Neverne Bebe II was released in 1997, featuring hits "Godine srama" ("Years of Shame"), "Divlje svinje" ("Wild Pigs"), "Stranac" ("Stranger") and the band's cult ballad "Dvoje" ("Couple").

2000s[edit]

In 2001, the band released the album Neverne Bebe III – Južno od sreće (Unfaithful Babies III – South of Happiness),[2] which was more pop rock-oriented than the band's previous releases. The album featured hits "Ljubav" ("Love"), "Balkan" and "Gotovo" ("Over").

In 2003, vocalists Ponjavić, Tasić and Marinković left the band, and two female singers, Jelena Pudar and Jana Šušteršič, and the drummer Duca Ivanišević joined the band. This lineup held its first concert in Herceg Novi. In 2004, the band released the album Neverne Bebe IV – Dvoje – The Best Of (Unfaithful Babies IV – Couple – Best Of), which featured re-recorded hits and two new songs.[3]

In 2005, Ivanišević was replaced by Vladimir Ružičić. In 2006, the band performed as the opening band on Toto concert in Belgrade's Тašmajdan Stadium[4] and started recording their fifth album. ...Iza oblaka (...Beyond the Clouds) was released in 2007. The album featured the ballad "Boje duge" ("Colors of the Rainbow") recorded with Parni Valjak frontman Aki Rahimovski.[5] In 2008, the band performed as an opening act on Lenny Kravitz concert in Belgrade Arena.[6]

2010s[edit]

In 2010, the band released the promo video for the song "Uzmi boje" ("Take the Colors"), which was announcing their sixth studio album.[7] However, in March 2011, Jana Šušteršić left the band, moving to USA. She was replaced by Tijana Sretković, who previously performed with the band on several occasions.[8]

In 2012, the band released their sixth studio album, entitled Praštam (I Forgive). Beside Sretković, Praštam featured another new member, Andreja Stojić (acoustic guitar).[9] The album, released in standard and deluxe edition, featured guest appearances by Croatian singer Vanna, on the track "Za tvoje oči" ("For Your Eyes"), and Macedonian guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski, on the track "Dan tvoj" ("Your Day").[10] Only several months after the album release, Stojić was replaced by Nemanja Savić, singer of the hard rock/heavy metal band Atlantida. Alongside acoustic guitar, in Neverne Bebe Savić also plays percussion instruments and sings backing vocals.[11]

On December 28, 2013, the band celebrated 20 years of activity with a concert in Kombank Arena.[12]

Legacy[edit]

In 2011, the song "Da ima nas" ("There Should Be Us") from the album ...Iza oblaka was polled, by the listeners of Radio 202, one of 60 greatest songs released by PGP-RTB/PGP-RTS during the sixty years of the label's existence.[13]

Discography[edit]

Neverne Bebe performing in Budva in 2005

Studio albums[edit]

  • Neverne Bebe I (1994)
  • Neverne Bebe II (1997)
  • Neverne bebe III – Južno od sreće (2001)
  • ...Iza oblaka (2007)
  • Praštam (2012)

Compilations[edit]

  • Neverne Bebe IV – Dvoje – The Best Of (2003)

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 Best Rock Album (Neverne bebe III – Južno od sreće) at Herceg Novi Music Festival
  • 2004 Song of the Decade ("Dvoje") at Radijski festival
  • 2004 Best Rock Album (Dvoje – Best Of) at Herceg Novi Music Festival
  • 2005 Great Contribution to Rock 'n' Roll at Beovizija
  • 2006 Best Rock Band at Beovizija
  • 2007 Single of the Year ("Da ima nas") at Beovizija
  • 2007 Band of the Year at Radijski fetival
  • 2008 Pop Band of the Year at Beovizija

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