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The Road Dogs
Blues-rock band from Minsk, Belarus
Nišville Jazz Festival 2018 (Niš, Serbia)
Background information
OriginMinsk,  Belarus
Years active2007 - present
Associated acts
  • Sergey Sklyarov
  • Vadim Galiullin
  • Maxim Marchenko
  • Eugene Stepanov
Past members
  • Yuri Alyashev
  • Nick Volynets
  • George Stankevich
  • Svyatoslav Chernukho

The Road Dogs (slang meaning "Close Friends" are a blues-rock band from Belarus.


The Road Dogs was formed in Minsk, Belarus in 2007. Their music style was initially rooted in blues-rock of 1970th and while moving closer to modern blues sound the style developed into mixture of traditional blues, southern rock, funk, soul and gospel.

The band was formed by two permanent members Vadim Halliulin and Sergey Sklyarov joined by drummer Maxim Marchenko and Nick Volynets on bass. The first public performance took place on November 9, 2008 at 3rd international blues festival "Minsk Blues". During 2012 - 2016 years the band successfully collaborated with guitarist and arranger George Stankevich. The first studio album entitled "№1" was recorded in 2013 at Maple Tree studio and published by VIGMA. Official video for the most notable song "Wolf" was funded by means of crowdfunding platform ULEJ. The original lineup performed until November 2013 when Eugene Stepanov joined the band on bass as a permanent replacement.

The band has 10-years experience of public performances. The Road Dogs is constantly gigging in different clubs as well as big stages including major European blues festivals (Suwałki Blues Festival, Nišville Jazz Festival, Blues Express XXV) in Poland, Serbia, Georgia, Czech Republic and Russia. Original songs are written in English, Polish, Russian and Belorussian languages. Every performance is a musical conversation with the audience accompanied by subtle irony and humor.

Band members[edit]

The Road Dogs logo


Studio albums
Year Title Published Label Cover
2013 The Road Dogs №1[1]

CD, iTunes, Spotify
Google Play, Deezer
Amazon Music

VIGMA The Road Dogs - 1 Front Cover.jpg
2019 Circle Of Blues[2]

CD, iTunes, Spotify
Google Play, Deezer
Amazon Music

Flower Records
Year Title Published Label Cover
2011 Live In Balaklava CD, Soundcloud N/A The Road Dogs - Balaklava.png
Year Title Original Title Published Label
2014 Poets are alive in songs Паэты жывуць у песьнях Soundcloud Art Siadziba

Music Videos[edit]


The Road Dogs at Blues Express XXIV, 2016 (Zakrzewo, Poland)
  • 2008 — 3rd Minsk Blues Festival (Minsk, BY)
  • 2009 — 4th International Blues Festival (Minsk, BY)[4]
  • 2012 — Suwałki Blues Festival (Suwałki, PL)[5]
  • 2013 — The Beatles Shabli (Shabli, BY)[6]
  • 2015 — Blues Aperitiv (Šumperk, CZ)[7]
  • 2015 — Blues Before Christmas (Minsk, BY)
  • 2016 — Blues Express XXIV (Zakrzewo, PL)[8]
  • 2017 — City Festival "Blues.Summer"[9]
  • 2017 — Magutny Fest I (Braslav, BY)
  • 2017 — Blues Express XXV (Zakrzewo, PL)[10]
  • 2018 — Suzdal Blues-Bike Festival (Suzdal, RU)[11]
  • 2018 — Magutny Fest II (Braslav, BY)
  • 2018 — Nišville Jazz Festival (Niš, SRB)[12]
  • 2018 — Sairme Blues Summit (Sairme, GE)[13]
  • 2018 — Ochota Blues Festival (Warsawa, PL)
  • 2019 — Gdynia Blues Festival (Gdynia, PL)[14]
  • 2019 — Suzdal Blues-Bike Festival XI (Suzdal, RU)[15]
  • 2019 — Blues Express XXVII (Zakrzewo, PL)[16]
  • 2019 — Podlaski Maraton Bluesowy 2019 (Bialystok, PL)[17]


External links[edit]

Category:Blues rock groups Category:Belarusian musical groups Category:Belarusian rock music groups