Regina (band)

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Grupa Regina
Also known as Regina
Origin Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Genres Rock
Years active 1989–2000; 2005-present
Associated acts Davor Ebner, Konvoj, Aco Regina
Members Aleksandar Čović
Davor Ebner
Bojan Milićević
Past members Denis Čabrić (deceased)

Grupa Regina is a rock band founded in 1989 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then part of Yugoslavia. They have released 11 albums so far.

Career[edit]

Aleksandar Čović, Goran Lučić, and the Milijaš brothers began a garage band. After searching, they found Davor Ebner, who became their lead singer. Bojan Milićević joined the group in 1990 (before the release of the first album). Once the band was created, it was successful all over Yugoslavia with the slogan "MI NISMO MERLIN, MI SMO REGINA" ("We aren't Merlin, we're Regina").

When the Yugoslav wars began in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serb members of the band fled to Belgrade, where Regina continued until 2000, when Čović started his solo career. In 2006, the band reunited with the original members and appeared at a Serbian radio festival organized by Radio S. In 2007 they were an opening act at Rolling Stones concert at Jaz beach, Budva.

Eurovision 2009[edit]

On 16 May 2009, they performed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, with the song called "Bistra voda" ("Clear Water")[1] after winning one of ten places from the first semi-final, eventually finishing in 9th place (with 106 points).[citation needed]

Post-Eurovision[edit]

In the June 2009, Regina released their album Vrijeme je (It's Time), featuring the songs Vrijeme je, Bježi dok sam mlad and Zvaću te pile moje. It also features English and Russian versions of Bistra Voda.[2]

In 2011, Regina released their album "Kad poludimo" ("When we go crazy"). In 2014, Regina released the singles "Kalimero" and "Zatupi Zaglupi". In 2016 Regina published their biography called Ljubav nije za nas (Love isn't for us).

On 17 August 2016 bassist Denis Čabrić died of a heart attack on holiday in Croatia with his family. He was 49 years old.[3]

On 10 February 2017 the band released the album U Srcu.

Albums[edit]

  • Regina (1990)
  • Ljubav nije za nas (1991)
  • Regina (reproduction) (1992)
  • Oteto od zaborava (1994)
  • Godine lete (1995)
  • Ja nisam kao drugi (1997)
  • Kad zatvorim oči (1999)
  • Devedesete (2000)
  • Sve mogu ja (2006)
  • Vrijeme je (2009)
  • Kad poludimo (2012)
  • U srcu (2017)

Singles

  • Kalimero (2014)
  • Zatupi Zaglupi (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2009, sarajevo-x.com; accessed 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ Profile, ESCToday.com, 10 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Denis Čabrić, bassist from Bosnian band Regina dies aged 49". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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Preceded by
Elvir Laković Laka
with "Pokušaj"
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
2009
Succeeded by
Vukašin Brajić
with "Thunder and Lightning"