Born: October 28, 1976 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Nenad Gajin got his first big break in his early 20s playing in the premier Serbian Director, Emir Kusturica, touring band, No Smoking Orchestra.
After working and collaborating with several musicians and even acting in a documentary film(Super 8 Stories-by Emir Kusturica), Nenad Gajin won a schoolarship from Total Guitar Magazine in 2002 and went to the London Guitar Institute. There he has been chosen as Outstanding Student of the Year.
He performed also at London Guitar Show, promoting the school and Carlsbro-Amps at NEC Birmingham Music Fair. He worked with producers like for example MIKE NIELSEN (Jamiroquai, Underworld...) and YAK BONDY. Collaboration with ROCKY SINGH (ex ADF drummer) on his project Left Hand Drive. After living 2 years in London, Nenad had a great time recording the first Rock Opera in Belgrade with Wikluh Sky Zagadjenje u Japanu.
Highlights in his career were:: Jimmy Hendrix birthday celebration gig and exhibition of unreleased photos at his former flat in Brooke Street, London; Prima maggio concert in Rome with Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra in front of 600.000 people, supporting Erykah Badu; Pistoia Blues Festival in Toscana, in a row withJeff Beck, Larry Carlton, Van Morisson; Nice Jazz Festival 2001; North Sea Jazz Festival 2002; Montrael Film Festival 2000 - 2001; South America tour with Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra in Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela; with Ceca on Usce, Belgrade 2006 in front of 150.000 people, with Slobodan Trkulja and Balkanopolis Band all together with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra at Centar Sava, Belgrade with same artists at the same place,concert with METROPOLE ORCHESTRA and BALKANOPOLIS...(2007) Nenad spent nearly one year on a European tour with the Serbian pop singer ZELJKO JOKSIMOVIC.
After that he moved to Paris and met and played with the following musicians: Mokhtar Samba, Bojan Z & Expatriots, Hadrien Feraud, Fred Dupont, Omar El Barkaoui, Henry Dorina,Yves Ouzan , Nicolas Viccaro, Woz Kaly, Remi Vignolo, Micheal Lecoq, Julien Herne, Fred Lopez, Alexis Avekian and many more...
Nenad's first solo-album KEC was released in September 2008 at US-label called Xpanse Publishing and is available at CD Baby and Amazon.
Musians on KEC include: NENAD GAJIN(acoustic and electric guitar), BOJAN Z (rhodes and xenophone), VASIL HADZIMANOV(rhodes), ALEKSANDAR BANJAC(keys), MARKO DJORDJEVIC(drums), MOKHTAR SAMBA(drums), OMAR EL BARKAOUI(drums), HADRIEN FERAUD(bass), VLADIMIR SAMARDZIC(bass), ISTVAN MADJARIC(bass), SLOBODAN TRKULJA(sax and kaval) All songs are mixed and produced by Dejan