We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Renegade Brass Bandits

by Niko Ne Zna

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €10 EUR  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 53 Monkey Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 80%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of In the Beginning, You'll Never Know, In Love With These Hills, Wake Up, It's Not the Same, It's Not Over, Goodbye Lockdown, Worms, and 45 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €50.80 EUR or more (80% OFF)


  • Niko Ne Zna - Renegade Brass Bandits
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited Edition CD pressing in a 4 page cardboard digipack.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Renegade Brass Bandits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Ajde Baba 04:13
Kustino 04:12
Fez 03:44
Ederlezi 04:17
Bakabaka 04:52
Gankino 03:35
Bubamara 04:18


Niko Ne Zna are New Zealand’s very own Balkan Gypsy brass extravaganza. With a history that goes back 7 years, this 8 piece band has evolved into a true Gypsy juggernaut stunning audiences everywhere they go with their thrillingly energetic and dynamic performances. Now, finally their long anticipated debut album Renegade Brass Bandits is here!

After a few lineup changes over the years and the introduction of additional brass the current lineup is undoubtedly the best yet and has been driving audiences wild for the past 2 years. There’s even some more authentic Eastern-European blood in the band with percussionist Vlatko Materic joining bandleader Frankie Curac. After years of being instrumental, the addition of vocals when Nikkie Rich joined the band a couple of years ago took it to a whole new level and she sings in Serbo-Croatian, Roma Gypsy and Greek. The album consists of seven originals and three traditional songs that will take you across the Balkans with a kiwi flavor.

With the current lineup comprising 2 trumpets, saxophone, vocals, accordion, bass and tenor trombones, sousaphone, percussion, Balkan bass drum and snare drum, Niko Ne Zna are a truly authentic ensemble. They can roam while playing, and enchant the audience into dancing, singing, clapping and stomping all night long. The band consists of some of Wellington’s finest instrumentalists who come from a wide array of musical backgrounds that unite together to produce a cocktail that will make your ears rise to attention and your feet move in a frenzy. Their music is high energy with dark undertones and sexy gypsy style. Niko Ne Zna are a world class act with exotic tunes, fantastic grooves and exciting solos.


released February 12, 2013


all rights reserved



Monkey Records Berlin, Germany

Monkey Records is an eclectic boutique independent record label founded in New Zealand in the year 2000 with offices in Wellington and Berlin.

contact / help

Contact Monkey Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Monkey Records recommends:

If you like Renegade Brass Bandits, you may also like: