Thursday, February 5, 2009


Performance: Alternative - Metal - Progressive
Band: Nick Leshchenko – Vocals
Kobi Manjgaladze  – Guitar
David Changoshvili  – Drums
Zaza Jojua – Bass


The band REMA was formed in Tbilisi in August of 2004. They recorded demo tracks and gave some live performances . In October of 2005 took place some changes: D.Kvintradze became the second guitar player and M.Khoriashvili was replaced by a new bass-player Z.Jojua. 2006 was rather successful for REMA, for it was no more a beginner band. A video was shot for the song “Unconscious Feeling”. The band was invited to take part in numerous TV programs; they had a  lot of live shows. Beginning from 2006 the band actively participated in most popular events presented by DJ Rock, the leading Georgian promoter.2007 was marked by deep misunderstanding within REMA as a result of which Kobi left the band. A new guitar player Beso Kavtaradze joined REMA and the band continued working, leaving the name but changing the style from progressive to alternative metal. Despite all efforts, the band failed to maintain its former success. But in 2008, Kobi resumed his activity in his “native” band, having cooperated with many Georgian musicians and participated in various projects within the past year. Exactly at this time David Changoshvili (Chango) left the band, which was replaced by Irakli Elizbarashvili (Dubbster). Featuring new lineup, the band, full of new creative ideas and energy records 3 singles: “Rema”, “If”, “…And Scared”. Step by step the band restores its former status on the Georgian stage. They participate in a competition called “Altervision”. By that time (2009) DJ Rock paid more and more attention to REMA. Within one year he organizes the band’s big solo-live and makes them headline the action called “No Restrictions In Rock” and famous annual Festival “Tbilisi BLITZKRIEG Fest”, held in “Skate Park”. After these events DJ Rock becomes REMA’s producer.In the beginning of 2010 there are some more changes in the band’s lineup. This time the band was left by drummer and bass player. An old friend of Kobi’s – George Kakalashvili (bass) and a very young and talented drummer Daniel Adikashvili join REMA and they actively continue live performances in various cities of Georgia. On June 5, 2010 DJ Rock arranges a trip to Armenia to participate in “Play City Rock Festival”, where they had a real success. REMA became one of the best and popular bands in Georgia. Upon returning to Georgia, “REMA Studios” is established, which became a real home for the band. But at this very time due to the overflowed ambitions which ran counter to the plans of the band and the producer, Nick Leshchenko and Daniel Adikashvili had to leave the band.Two months left and on September 1, “REMA Studios” was robbed. The band had to recover and in 4 months Kobi and George meet Giga Chikhradze (drummer) and Nick Kiknadze (vocals). They quickly and easily got along with each other and decided to make a joint project, called: “REMA & FRIENDS. Tribute To Bon Jovi”, that had a great success and was set in 2 parts, as a result of which Giga and Nick joined the band. They recorded 3 singles: "Tryin' To Believe", "Screamin' 4 U" and "Gettin' Ready". One of them (“Trying To Believe”) was dedicated to the tragedy, happened in Japan. Under the guidance of DJ Rock, the band starts active and well-thought-out work: recordings, video shootings, photo sessions, rebranding of the band and taking Alternative/NU Metal as their main style. The band starts to record new album.REMA is invited to participate at one of the biggest Open Air Rock Festivals in Turkey – “Anki Rock Fest 2011”, held on September 23/24/25 in Ankara.Also the band is going to play solo-Live in Yerevan, Armenia, getting ready to play at a big Open Air event in the center of Tbilisi.


1 comment:

  1. So so cool group. i am fun of REMA and will be forever. my favorite song is 'Screaming for you' good wishes!!!