“There’s no reason to make bad Pop music”, says Pavel Shalman, the band’s violinist. Living Transit reinforces this statement with their music, the foundation of which is Soul, enhanced by other elements like funk, swing, pop, topped with jazzy solos, creating a personal style called: “Dynamic Soul”.
The members of the band come from four different countries, and collectively share over a hundred years of musical experience. With an unusual all acoustic formation consisting of vocals, violin, cello, contrabass, piano and drums, they take the listener through exciting soundscape with lyrical strings, funky grooves and sexy rhythms, appealingly contrasted by clear elegance and technical refinement. The “crown jewel” of the ensemble is their singer RONJA*, who captures the audience with her amazing voice, skillful dancing and her extravagant outfits.
This wide musical array from one genre into the next, yet always remaining soulful is a metaphor for a musician’s life. Always on the road, constantly moving, but still being the same person. That’s what the name of the band is projecting: Living Transit.
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RONJA* (Otto Lechner, Carole Alston, Luis Ribeiro, Kadero Ray) – vocals
Pavel Shalman (Russkaja, DelaDap, Wr. Tschuschenkapelle) - violin
Raphael Preuschl (Bob Mintzer, Wolfgang Puschnig, Jim Black) - contrabass
Markus Gaudriot (Marianne Mendt, Hans Salomon, Toni Stricker) - piano
Silvio Berger (Fendrich, Ambros, Chaka Khan, Joe Zawinul) – drums
Gudula Urban (Extracello, Salzburger Festspiele) – cello
LIVING TRANSIT’s tracks