Band Biography

Predrag PavlovicPredrag Pavlovic

•    Djape was born in 1985 in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia.

•    He shows interest in music at early age, he has relatives who are professional tamburica players, so music inevitably became his life.

•    In 1994 he enters primary music school in his hometown Ruma, to learn to play tambura (a 4 string instrument similar to acoustic guitar). He wins many awards at student competitions both during his early days and later on. He's also become a member of town's Tamburica orchestra, still a member and guest conductor today.

•     In 2000 he enters secondary school of music, in Sremska Mitrovica – theory section and tambura section. This is where he gains broader knowledge about harmony, solfeggio, contrapunct, music forms, conducting and piano, so based on that knowledge he begins with composing works.

•    During those years he becomes a member of Vojni Klub and later one of the founders of Burning Circle. He is the main music writer in BC.

•    He graduated at The Academy of Art in Novi Sad – Music pedagogy section, and is currently teaching music at an elementary school.

•    He is part-time arrangements writer for town's Tamburica Orchestra. He also composes classical music.

•    First album: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.

•    First concert: Budapest 2005 - Dream Theater.

•    Favourite bands: Deep Purple/Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin/Dream Theater/Pantera.

•    Top 5 albums: Pink Floyd - The Wall/Dark Side of The Moon/Deep Purple - Machine Head/Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue/Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power.

•    Favourite keyboard players: Chick Corea/Jordan Rudess/Jon Lord/Keith Emerson/Richard Wright.

•    Greatest inspiration: S. Rachmaninov/P. I. Tchaikowsky/R. Blackmore/Pink Floyd...

•    Currently in his player: ELP - The Works.

•    Top 5 movies: A Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting/Ed Wood/Big Lebowsky/Hair.

•    Top 5 series: South Park/Californication/The Simpsons/Family Guy/Roseanne.

•    Hobbies: Painting/Acting...