The Original Flying Balalaika Brothers were formed in Los Angeles in 1995 by Zhenya Kolykhanov (a.k.a. Z Rock), the former lead guitarist of the Russion surf/rockabilly group Red Elvises. The group started as a street band and later transformed into the group Red Elvises; which had a large history of performing for clubs, motion pictures, and tv shows in California.
After Zhenya set up shop in Austin TX, he reestablished The Flying Balalaika Brothers. The band represents a blend of traditional world music and original musical pieces. The group has found a home in the musically rich culture in Austin TX.
Denver based burlesque troop started in 2001 by Michelle and Kitty. The two met in Denver and took a trip to Tease-O-Rama in New Orleans where they decided to form Ooh La La Presents... so they could showcase all types of performances, rather than limit themselves to one style. Since then they have been unstoppable, performing a large production nearly every month. These performances are always unique with a surprise in every show. One never knows what to expect