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The Band “Yoj” / “ЕЖ”

Posted in Concerts by John Roshka on January 28, 2010
The band “Yoj” at Club Z Chisinau

These photos had been waiting on my hard drive for several months though a lot of my friends had been asking for me to process and post them online. Today I finished work earlier and decided to please everyone…

I’ve known this band and their music for years but until not long ago I met them in person. All of them are cool guys with music background. The bassist played in one of the most famous alternative band from Moldova, Alternosfera.

“Yoj” or Russian “ЕЖ” means hedgehog, so for people speaking English it may sound like “The Hedgehog” which I guess is not a very bad name for a band… 🙂

Found 2 videos on youtube. Check out their music.

In general, Chisinau has a lot of rock bands, from alternative to hard metal. They also have enough clubs to play their music at. Club Z is one of them. At this club on 14th of November 2009 the band Yoj had one of their concerts. Enjoy.

All the images were shot with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical IF. It’s an amazing lens for this kind of situation. The wide aperture gives the opportunity to get sharp images and zoom range might be enough for capturing great moments.








Ruslan Spataru - Vocal, music, lyrics




"Chuba" - bassist












"Chuba" - the bassist




The guitarist











The Sax




The Sax



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