VAMA is a Romanian pop-rock band whose output runs the gamut from music-hall and indie rock to electro and blues. This eclecticism is the product of the band members’ dazzlingly wide range of musical influences and education.
The band’s forte is perhaps its live shows. VAMA are at their happiest on stage: the guys are highly experienced instrumentalists and Chirilă imbues their performances with the showmanship and stagecraft that only an actor can bring. The group has been performing in its current line-up for a decade, so the members enjoy an easy familiarity and longstanding chemistry with each other. Their unorthodox and eclectic compositions and stylistic approaches mean that VAMA concerts always surprise the fans. The band might segue from a classic drum solo to an EDM intermezzo, or from a Stones-esque guitar riff to a piece of mysterious electro-pop. You could close your eyes and drift off to the cosmic sounds of a vocoder, only to be brusquely brought back to your senses by a voice booming through a megaphone.