From 2021, the band set a new goal, to play in a more rockish style, with blues influences. In parallel, the members changed over time because of personal reasons and we thank each and everyone for their immense work put for the band. The actual band – members are: Andrei Cerbu (Leader & Guitar player), Robert Ciubotaru (Bass Player), Romina Apostol aka Rockmina (Singer) and Teodor Cusnir (Drummer).
How it started?
It all started in 2018 when, the guitar player, and Alexandra, the lead singer, first met. Alexandra was singing on YouTube, and Andrei saw great potential in her. He was not wrong, since both of them loved Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa so much. Little did they know they would lay the foundation of a very promising young band. After a few covers and some thoughtful research, they managed to gather ever.
After their very first cover, The Voodoo Child impressed everyone. The success of their first songs gave them the opportunity and honor to play live in front of thousands in the very best blues festival in Romania, “Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi”. This was actually their first ever live performance and they received critical acclaim, everyone wondering where they came from and wanting to buy their album.
Their reputation brought them the opportunity to be invited to play in Bucharest. Moreover, they were even called to the best rock radio station in Romania “Rock FM” to be asked how everything happened. The host even launched a challenge to The Voodoo Child, to bring an album to the table. The challenge was accepted and the first original song entitled “Another day” was released a month later!
The success of their first concert was not in vain, the Romanian Blues scene being totally shocked by this new, promising and very young band. A little tour was on the horizon, with The Voodoo Child headlining every concert. The chemistry started to grow between the members of the band while they were playing in different cities every weekend.
The concert in Bucharest was undoubtedly one of their best live performances, with the crowd being so excited they even sung along with them. This experience culminated with the biggest achievement of them all. The Voodoo Child is now honored to be nominated to the “Jazz/Blues Music Awards” in the category of “2018 Revelation” taking place at the Hard Rock Café, Bucharest.
The band’s biggest achievements are the two national tours, when they played at all the important festivals and venues from Romania. They released their first official album (which you can listen to by clicking the photo on the left) on all the digital platforms and they are currently working on the second one.
The Members Of The Band
– Andrei Cerbu –
– Romina Apostol –
– Robert Ciubotaru –
– Teodor Cusnir –
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