Gogol Bordello was initially composed of members Eugene Hütz (Lead Singer), Vlad Solofar (guitarist), Sasha Kazatchkoff (squeezebox player) and Eliot Ferguson (Drum) .The band Gogol Bordello’s story mainly revolves around its creator Eugene Hütz. He was an immigrant and moved in New York in 1993. The band basically produces gypsy and punk music but their style is high influenced by Ukraine culture which is Hütz native country. Hütz was relocated after the Chernobyl disaster and had lived in Poland, Hungary, Austria and Italy before coming to the USA. This gave the band versatility when producing gypsy music.
Initially the band performed at local Russian weddings but with time it gained popularity among the New Yorkers. They first released the single “When the Trickster Comes A-Pokin “in 1999 which was instantly followed by their first album ““Voi-La Intruder”.
The band visited Europe on a tour in the year 2002. This gave them a much broader audience and increased their popularity. The band went on to release several albums, one after another and is now a prominent name when it comes to indie music. Their continuous live performances earned them the title of indie rock heroes.