Beograd (Smederevo), Serbia
Shomy (73) grew up in Smederevo near the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. At high school, influenced by the Sex Pistols he started his musical career playing guitar in Punk bands. In the early nineties he discovered bands like Happy Mondays, The Soup Dragons, The Stone Roses, Stereo MCs, Primal Scream and The Charlatans which lead to him forming Bioskop which he played guitar and wrote music and lyrics for.
The band split in 1995, but Shomy and the band’s lead singer continued to perform and record, releasing their first album in 1998. The album, arriving at a time when civil war gripped the country, was well received by critics and public, with 7 of the 10 albums tracks charting as singles.
The band split and Shomy took time away from music for personal reasons until 2008, when he realised he missed the scene too much. He recorded a single ‘Vatra’ (Fire) with a guitarist from Vancouver (Laka Ruka) bringing him back to the top of the lists. In the meantime, former singer of the band Happ