About Us


Serbian ska/punk band Čvrge, with members coming from two Serbian cities of Požarevac and Kragujevac, was formed in 2011 under the original name Serbska. Founding members Danijel Panić and Miodrag Milovanović wanted to shape their music around heavy guitars, melodic trumpet parts and uplifting ska rhythms, alongside humorous lyrics that tackle current day social issues.

The band won a third place award on Majska Gitarijada festival in Ljubičevo in 2012, and with the award prize money went on to record its first demo tape which consisted of three tracks. The songs immediately saw success with the audience, resulting in a music video for the track Sajber Kurajber which brought further media attention onto the band.

Additional dates followed and Serbska went on to appear on various festival and club shows all across Serbia.

Band members spent the rest of the 2012 creating new songs, an all original material. As a result, in summer 2013 they recorded and released their debut album Ska Vulgarismo. At the same time the band name was officially changed from Serbska to Čvrge. Album saw critical acclaim and helped the band venture into various magazines, fanzines, webzines and news portals, both in Serbia and in other neighbor countries. Čvrge surprised their audience with another music video, this time for a song Viagra which went on to receive a lot of attention in media and positive reviews from the critics. The band was proud to have their debut album included on many different lists of best releases of the year. Ska Vulgarismo was also included on the Top 5 list of albums of the year on a competition by Radio Belgrade 202.

During the year 2014 Čvrge began working on new songs, actively showcasing them live while still promoting Ska Vulgarismo. The band also appeared on the 48th annual Zaječarska Gitarijada festival where they were received well by the audience. During the winter of 2014, Čvrge entered the “Road” studio under the engineering helm of Dragan Alimpijević Pik where the Svakidašnja žurka u mom gradu EP was recorded.

The EP saw the light of day in April of 2015, and a music video for the track Moj Grad followed. This release saw the band play their first show outside of Serbia. Čvrge went on to play the XIII Rastok Fest in Bosnia and Herzegovina in late August of 2015. Band was actively promoting the new release throughout the year across various clubs and festivals while writing new material. In early 2016 Čvrge released their third music video, this time for a brand new track called Manifest (Money Fest). After a few shows in Serbia and Hungary, band went on a short hiatus due to conflicting schedules among the band members.

Throughout the year 2017, Čvrge were finishing the writing of new songs while also going on to appear on Demofest in Banja Luka, first annual Punk Parada festival in Požega, Velikogradištanska Gitarijada, and many other festivals.

The band went on with a busy schedule of shows throughout 2018 and most of 2019, and in fall of 2019 entered the “Coolijana” studio in Kragujevac where they recorded a brand new EP titled Bazuka Zvuka. Music video for the track Pivska off the new EP was launched and the second single Dar followed. At the moment, Čvrge are in negotiations with record labels about putting out a physical release of Bazuka Zvuka, a record that sees elements of various different genres while still retaining their signature ska/punk sound.

Current members are: Danijel Panić (vocals, trombone, accordion), Petar Đorđević (guitars), Marko Živković (bass), Ivan Stanojević (trumpet), Miloš Kostić (drums) and Stojan Arsić (percussions).