"Scythian's enthusiasm is contagious,
and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or
hoisting glasses." - The Washington Post
Trained classically, Alexander started playing at the age of 3
and has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center and Wolf
Trap. Of note, Alexander spent six months in Japan studying under
Dr. Suzuki, the renowned founder of the Suzuki School of Music.
Alexander also spent four months playing in the streets of Ireland
where he picked up the Celtic spirit and combined it with the
Gypsy soul of his own Ukrainian ancestry.
Trained classically, Josef studied at Duquesne under Joe Petron
and has performed in venues such as the Benedum Center and Soldiers
& Sailors memorial hall. Making the switch to Celtic fiddling,
Joe forms the second half of Scythian's signature "dueling
fiddles" and is known for his jazzy "dirt & grit"
Fedoryka: Rhythm Guitar/Accordion/Vocals
Trained as a classical pianist, Danylo made the switch to rhythm
guitar in order to make music with his brother Alexander. Having
performed at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap as a classical musician,
Danylo enjoys the free and somewhat loose spirit of Celtic music.
Putting his keyboard skills to use, Danylo also picked up the
accordion which he sports during the bands Gypsy and Klezmer pieces.
Mike Ounallah, comes from a Jazz background and enriches the sounds
of Scythian with a wealth of experience and expertise. Mike recently
earned a Masters of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland.
A true student of music, Mike combines his extensive knowledge
with his Jordanian heritage, which compliments the Eastern gypsy
style of Alexander. Although Mike is respected for his knowledge
of music and his musical precision, he is also known as drummer
who can flat out "bring it" and who can rock out with
the best of them.