Chayka is a 6-piece band from Kildare. The band's name derives from Russian. It literally translates as Seagull. Many of the band members have been playing together for a number if years in different bands. The current incarnation came in to being in 2007, when Orlaith Gilcreest [Clarinet, Saxophone & Backing Vocals] joined the grouping. The rest of the line up was made up of Stephen Byrne [Vocals], Sean De Burca [Guitar], Ken Richmond [Bass Guitar & Vocals], Ricardo Panza [Guitar & Vocals] and Jay Oglesby [Drums].
The band released a debut EP, 'Looking For An Enemy' in 2008. The EP was re-issued in 2009. Since then the line up has changed with Stephen departing and his younger brother, Johnny taking over vocal duties. Jonny Kelly had also taken over drumming duties from Jay.
- Band formed
- Release of 'Looking For An Enemy' EP
- Re-release of 'Looking For An Enemy' EP