9 Oct 2015
Serbia Pančevo Cultural Centre
A concert by Bratko Bibič & The Madleys at the “Nova” Festival of New and Avant-Garde Art
20 Jun 2015
26 Jun 2015
North Macedonia Skopje
A screening of Dancing with Maria, directed by Ivan Gergolet and co-produced by Staragara, a workshop on rhythm also with Bratko Bibič (see also Bratko Bibič & The Madleys) and Miha Zadnikar, Traversing the Balkans, a work-show also with Maja Osojnik (Maja Osojnik Band), and Miha Zadnikar as member of the Moral Approach Award jury at the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
7 Mar 2014
23 Mar 2014
23 Feb 2013
The band got disbanded in 2016. However, Bratko Bibič continues collaborating with some of its members as well as playing solo and in other groups.
During his time with the legendary "proto-rock in opposition" group Begnagrad (1975–1976, 1981–1983), Bratko Bibič was already beginning to deconstruct myths regarding the supposed characteristics of people who live in this part of the world (hard working, honest, loyal, etc.) and the sweet-sounding beauties of their country through a fresh, witty permutation of rhythms and melodies, dance forms (waltz and polka). The Begnagrad LP album was released in Slovenia in 1982 and re-issued overseas twice (France 1991, Israel 2003). Its first "unreleased" recorded material for the album from 1978 was released as Tastare [The Oldwones] in 1992.
Since the early 1980s Bratko Bibič has mainly been active in the international music scene, appearing either as a solo artist or in an ensemble at hundreds of concerts in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, and India, sharing the stage or taking part in festivals and in various experimental music and multimedia projects. In the late 1980s Bibič joined the international formation Nimal consisting of Tom Cora, Pippin Barnett (USA), J. M. Rossel and J. V. Huguenin (Switzerland), which stopped performing in 1991 after releasing four albums and performing live in several concert tours in Europe and Canada. The rest of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium found him playing mostly solo, as a member of the international group Accordion Tribe or in various ad-hoc experimental projects, such as in a duet with Viennese accordionist Otto Lechner (since 1995). In 1995 Bibič established his group Bratko Bibič & The Madleys with a bunch of Slovene musicians.
In October 2007 Bratko Bibič presented his new musical cooperation Bridko Bebič & Taveseli pradolenjski Švicarji. The cast of Swiss musicians, all top creators in their genre (chamber, classical, jazz, rock and improvised) rediscovered and played music of B. B. & The Madleys and some of Bibič's yet unperformed compositions, thus proving that folk music can strike completely new roots. The result of the exciting collaboration was the release of the CD-album, Bratko Bibič & The Madleys / Ramschfadra & Shirley A. Hofman Live at Alpentone (Bergtone, 2009).
Bratko Bibič & The Madleys Sextet at the Trnfest Festival 2009
At the Jazz Cerkno Festival 2010 B. B. launched his new work in progress called Javorca. Quasi Una Cantata. Performed by the small orchestra Bratko Bibič & Off-Sight In-Voice Projektili featuring the members of The Madleys, the string quartet Godalika and the female octet Javorca from Tolmin it is in his words, "the musical step in a (re)construction of sounds and music on the multimedia road to (mental) images of life and death in World War I."
In December 2010 Bratko Bibič & The Madleys Quartet (Matjaž Sekne, Vasko Atanasovski, Boštjan Gombač, Franci Škapin – Indio) presented at Klub Gromka their new "music/sound promenade through all three coupes of The Divine Comedy'" called Tapritrknjena - operetta di buffalo: a rehearsal for the radio, the story and the orchestra.