Musical Cooperative “Money Forward” is a hooligan octet, formed in 2014 from the relatives and adoptive sons of Odessa-Mama.
Known primarily for its style - a mixture of street gang folklore, Jewish folk music and rock and roll - which the musicians themselves called Odessa Gangsta Folk. The independent spirit of the collective and stage ingenuity determined their special place on the canvas of Ukrainian pop music. Unforgettable Odessa mysteries, seasoned with a special sense of humor, branded "tricks", bidding and uninvited guests - made "Money Forward" a hallmark of Odessa itself.
The success of their soloist Felix Schinder on the Voice of the Country TV show brought instant fame to the barely created cooperative.
Having lit up at all radio stations, major stages, fairs and bazaars, and outmaneuvered with all eminent persons of Ukrainian pop music (including Nino Katamadze, Michael Nayman, DePhazz, Okean Elzy, 5'Nizza, Silver Wedding, SKY, Kryhitka, Garden City Movement, Oleg Violin (BB) and Yuri Kuznetsov), the cooperative immediately goes to open itself to new continents.
Regulars of the largest festivals (Odessa Jazz Fest, Koktebel Jazz Festival, Atlas Weekend, OMKF, Woodstock Ukraine, Taki-Da Fest, Kyiv Music Market, Odessa Sea Fest, Tsimes Market, etc.) and music award winners, they try themselves in new projects, participate in charity events, run their own radio and even publish a newspaper.
In parallel with this, the group continues to expand its geography and crush foreign audiences, this time European. Sommerfestival Der Kulturen in Stuttgart, FolkHerbst Preisverleihung, International Klezmer Festival Fürth - and this is only in Germany! Apart from many small stages, recitals and collaborations in France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and ...