Ethno-jazz band Outhentic was formed in 2012. The name is a combination of the words: “out” and “authentic”, which is in the meaning of “out of the authentic” and it is a reference to their individual style.
In 2016, the band released their first self-penned album, in which guest performers from all over the world were participating. The album is titled YesToday.
In the process of establishing their style, the band has had the opportunity to collaborate with extraordinary world-famous musicians and bands such as: the Grammy-nominated bassist Juan Garcia-Herreros, Stoyan Yankoulov, Ian Stevenson, Suchet Malhotra and many more. In the band biography, there are performances on various Bulgarian and international stages, such as the European Museum Night 2016 (Sliven, Bulgaria), Glastonbury Festival 2017 (England) and others alike.
At the beginning of 2018, the members of Outhentic Band established an independent organisation for the public benefit called Outhentic Foundation. The foundation aims to preserve, distribute and promote the Bulgarian folklore and traditions in Bulgaria and beyond.
In 2019, the band released their second album, Transparent, which is a reference to purity, truth and transparency contained in all the compositions included in it. The album inweaves the emotions of each of the participants, reflecting sincerity, spirituality and humanity in a truly remarkable way, incorporating the authentic sound of a live performance.
Zhivko Vasilev – kaval, piano
Rayna Vasileva – vocal/percussion
Borislav Iliev – guitar, tamboura
Stoil Ivanov – drums, percussion