“Balozu Pilni Pagalmi (Yard Full of Pigeons)” definitely is one of the most melodic bands in Latvia at the moment. All their songs are more or less romantic and melodic love songs. The band was formed in the spring of 1994, after a long period of silence, by Maris Sverns (he is also the one who has stood near the cradle of Latvia's legendary underground band Inokentijs Marpls (1987, Riga), because he has been a playmate to the "Inokentijs Marpls" leader Dambis and they both have started to play in the pre-"Inokentijs Marpls" band (1984-86) and players of a new generation, who previously have played in such underground bands as "Tuksa Muca", "Shine On", "IBM&I", e.t.c.. Maris Sverns plays guitar and sing. The bass was played Jourelys and the drummer was Uldis Gedra. The band was a very active participant in all concerts of the time, and soon released their first album – “Cik Divaini (How Curiously)”. In 1995 Juris Alksnis joins the band. Very soon “Balozu Pilni Pagalmi” becomes the most popular band from “Tornis (Tower)” label besides “Kartaga”. “Balozu Pilni Pagalmi” play very melodic rock, practically only on the theme of love. The songs are extremely romantic and touching. Maybe that’s the reason they’re so good and enjoyable.

Now “Balozu Pilni Pagalmi” is one of the most active bands in Latvia with an impressive discography. They have released nine albums.

Current line-up is – Maris Sverns (guitar, vocals), Klavs Laulss (bass), Uldis Gedra (drums)

The band is most closely connected to Riga, Agenskalns and Tornis.

Jānis Daugavietis, Lauris Melbardis, Laura Ziemele