meet the artist
Diamond Balazhi was born in Macedonia, Europe. From a young age, he discovered a record player in his house, randomly placed ZZ Top’s “Greatest Hits” album on the turntable, and began a love affair with rock and the blues! At 15, he started playing classical guitar at music high school in Struga, Macedonia with Damjan Pejchinoski, and studied privately under Oliver Kitanoski! His collegiate studies were at Goce Delčev Jazz Academy in Štip, Macedonia, where he studied under Ilija Pejovski, Toni Kitanovski, Goce Micanov, and Sasho Popovski. During this time, Diamond was a gig musician for a range of genres, from jazz and blues, to metal and rock n’ roll.
Upon finishing his college studies, in 2015 Diamond packed up his gear and moved to United States of America! For all his music he’s collaborating with his best friend Bojan Veljanoski, famous pop/rock singer from the band Line Out from Macedonia, Europe!