Eugene Hütz

Gogol Bordello – Gogol Bordello in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – July 26, 2013 – Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Yevgeniy Aleksandrovych Nikolayev

Place of Birth: Boyarka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Date of Birth: September 6, 1972

Ethnicity: Russian, Romani

Eugene Hütz is a Ukrainian-born American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, disc jockey, and actor. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the punk band Gogol Bordello.

Eugene was born in Boyarka, in present-day Ukraine. His father was Russian and his mother was Ukrainian, of Romani descent. His family hid their Romani background until Eugene was fifteen years old, due to anti-Romani sentiment.


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