About BiziB Music
Bizib Music was founded by George Krstic, to promote good music by talented artists, who may not have access to resources which are available to established musicians.
George began working in the music business in 1964. The days of black & white television, and mono recording. His mother wanted him to play the accordion, so she bought him a 120 bass accordion. A big beast – which, after six months was quietly swapped for a Futurama electric guitar, and a Bird amp. This combo was LOUD, and his mother grieved the loss of the accordion, abandoning hope that young George would play at the local Yugoslavian dances.
However, no doubt impressed by his guitar playing skills, she still believed that a quieter instrument was the order of the day. A Levin Goliath acoustic guitar was that year’s Christmas present. Within a week it boasted an electric pick-up, and George was discovering feedback control fun.
School bands were formed, and lunchtime music sessions were the norm in the Krstic attic, to the great joy of his Grandfather. He was a night shift worker.
Now George’s love of the blues was born. His friends The Crawling King Snakes, used his rehearsal room, and he was rapidly falling in love with the idea of playing blues on bass guitar. Bruce Oaks (Maverick) had an amazing & influential collection of blues albums, which convinced George to exchange the Levin for a Fender Precision Bass and 100 watt rig. Always a popular addition to any family home.
George got to know Robert Plant, who had recently become part of the Kidderminster music scene, and was trying out with the Kingsnakes as vocalist. Robert’s voice lent itself to their style so perfectly, but added a new vocal dexterity which went on to influence so many singers and bands worldwide. Plant was one of the musicians to use the new rehearsal rooms in Bewdley at the Thurston Hotel, which George arranged via the son of the landlord.
Custard Tree Robert Plant
George joined a band called Custard Tree and toured the UK, but tired of playing Hendrix (and other) current covers, and went on to form Wise Virgin with some college friends. This blues based music was what he really wanted to play.
George went on to have a lifelong friendship with the manager of Wise Virgin: David Virr. David signed UB40 and The Maisonettes to his label, Graduate Records. George’s skills were regularly employed by Graduate, ultimately leading to his work on The Lost Tapes, which is featured on the UB40 page of this website.
Post Wise Virgin, George managed his own studio and label: Zone to Zone Records, and worked with local West Midlands bands to produce demo standard recordings.
His skills as an engineer led him to touring the world with punk, reggae, rock and jazz artists, fostering an appreciation of all well delivered styles of music.
George retired from life on the road in 1995, and started a computer consultancy business and created a private recording studio at home. This combination has provided a solid financial base, and the possibility to satisfy a desire to play music, and help other artists to release their own material.
There is more to come from BiziB Music.