“Loved it. Great venue. Good sound and the band were clearly having a good time too.” - Rob - Worcester
“Abdoujaparov bring the fun, spirit, singalong lines and , of course, the lead singer of 90s legends Carter USM – Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter. He’s the man having most fun by miles and is endearing, funny and a good old fashioned frontman.” - Gary Trueman
“Watching Abdoujaparov live is the closest I'll ever get to seeing Carter. Love them.” - Jim Bob
"Abdoujaparov are a band on the up. Such a powerful latest album, they go from strength to strength" Dan Booth (Ferocious Dog)
Formed by Les Carter (aka Fruitbat) in 1998 after the breakup of Carter USM, Abdoujaparov are named after Tour De France cyclist Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. Abdoujaparov's musical foundations are the joyous and shambolic influences of 1977 Punk Rock & New Wave, but there is so much more than that under the covers.
Eight EPs, four singles and six albums have been released on Spinach Records.
The band has toured worldwide, racking up over 600 gigs, from tiny clubs to big festivals.
2020 saw the release of two limited release lock-down singles 'We're All Gonna Die' and 'A Trip Of A Lifetime'. Both sold out within 24 hours.
2021 Saw the sixth album 'Race Home Grow Love' released .
2022 saw the 20th Anniversary of our first studio album 'Air Odeon Disco Pub'. We celebrated at a sold-out gig at London's 100 Club, playing the album in its' entirety for the first time.
2023 is going to be a busy one. Both a Spring and Autumn tour are booked and we have some sweet festivals spots coming up in the summer.
That's just the boring factual stuff, come and see us, you will LOVE it.