Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects are an eclectic rock power trio from Zagreb Croatia. The band consists of Ivan Mihaljevic on guitar and vocals, Majkl Jagunic on bass and Alen Frljak on drums.
They have released 2 albums so far – "Sandcastle" in 2008 and "Destination Unknown" in 2010, which both got a lot of excellent reviews from the press. Destination Unknown was selected as the album of the month in the March 2011 issue of biggest European guitar magazine Guitar Techniques. The band has played many live shows including shows supporting Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) and headlined the guitar festival Guitar Master in Zagreb. The band has also appeared and played on numerous TV and radio shows (Sala Prove on Rock TV, Garaza on HRT 2, Dobro jutro on HRT 1, Metal Eye on Z1 TV, Rock block on radio KL Eurodom, Glas Hrvatske on radio HR3 and many more…). Many interviews and reviews were published in pressed magazines, as well as e-zines. Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects were very recently a cover story of Indonesian Music Live magazine.
Ivan Mihaljevic is also a music producer and sings/acts in musical theater. With the band Hard Time he played Wacken Open Air in 2005, played as an opening act for Scorpions, The Cult and Tito & Tarantula and toured Europe twice. In November 2008 he played as a guest with the inventor of electric guitar – Les Paul in Iridium Jazz Club on Times Square, New York. Ivan was also producing instructional guitar videos for guitarmasterclass.net and mixer.hr. He endorses and exclusively uses Ernie Ball Music Man guitars (www.music-man.com) and ENGL amps (www.engl-amps.com).
Alen Frljak teaches drums at Modern Rock Institute in Zagreb and works as a session drummer. With the band Inciter he has played as an opening act for Lamb of God and Parkway Drive.
Majkl Jagunic also plays with Ivan in the band Hard Time and that's how they met. Majkl has also played bass in the backing band on the 2011 tour of the TV show Croatian Idol (Hrvatska Trazi Zvijezdu).