Olympic Greetings From St.Petersburg!
RUSSIAN-BRITISH PROJECT: VOBLA
The story of dried fish.
The original Vobla (aka 'eat dried fish') was a plain, old-fashioned
rock band, put together in Moscow in the late 1990s in the basement of
the abandoned Karacharevsky lift factory. The band members were a
mixed bag of local and expat musicians: Gareth Ward on vocals and
guitar; Alex Nicholson on guitar; Stas Stoianov on bass; and Arthur
McCallum on drums.
Vobla gigged in dingy Moscow clubs, released an album of original
material - pesnykpivu (aka songs for beer), and held a breakthrough
stadium-style gig in 2001 supporting the Russian band Mumi Troll.
Then, citing 'artistic differences', the band broke up and scattered
to the far corners of the earth.
Like a phoenix out of the ashes, new Vobla Family Project emerged
again in 2011. Changing the gritty industrial backdrop of Moscow for
the sophisticated classical lines of St Petersburg, the band reformed,
determined to take on a new lounge music style. The band was joined
by new drummer and percussionist Dmitri Vladychenkov, bringing the
average age of the band back to a less embarrassing level.
Performing on balcony tv St Petersburg, the guys stripped their sound
back down to its acoustic roots, for a new take on the song
Something about the Girl.
You can find more info and songs by befriending Vobla Stickleson on
Facebook, or by emailing email@example.com
Videographer: Nastasia Maslennikova
Editor: Eva Kuligina
Production Assistant: Alexandre Senin
Producer: Seva Gakkel
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