Saint Petersburg, Russia
Surtsey Sounds is an experimental instrumental band from Saint-Petersburg, formed in 2008. The basic cast now consists of drums (Dmitry Kuznetsov), bass guitar (Grigory Bolobon), guitar (Vladimir Shlepakov), piano (Peter Bolobon) and cello (Ajzan Kurmanbaeva). They also use synths, samplers, accordion, percussion and lots of non-traditional features, like a typewriter or an old green analog telephone. In Autumn 2008 Surtsey Sounds recorded five demo-tracks, which received recognition in the hearts of people from different parts of the Earth. In the beginning of 2009 the band released a debut video "Wake Up Have A Nice Day". The year was mainly spent performing in different clubs in Russia and also Europe, participated in Bevrijdings Festival 2009 (Rotterdam, Holland) . In the end of 2009 Surtsey Sounds gathered a team of confederates, who played strings, brass and woodwind instruments to make few shows in which participated 15 musicians. Surtsey Sounds are known for creating the atmosphere of home comfort on their live shows. That's why they pay much attention to stage scenery, lighting and video-art. The band also cooperates with young directors and ballet masters. During 2009-2010 they performed several times on the stage of Opera and Ballet Theatre Of Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg State Conservatory In December 2010, band released their debut album called "Sweet Melodies For Piano and Orchestra".
"Starwind", single, digital, 2010 "Sweet Melodies For Piano and Orchestra", LP, CD, 2010
Grigory Bolobon - bass guitar, piano, guitar Vladimir Shlepakov - guitar, bells Peter Bolobon - piano, guitar Mitya Kuznetsov - drums, glockenspiel, typewriter Aizhan OStashova - cello Roman Urazov - fx, soundengener + sometimes more strings and brass.
Instrumental Rock, Jazz, Symphonic Rock