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SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Wolfberry’s (singer and songwriter) musical odyssey began in Moscow, her journey through the last two decades of the twentieth century exposing her to a kaleidoscope of colours and symphonies of sound, opera, rock, pop, and disco. As she entered adolesence the Soviet Union became Russia, the music of the West the anthems of social change. Decades of sound were consumed in days, genres that had evolved over generations enjoyed together as the walls constructed by cultural censorship tumbled. Anna’s eclectic taste, the desire to experiment, the search for identity, owes much to this age of uncertainty, an age of permanent revolution.
Having grown up in a modest house, her formative years spent singing in the school choir, and spending long vacations in the countryside in the company of her grandparents, she was catipulted into the public limelight on becoming the face of Russian breakfast television. This initial recognition was followed by the fame flowing from being Playmate of the year, and a series of high visibility modelling contracts. It provided her with a platform to pursue her musical ambition as part of a female duo performing Russian disco.
Wolfberry abandoned the stardom that followed their successful participation in the first Russian X factor to study theatrical and dramatic arts. She has GITIS graduation. In theatre her love of music with dance found its expression in the operatic comedies of Chekhov and Griboedov, her infectious joy for performing obvious to all. The experience convinced her to change direction and to start writing her own songs in a fusion of the pop and folk genres. Celtic folk ballads inspired her, the pop music of the 1970s and 1980s always somewhere in the background. The sounds of Abba, Tina Turner, Roxette , Depeche Mode, the soundtracks of a life with layered identity have and continue to influence.
On arrival in London she embraced the music of the émigré, the observations of Alexander Vertinsky and the humour of the Weimar music halls, a recourse to cabaret as she entered the unknown. Rock followed, her alter ego, Wolfberry, becoming a fixture on the Camden rock scene, in the band Sweet Surrender embracing and evolving a unique sound in their determined revival of classic rock. It was the style, the rhythm, and the melody of her memories that drew her to the gypsy band Russian Gypsy Soul. Where some may see contradiction, others hear the voice of a Russian girl with music in her soul, a soul that lusts for life.

Screen name:
WOLFBERRY
Member since:
Oct 03 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

The Queen
Nino rota
Ennio Morricone
French,Italian,Russia,German opera
Eric Serra
Nina Simon
Ella and Louis
Pet Shop Boys
Aerosmith
Muse
Vladimir Cosma
Igor Talkov
Aria
Kino
Eduard Artiemiev
Abba
Queen
Michael Jackson
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
Sting

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Piano:
Beginner
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

PA system
mic stands
Transportable piano (shot version with 6 octaves )

MUSIC