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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.
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- Member since:
- Oct 03 2016
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Ella and Louis
Pet Shop Boys
- Electronic Music:
Transportable piano (shot version with 6 octaves )
"Strangers" by Wolfberry
"Strangers" by Wolfberry Year: 2018 Genre: Electronic
RELEASE on 03.12.18
"We will brake out of the zoo"
"We will brake out of the zoo" Year: 2015 Genre: Jazz
cover of "Grazgdaskaja Oborona" in my English translation
Anna Skyner cover "we will break out of the zoo" of "Grazhdanskaya Oborona" 2015
Anna Skyner cover "we will break out of the zoo" of "Grazhdanskaya Oborona" 2015English version of A@L Skyner's piano: Oleg Mikhailov " Мы сбежим из зоопарка" Егор Летов, "Гражданская оборона" записано "Чемоданов Продакшн" 2015 год
"Кого то еще". Cover "Гражданская оборона". Anna Skyner 2014
"Кого то еще". Cover "Гражданская оборона". Anna Skyner 2014Да простят меня поклонники группы и Егора Летова за эту новую интерпретацию песни. В свою же очередь считаю, что в таком варианте творчество "Гражданской Обороны" имеет шанс быть известным новым кругам слушателей, а значит продолжать жить! Особая благодарность Сергею Попкову, Дмитрию Магонову и Олегу Михайлову!!! 2014
Somebody else (cover of "Grazhdanskaya Oborona" Anna Skyner 2014 )
Somebody else (cover of "Grazhdanskaya Oborona" Anna Skyner 2014 )its a cover of the song "kogo to escheo" of one of the greatest punk, rock bands of the Soviet union and Russia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grazhdanskaya_Oborona In translation (A&L Skyner's) in the way of different metafors we tried to keep main ideas of the song Many thanks to Sergey Popkov, Dmitriy Magonov and Oleg!!!! 2014
"Povest' o Lubvi" (The Love story)2014
"Povest' o Lubvi" (The Love story)2014This love song is about possibilities and opportunities we can only recognize if we look at them in the face . Life throws us such chances but it is we who decide to be happy or not to be. lyr/mus/sing A.Skyner "Chemodanov production" 2014
You&I 2013ASkyner's music
Berega 2011lyrics & music Anna Skyner