Alyona is a brilliant lead and choir singer as well as a charming girl - the main character of Zhivitsa. Her bright image unites an essence and philosophy of the band. Being educated as a folk vocalist Alyona has both folk and powerful vocal manner specific to rock vocalists.
Listening to various kinds of music, Alyona acquires best sides of her favorite performers, and thus creates her unique sounding.
Favorite music: Ocean Elsy, Barbara Streisand, Mgzavrebi, Rakhmaninov, Olga Sergeeva, Olga Ponomaryova.
Being a multi-percussionist, drummer and previously a vocalist Yaroslav feels the structure of music as best one can. And it is important, because, by means of groove and filigree breaks, he creates the base of sound of Zhivitsa. Playing with dynamic and tone are the essential elements of his style. As all members of Zhivitsa Yaroslav loves rock music and especially art-rock because the art-rock is soulful and intellectual simultaneously. Probably the reason is in his education which covers folk, academic, jazz and rock music.
Favorite music: baroque music, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen, Ianis Ksenakis, Steve Reich, David Lang, Arvo Part, Nirvana, Radiohead, Porcupine tree, Meshuggah, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Ari Hoenig.
Nikolay is responsible for probably most important instrument in band - a bass. Indeed the bass is a music's heart, a motor, setting it in motion. Nikolay is a very funny man. He began to play music before he began listen to it - this is how he is kidding about himself.
Worked in the past as: elevator operator, cook, sound engineer, actor.
Favorite music: King Crimson, David Bowie, Queen, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Nine inch nails, Blues, Soul, Funk, old school generally.
Playing a guitar, writing, and arrangement of music - these are the main creative and intellectual Alexander’s tasks. His credo is not to be afraid to mix colours and experiment if you do it consciously and with taste. You can hear both traditions and futurism in sound of his guitar.
Alexander is convinced that there is nothing impossible in music, and it is possible to realize any plan. Achievement of the purpose requires only patience, discipline and, of course, inspiration which he found in Russian songs. Connection of two elements, the Russian folklore and culture of rock music, gives birth to special music, a special genre, which is actual today more than ever.