Shura Bi-2( Musical Performer)
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Shura Bi-2 was born in a small town near Minsk called Bobruisk in 1970. On guitar is played with 6-7 years. Studied and lived in Minsk, where he moved in 15 years. In 1985 he met with the Left in the theater studio. January 28, 1991 Alex goes to Israel. In 1993, the Shura moved to Australia. With the support of other musicians, they began to give concerts under the name "Project B-2" (later simplified to "Shura Bi-2 + Companions"). There have been jazz, and Gothic, and ethnic performances in Melbourne clubs. Sings "Cinema", "Aquarium", as well as of his own, using the old text of "Bi-2", as well as the poetry of the early XX century. Here Schur and met with Victoria Bilogan. In 1994, Vadim Belahov (drummer "CHIRON") introduced him to the group "IKON". In 1996, when Dino and Michael (from IKON) decided to leave the group and a group of "CHIRON". Vadim invited them to try Shura and he came. In 1997-1998, Alex began to write a modest reports from different concerts for the St. Petersburg magazine "Fuzz". As a reporter for the musician even managed to talk with Sting. Alex, by the way, very proud of. At Shura fired influence many Western and Russian pop groups 70 and 80-ies, . such as' Singing Guitar ", . "Lovers of the heart", . Pesnyary, . and the English vocal and instrumental ensemble "Police" and the Icelandic popular show band "Winnie Tu",
. People like Steve Vai, Paco de Lucia did not like. But Pat Metheny, Fripp contrary. Of the 70-ies - to some extent Hendricks. I like them guitarists who do not play a lot: Dave Stewart in the context of "Eurhytmics". Or take the same "The Cure" or "Portishead". He got married recently. There is a cat, a wife and a house: everything is in Australia. Playing the guitar "Gibson Les Paul Custom", 92-year model. They did in 92 th year, 200 pieces, specially design for Robert Fripp. Shura absolutely unremarkable childhood - a kindergarten, school, all sorts of clubs, sports (karate). After Shura prepared 3 or 4 songs (song Vine - A girl in the bar today, something out of 'Beatles') for a concert he was expelled in the school from an ensemble. In 13 Shurin uncle - musician Mikhail Karasev gave him a bass guitar. From this and start the music. He gave him a bass guitar and a plate of 'POLICE' 83 пЁп+п¦п¦. And accordingly with the bass guitar, he was taken to the school band. A year later, after playing in this theater studio, with Alex Levkoy decided to make a film. He wrote the script, but I was exploring cameras. The idea of hanging in the air, because there was no money, no conditions for this.
. Alex once said Levet, that there is such an opportunity - has started a club, which provides equipment and does not make them a rock band, because they express themselves in the theater has somehow could not (this was not enough and they wanted to play)
. Loew took his proposal. To which Alex said: 'Let both. You will begin to write lyrics and make music and collect the composition.
Then they found a very interesting base, there was a tire plant, which provided room and said: 'Guys, that's apparatus. You can use them as you like. But sometimes you have to perform any of our requests to speak there, there, there. " And Leva and Shura, which are playing some really did not know how, received equipment, which engaged and rehearsed day and night.
. A few months of the Shura collected, which played an absolutely wonderful musicians
. He came to his fellow, full of tattoos, his hands in vaseline and said: 'You group' BI-2 '?. Leva and Shura said: 'Yes'. The guy says: 'I'll come to you sing! ". They say: 'And why did you decided? ". To which he replied: 'I like your music. I heard you at some festival, and will you sing! ". The guy turned out, served in the juvenile zone some time and he really wanted, too, as some express themselves. On stage, he was very terrible and all he just scared. And the song at the time, who wrote Loew were like, 'We will kill you all there and kill! ".
Let's go to the festival they are somewhere in Belarus, where he won first place. Arrived there any known groups (even 'Nogu Svelo!' There was) and some 'asshole' under the name FE-2 occupy the first place.
. For a long time, the guy could not play because the relationship with him did not exist and Leva and Shura his 'sacked'.
. Then Alex Lowe said: 'You try to sing'
. Loew began to sing and suddenly he began to receive. 89 god rebjata consider founding year 'BI-2'. Style they set for themselves as 'music ripped cushions'. Show all began with the fact that on a dark scene from the anus of the hall render coffin. The coffin was placed on the stage, performed some songs in the style of the march, called coffin lid out pops Leva. His shirt was white with a bloody stain, as if he was killed in his hand bag and he began to stump the first song - 'Need of Love'. He sang a song, cut the pillow and threw it into the hall. The hall began snow pillow began to fly over the heads and hands.
The first album was made in Russia in the 91st year. It was magnitoalbom entitled 'Traitors to the Motherland'. They both felt that something would happen to our motherland. This album, they lost to Belarus.
It was 2 factors because of which the boys have gone abroad: the economic factor and a thirst for adventure. At 90m, the music was quite difficult: stopped festivals ceased rok'n'rolnaya life and began drab. The only place where they could go was to travel Israel. Some friends Leva and Shura rushed back and said that there is warmth, well, only scorpions are found.
In 91 пЁп+п¦я¬ Schur went to Israel, in 92 year to the Shura came Lev. In Israel, the children's music was not the main activity, because they worked, had to somehow feed themselves, pay for residence. Last year, Alex has changed the order 15ti works. Alex worked on a construction site with a friend. They came on the scene asked for employers, they said: 'Yes, there is a vacancy to work'. They worked 40 minutes, were some fixtures. After 40 minutes they were tired and decided to smoke, put the fixtures on the rails and sit somewhere in a smoke. Then heard an inhuman cry: 'Ah-ah-ah'. Alex knew little about the language, but I heard obscenities. It turns out there was driving off, he stumbled on this and began to bend fixtures. Then the master said: 'You are no longer working! "
All attempts to make music had been 'home'. They sat on acoustic guitars slip on some models. Then it all turned into some songs. And in the end the idea of 'And do not bring it to us again,' BI-2 '? ". As part of the electric gather 'BI-2' did not work and they did acoustical project. On stage were three people. 'BI-2' for the 92nd year, managed to take part in numerous festivals of Russian-speakers in Israel. They come with three guitars playing some songs, and suddenly they all begin to like. In the hall clapping, 'BI-2' is considered one of the most interesting performers at these festivals. The apogee of this art was the song 'Barbara', which is unique from that period was told in the current period. Loew gain from Minsk, the song in the 92nd year. The song was a success, . but a little ahead, . Loew in the 98th when he came to Shura, . they made a list of songs, . which will enter the album, . Lev suggested 'Barbarian', . what Alex said: 'Are you crazy? The song is absolutely no, . old already, . nothing interesting ',
. But Loew said: 'And let's change the arrangement'. In general, it changed and the song began to live totally different lives.
In 93em year, in January, in the morning, waking up Shura became sad and boring and he decided to go to Australia, to see that this is a general and relax for a couple of months. He had gone and stayed there, just like it.
. Once the Schur went to Australia, Leva is one and the music never touched during the 5-years.
. Shura in Australia had to play totally different groups, ranging from blues, rhythm and blues, and even in the Gothic
. In Melbourne a lot of clubs (about 500 clubs). They work seven days a week and there is room for a completely different music. Alex collected the draft of the strongest jazz musicians, and he made such a program, as well as texts Lev sent quite a bit, and Alex wrote the texts do not. We took some musical standard and played it, Alex sang a few verses (they were not only Lyovka texts, but even Akhmatova, Pasternak). After one such performance he offered to record an album-concert. Recorded, it has turned bad. And they say if you want you want to write to you albums. This was the beginning of the first official album 'asexual and Sad Love', which 'BI-2' was made in 97 - 98th year. Alex Lowe is calling on the phone (among them 6 hour difference) and said: 'Just listen, what we did there in the studio. Lev listened to these songs, recorded in the studio, where all sounds very good. I thought: 'Normal. Hence, the whole idea of being reborn in the 'BI-2''. In this album a bad history: after him, they agreed with a Moscow company that it has released its. They made the circulation, printed in Germany is very beautiful cover and the release was scheduled for August 16, 1998. Accordingly, all know what happened on 17 August and plastinaka nowhere left. The release of this album, 'BI-2' postponed for several years, because its value, he has lost and will be released in a few years as an archive.
After finishing work on the album Leva with Shurik decide what will make the next album 'BI-2'. Lev begins to send him on tape songs. First, he sent seven or eight songs, from which they chose the six already firmly. They agreed that Loew arrives and they begin recording the album. Leva had bought a plane ticket to and fro, begins to work, to record the album in Russian.
They have not seen 5 years and during that time there was a lot of events like Leva and Shura. They changed. Began to think that we should record a full length album 'BI-2'. Loew came to Australia and at home they have built such a situation: they put a bass combo, Loew played the bass guitar (he had never played the bass guitar). It so happened that the Shura in Australia retrained from the bass guitarist in a guitarist and a guitarist in Leva bass guitarist. They all started playing at home every day to collect and play some tunes. First, one song, two, three: The album was recorded easily. It was recorded in two stages, in the summer of the 98th year. They sat in the studio most ready to work, . were ready all the arrangements, . but lacked the concept of and brought her two men - a victory (which played on the keys) and cameraman Adam Kalaytsiz (who did all the sound balance of sound).,
. Two weeks later, Loew had worked - went into some malyarskuyu Brigade, where he someone lied - said that he was working as a painter for ten years
. He saw through immediately, but for his audacity, they forgave him, and in half a year to earn a lot of money, such that he could buy a car.
Several songs included in the book - it 'Barbarian' and 'East' period, Israeli. All other songs are made on the way, when Lev went to Australia or Melbourne. 'Barbara' was filmed in Australia, they are payment, hire some people and engaged in promotion of a their own expense. When the 'BI-2' recorded the song 'Slowly losing my mind' to the idea in the middle of the song was a solo trumpet and they needed a chorus, and the same chorus was needed in the song 'My Friend'. Russian-speaking people in the studio, there were four: Shura, Leva, Victory and another man, and all the rest were Australians. They are written on large sheets of paper in English letters transcription: MY FRIEND NEVER GRIEF. I told the lads - Sing. Recorded once again, and a choir. They rounded up about forty people in the room is very small (3x3 meters), placed three microphones.
Around this time, the group CHIRON, which played Shura need another guitarist. And just came Leva. But he was not sure whether to play as a group was to. They have tried and have all turned Leva. In the studio with trembling hands Leva down any party, because five years is not holding a tool and recorded some solo. He became the second guitarist and gained experience playing the guitar in concerts and in studio.
When they recorded the entire album, they began to reduce and the first song that they had reduced the 'Heart' and when they heard sounds like this song, they realized that the album turned. Shura on this album two favorite songs - 'Happiness' and 'And the Ship Sails'.
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