A’Studio

A’Studio

Biography

You know very well what it means for me A’Studio, I love them. It is the whole planet. They have no competition. “Alla Pugacheva« A’Studio always – “riding the wave” – in fashion, in music. They are interesting and relevant. “Valery Meladze Intro A’Studio – a legendary team with a unique for the Russian pop RECOGNITION sense of style, musical taste and create an interesting arrangement of impeccable quality. The band plays romantic and danceable pop rock. At the heart of external variety ease of music A’STUDIO – a great skill and professionalism of musicians: the group was repeatedly awarded prizes in various categories at music festivals and competitions. A’STUDIO – independent, not belonging to any producer center or the record company staff independent musicians who write their own songs and decide what to perform. At the moment, a group of its founders and ideologists Baigali Serkebayev (producer, composer, keyboards) Vladimir Mikloshich (bass guitar), Fedor “Federico” Dosumov (guitar) and Katie Topuria (vocals). Venue – Kazakhstan History of the association A’STUDIO begins in 1982 in Alma-Ata (now – Almaty). A graduate of the Conservatory Baigali Serkebayev was working in a team “Arai”, accompanying famous Kazakh singer Roza Rymbaeva. “I was 20 or so – says Baigali. – It so happened that all the musicians, “Araya” separated, and Rose invited me to assemble and lead its new group. From the previous composition was only a guitarist Bulat Syzdykov (now group “Myuzikola”). At first I looked after Volodya Mikloshicha, was playing in the group “RHN” (“Russian, Croatian, German”), Croatia where he was. Vova I liked as a musician and a person, we quickly became friends, and I invited him to the group. As a member of the other team, he refused, but soon “RHN” disbanded: the Germans left for Germany, Russian – singer and composer Andrey Misin – in Moscow, and Mikloshich went to work for us. This is how new- «Arai»: Baigali Serkebayev keyboardist, bassist Vladimir Mikloshich, Najib Vildanov vocalist, guitarist Bulat Syzdykov drummer Sagnay Abdulin, and later they were joined by saxophonist Batyrkhan Shukenov. “In an environment of professionals new-« Arai »is famous for its instrumental tracks in the style of jazz-rock. And already in 1983 without the participation of Roses Rymbaeva “Aray” wins the VIII All-Union Competition entertainers in Moscow. Meanwhile, the band continued to work with his soloist and co-produced three vinyl albums. But in 1987, go to your own project. The new and have an independent group launched under the name “Almaty” and in 1988 released the 1st vinyl album “The Way of non-stop” (“Melody”), after which the name is changed to “Almaty Studio. ” The concert program of the group while a member of the songs with elements of funk and new wave and experiments with Kazakh folk melodies. Happy lottery ticket named “Julia” the summer of 1989 is born the song “Julia” (music by B. and B. Shukenov Serkebayev, word . Mikloshicha), who becomes happy “lottery ticket” for the group – she accidentally falls to Philip Kirkorov, who shows her Alla Pugacheva. “Philip said that the song recorded and presented him with the musicians of the tavern – says Baigali Serkebayev. – But Alla said that these songs do not give – and wished to meet personally with us. And we learned about it thanks to Vladimir Presnyakov, went on tour in Almaty. “The meeting takes place in 1989 in Moscow – it Alla immediately offers to musicians working in his Song Theatre. The offer they accept and change their name to the more succinct – A’STUDIO. On “Christmas meetings” in January 1990 Alla Pugacheva is A’STUDIO like the best and stylish group of countries – after broadcast on the team learns the entire Soviet Union. “It was our finest hour!” – Says Vladimir Mikloshich. With this period associated first Moscow recorded the album “Julia” (1990) and the yield of full-length musical film of the same name (1991, directed by A. Berkowitz), working in the theater, the songs and 3 trips to the stadium and a huge playground, where musicians gain experience on the stage next to the diva Russian platform. Meanwhile, in the group there is a change in the composition: Take a composer, from the group comes singer Najib Vildanov – and frontman A’STUDIO becomes Batyrkhan Shukenov, and guitarist Bulat Syzdykova comes Baghlan Sadvakassov. Work “in English” During work at the Teatro Alla Pugacheva group A’STUDIO become a regular guest of leading television and radio, has toured at home and abroad. In 1990 A’STUDIO working in London at the invitation of the British company Polygram in the studio of the famous British producer Greg Walsh and records 3 demo tracks in English. Cooperation with Walsh musicians resumed in 1996 and 1998, inviting him to mix and record albums “Unloved” and “sinful passion.” In May 1992, musicians perform in Dallas (USA) in the framework of the Kazakh-American Festival. In 1993, the band performed at the festival “Rhythm on the River” in Little Rock (Arkansas, USA) and at the festival “Asian exchange live music” in Shirataki (Japan ). In 1994, at the invitation of the pop singer Sergey Krylov A’STUDIO work as session musicians on the recording of his new album “Angel412” at the world famous studio «The Hit Factory» in New York. At this time, by accident by going to one of the Russian restaurants, Baigali Serkebayev and Baghlan Sadvakassov acquainted with serving there Polina Griffis, not knowing what this meeting will result in the future. From 1994 to 1997, the musicians collaborate with the studio “Union” and released 4 albums “Soldier of Love” (1994), a solo concert in the concert hall «Russia» «A’STUDIO LIVE» (1995), “Unloved” (1996) and «The Best» (1997). “The album” Unloved “we wrote together with Greg Walsh, – says Vladimir Mikloshich. – And then you understand what it means to “work in English.” This means – to hang out all night, and then get up at eight in the morning and head nabriolinennymi go to work in the studio. “In 1997 A’STUDIO celebrate its tenth anniversary big solo concert in Moscow’s Variety Theater and in his native city of Almaty. In honor of the anniversary there is an album «The Best» (on CD and VHS), which included the best songs for 10 years. The following year the group breaks the contract with “Union” and recorded a new album “Sinful passion” on the label “ORT-Records” . On 2 songs from this album – “Sinful passion” and “Snow in the desert” – a music video director Michael Khleborodov Anatoly Bersenev respectively. “To record the album” Sinful passion “, we again invited Greg Walsh not only mix, but also to record tracks, – says Vladimir Mikloshich. – It was winter, and was very very cold. We brought a “goat” – heater with a tight wire, and Walsh in Britain have never seen this and said: “But it can be very dangerous …”, but then got used and he has around him warming himself. In general, we have learned a lot from Greg Walsh, and he – we. “In 1999, a group A’STUDIO again taking part in the” Christmas meetings “of Alla Pugacheva with the song” Virtual Love “, which has already had a video by BS Graphics. Polina Griffis autumn 2000 left the band lead singer and saxophonist Batyrkhan Shukenov. “We felt that he was up to something, but Batyr assured us if everything is in order and nothing to worry about – it is not going away – says Baigali Serkebayev. – And yet it happened – he went to the solo “swimming”. For the group it was a blow: we are no longer invited to the concerts Honestly, A’STUDIO existence was in doubt. “Going through all sorts of options, Baigali recalls encountered in the United States Polina Griffis and proposes to invite her to the group.” So there was a woman on the ship “- says Vladimir Mikloshich. “Which is perfectly blended in A’STUDIO, – adds Baigali Serkebayev. – On her arrival the opportunity to work in the genre of dance music, as Pauline was aware of the latest trends in club life and move well on stage. “In November 2001 the band released the album” These things “and takes a new video:” These things “(director – Gleb Orlov Operator – Vlad Opelyants) and «SOS» (director – Oleg Gusev operator – Maxim Osadchiy). Within 3 years of cooperation with Polina Griffis Group is a concert not only in the US but also in England, Italy, Germany, and Russia is in the channel FOX KIDS concerts in Holland. A new stage for A’STUDIO getting another job with Briton Greg Walsh, who was engaged in promotion of the song «SOS». On track to remix Skylark, Vertigo and other famous DJs in London. By the end of the summer of 2004 their creations, produced by Greg Walsh led a London record company Ark Records, took first place in the charts of leading British club music publications. The song has a crazy success in America and Europe. And at this time Polina Griffis, as his time Batyrkhan Shukenov decides to go solo career and left the band. Dance in America and Europe continue to haunt the remixes «SOS», and the group became a trio A’STUDIO (Baigali Serkebayev, and Vladimir Mikloshich Baghlan Sadvakassov), overcoming the difficulties and frustrations, continues its “way of non-stop”, because it was so named their first album. At this point, the basic structure of the group – Baigali Serkebayev Vladimir Mikloshich and Katie Topuria.