Some words about me
Songwriter from Baltics.
I was born and raised in Riga, Latvia. In early childhood, I learned to play the piano, and as a teenager, I became interested in the guitar. Like many others, I played in a school rock band, where I started composing songs in both Russian and English.
After school, our group visited the then popular Riga Rock club.
The first recording at the studio took place in 1995. I was so encouraged with the result!
From that moment on, the goal appears to record an album, and I meet the legendary Latvian musician Slava Mitrokhin. The result of our collaboration was not only my first album in English "Nature of Mine" (1997), but also some lyrics of Slava's songs. Our songwriting collaboration continues to this day.
My song was first played on the radio SWH in 1997. I was not enough concentrated on my musical career that time and I missed this opportunity to become famous. I spent fifteen years more in studio before I understood my real mission.
In March 2015, the album "Among the Twinkling Stars" was released in a limited edition on CD, as well as on iTunes, Spotify, Yandex Music and other platforms. This album was my first album in Russian. To create the cover of the album, the artist Svetlana Artemova made a painting of the same name. The album was recorded in the studio of the then young, but very talented musician Ilya Kireyev, who became the arranger of all the songs. Together with drummer and percussionist Kamil Makurin, at that time they were already an established duet with several released albums under their belt.
This work showed me how much richer a musical palette can become in the case of a successful collaboration. From that moment on, I began to look for an opportunity to become not only a songwriter, but also a producer.
Then album with nine instrumental tracks "Driving Alone" played and recorded by myself was released on all major platforms.
Last year I started big collaboration project that became a new album "Not an Angel".