Secret (band)

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Secret in 1985
Background information
Origin Russia
Genres Beat, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, protopunk
Years active 1983 – present

Secret (Russian: Секрет) was a Soviet Russian rock and roll band founded in 1982 in Leningrad. The band's musical style and image drawn a heavy inspiration from 1950's and 1960's western music, The Beatles in particular. The band's name was inspired by the Beatles song 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?'. Secret called themselves a "Beat Quartet" and were a part of Soviet rock and roll revival of 1980's, along with Bravo.

The original line-up lasted until 1990, when frontman Maxim Leonidov emigrated to Israel. The band continued with different line-ups without great success. Since 1997 the original line-up has occasionally performed together including for anniversary shows in 2003 and 2007.

Many Secret hits of the 1980s still receive a lot of airplay on Russian FM stations.[1]

Original members[edit]

  • Maxim Leonidov — vocals, rhythm-guitar, keyboards (1983–1990, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2013—present)
  • Nikolai Fomenko — vocals, bass-guitar (1983–1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010–present)
  • Andrey Zabludovskiy — vocals, lead-guitar, viola (1983–present)
  • Aleksey Murashov — drums, percussion (1983–1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010–present)


Secret 30 || Секрет 30 || Secret 30 || 2013

Transliterated title Original title Translation Year of release
Ty i ya Ты и я You and I 1984
Sekret Секрет Secret 1987
Leningradskoe vremya Ленинградское время Leningrad Time 1989
Orkestr v puti Оркестр в пути Orchestra En Route 1991
Ne perezhivay Не переживай Don't worry 1994
Blues de Moscou Moscow Blues 1996
Pyat' Пять Five 1997


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