Tryzuby Stas

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Tryzuby Stas
Тризубий Стас
Birth name Stanislav Shcherbatykh
Born (1948-02-24)February 24, 1948
Aleysk, Altai Krai, (RSFSR)
Died January 24, 2007(2007-01-24) (aged 58)
Kiev, Ukraine
Genres folk, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, poet
Instruments guitar
Years active 1991–2007

Stanislav Ivanovych Shcherbatykh (Ukrainian: Станіслав Іванович Щербатих) (February 24, 1948 - January 24, 2007) was a Ukrainian bard, an author of the Ukrainian humorous original songs. He is better known for his scenic name of Tryzuby Stas.


Shcherbatykh was born in Altai in the town of Aleysk (some sources claim Altaisk). His father was Russian, mother - a native Ukrainian. After his father was killed the Sherbatykh family moved to their relatives in Stanislaviv, Ukrainian SSR in summer of 1949. Stanislav's uncle was a warrior of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and later spent some 10 years in GULAG. Stanislav graduated from a Russian-speaking school.

After finishing institute he worked as a musician in a restaurant. In 1976 Sherbatykh married a Kievan poetess Maria Huk-Shcherbatykh, originally from Lviv Oblast. In 1977 together with his he travels to Kamchatka to earn extra money. There was born his son Volodymyr. In Kamchatka Sherbatykh worked as a painter, photograph, and director the House of Culture. In 1980 he returned to the Ukraine. In Ukraine Shcherbatykh worked in the film industry, particularly - documentaries and cartoons. One of his cartoons "Sasha's seagull" on the international film festival "Kinomarina - 75" earned a bronze medal.

By the end of 1980's joined the theatrical studio "Ne zhurysya!" in Lviv. From 1991 Shcherbatykh was touring together with the troupe. His scenic name Tryzuby Stas (Tri-teeth Stas) he humorously explained that he has three teeth for the next things: one - Komsomol, second - Communist Party, and third - Trade Union. In the beginning of 1990s Shcherbatykh astonished many by his critical lyric in address of government. Since mid-90's Shcherbatykh lived in Kiev. He is laureate of the festival of original song "Obereh" and the music festival "Chervona Ruta", as well as a participant of the Sopot international festival where he sang in Polish.

He died on January 24 (some sources state 27), 2007 in his Kiev apartment from his third heart attack. Sherbatykh was buried near Ivano-Frankivsk at Dem'ianiv Laz, next to the victims of the Soviet repressions.


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