Vennaskond

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Vennaskond
The Flowers of Romance in Tikkurila 2006-02-10.jpg
Background information
Also known as The Flowers of Romance
Origin Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1984–2006, 2007–present
Labels Vennaskond, Līgo
Members Tõnu Trubetsky
Roy Strider
Gunnar Kõpp
Hedwig Allika
Ed Edinburgh
Anneli Kadakas
Henry Leppnurm
Past members See the section Former members

Vennaskond (Estonian for Brotherhood) is an Estonian punk rock band founded in 1984.[1] The band has toured in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Romania, Sweden, Germany, France and the USA (including CBGB).

Members[edit]

  • Tõnu Trubetsky (also known as Tony Blackplait) – vocals (since 1984)
  • Roy Strider – guitar (since 2004)
  • Gunnar Kõpp – guitar (since 2008)
  • Hedwig Allika – violin (since 2006)
  • Ed Edinburgh – bass guitar (sporadically since 2000)
  • Anneli Kadakas – percussion (sporadically since 2003)
  • Henry Leppnurm – percussion (sporadically since 2004)

Former members[edit]

The line-up of Vennaskond has changed frequently and often the same line-up hasn't even played two consecutive concerts. Only Tony Blackplait has been in the line-up since the first concert in 1984. An incomplete list of members includes:

  • Teet Tibar – guitar (also Tips; 1984–1985, 1987, 1996–1997)
  • Marco Rüütel – guitar (1984)
  • Tarmo Kruusimäe – bass guitar (1984)
  • Andrus Lomp – percussion (1984–1985, 1987–1988)
  • Reet Nõgisto – bass guitar (1984)
  • Richard Nool – percussion (also Riho Nool; 1984)
  • Kalle Käo – guitar (1985)
  • Toomas Leemets – percussion (1985)
  • Jaan-Eik Tulve – bass guitar (also Sursu; 1985–1987)
  • Martin Post – percussion (1985)
  • Allan Hmelnitski – percussion (1985)
  • Mait Re – percussion, guitar (also Matheus Senta; 1985–1988, 2005–2006)
  • Andres Aru – percussion (also Mõmmi; 1986)
  • Venno Vanamölder – percussion (1987–1989)
  • Ivo Uukkivi (also Munk; 1987)
  • Anti Pathique – guitar, bass guitar (1987, 1989–1996, 2002–2005, 2008)
  • Martin Süvari – bass guitar (1987)
  • Mati Pors – bass guitar (also Mati Porss; 1987)
  • Tom Kinkar – bass guitar (1987–1989)
  • Koidu Jürisoo – violin (1987)
  • Villu Tamme – guitar (1987)
  • Margus Põldsepp – guitar (1988)
  • Jüri Kłyszejko – guitar (1988–1989)
  • Raul Saaremets – percussion (1988)
  • Vadim Družkov – percussion (also Vadjah Lahari, Vadyah Lahary; 1988)
  • Ivo Schenkenberg Jr – percussion (also Belka, Ivo Schenkenberg, real name Ivo Orav; 1988–1990)
  • Kristjan Mäeots – percussion (also Kotkas; 1989, 1998, 1999–2000)
  • Ira Vatsel – violin (1989)
  • Ruth Saulski – violin (1989)
  • Herbert Spencer Jr – bass guitar (1989)
  • Kristian Müller – percussion (1989)
  • Maarja Ora – violin (1989–1990)
  • Mait Vaik – bass guitar (1989–1996, 1999)
  • Hindrek Heibre – percussion (1989–1993)
  • Ülari Ollik – accordion (also Mätas; 1990, 1993–1996)
  • Allan Vainola – guitar (also Al Vainola; 1990–1996, 1996, 1998–2006, 2008)
  • Max Sinister – bass guitar (real name Margus Müil; 1993)
  • Rainis Kingu – percussion (1993–1998)
  • Camille Camille – violin (real name Imbi-Camille Rätsep; 1993–1998)
  • Kaspar Jancis – guitar, bass guitar, piano, electric organ (1993–1998, 1999)
  • Alar Aigro – bass guitar, sound (1997–1999, 2000–2001, 2003, 2005)
  • Henn Rebane – accordion (1997)
  • Tamur Marjasoo – guitar (1998)
  • Catherine Matveus – violin (1998–2003)
  • Rein Joasoo (1999)
  • Margus Tamm (1999)
  • Tuuliki Leinpere – violin (2003–2006)
  • Pexte Paxter – percussion (a pseudonym, 2005)
  • Angelica Awerianowa – violin (2006)
  • Pet Creep – percussion (real name Peeter Proos, 2007, 2008)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ltn. Schmidt'i pojad (1991), Vennaskond – MC
  • Rockipiraadid (1992), Theka – MC
  • Usk. Lootus. Armastus. (1993), EHL Trading/Vennaskond – MC, CD; reissued with a different cover and track order as Insener Garini hüperboloid (1999), Vennaskond – MC
  • Vaenlane ei maga (1993), Vennaskond – MC
  • Võluri tagasitulek (1994), Vennaskond – MC
  • Inglid ja kangelased (1995), Vennaskond – MC, CD
  • Mina ja George (1996), Vennaskond – MC, CD
  • Reis Kuule (1997), Vennaskond – MC, CD
  • Warszawianka (1999), HyperElwood – MC, CD
  • Ma armastan Ameerikat (2001), DayDream Productions/Kaljukotkas/Remavert – MC, CD
  • News from Nowhere (2001), Kaljukotkas/DayDream/Remavert – MC, CD
  • Subway (2003), Vennaskond – CD
  • Rīgas Kaos (2005), Līgo – LP
  • Anarhia agentuur (2011), Elwood - CD

Compilations[edit]

  • Priima (1999), HyperElwood – 2MC, 2CD

Vinyl single[edit]

  • Girl in Black/Riga My Love (1991), Vennaskond – 7"

No. 1 Hits in Estonia[edit]

  • "Insener Garini hüperboloid" (1993)
  • "Lili Marleen" (1993)
  • "Kopenhaagen" (1993)
  • "Elagu Proudhon!" (1994)
  • "Selle laulu mina ise luuletasin" (1994)
  • "Pille-Riin" (1994)
  • "Õhtud Moskva lähistel" (1995)
  • "10203" (1995)
  • "Subatlantiline kohtumine" (1996)
  • "101. kilomeeter" (2000)
  • "Saepurulapsed" (2001)
  • "Ma armastan Ameerikat" (2002)

On compilations[edit]

  • Balts Bite Back! (1993), Stupido Twins/Zona – MC, CD
  • Rock. Pop in the East (1996), RFI – 2CD
  • Europodium. Top of the European Pops (1997), RFI Musique – CD

Films[edit]

  • Millennium (1998) – dir Tõnu Trubetsky, VHS, 90 min, Faama Film/Eesti Tõsielufilm/Trubetsky Pictures
  • I Love America (2001) – dir Tõnu Trubetsky, VHS, 140 min, DayDream Productions/Kaljukotkas/Trubetsky Pictures
  • Sügis Ida-Euroopas (2004) – English: An Autumn in Eastern Europe, dir Tõnu Trubetsky, 2DVD, 185 min, Vennaskond/DayDream/Trubetsky Pictures
  • New York (2006) – dir Tõnu Trubetsky, DVD, 140 min, Trubetsky Pictures

References[edit]

External links[edit]