Bravo (band)

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Bravo
Браво.jpg
"The Greatest HITS" concert in The Opera House, Toronto (Dec. 2016)
Background information
Origin Moscow, Russia
Genres beat, rockabilly, jazz rock, soft rock
Years active 1983-present
Website www.bravogroup.ru
Members Evgeny Havtan
Pavel Kuzin
Robert Lenz
Alexander Stepanenko
Dimitriy Ashman
Past members Zhanna Aguzarova
Andrei Konusov
Valeriy Syutkin
Aleksey Ivanov
Sergey Lapin
Anna Salmina
Tatyana Ruzaeva
Evgeny Osin
Irina Elifanova
Igor Danilkin
Timur Murtuzaev
Dmitry Gaidukov
Igor Andreev
Fiodor Ponomariov
Aleksey Elenskiy
Sergey Bushkevich
Pavel Markazyan
Denis Mazhukov
Feliks Lakhuti

Bravo (Russian: Бра́во) is a rock and roll band founded in 1983 in Moscow, Russia[1] by guitarist Evgeny Havtan.

Biography[edit]

Evgeny Havtan in 2008
Zhanna Aguzarova in 2007
Robert Lenz in 2008

Drawing a heavy inspiration from 1950's western music, Bravo was a part of Soviet rock and roll revival of the 1980s, along with Secret.

Despite the fact that at that time rock and roll and beat music (except for The Beatles) were less popular among soviet citizen than classic rock, the band was one of the most popular underground acts in Russia in the 1980s, until the departure of original lead singer Zhanna Aguzarova (ru:Жанна Агузарова)[2] in 1988. After this Bravo has achieved success in later years with several different singers, Valeriy Syutkin[3] (1990-1994) and Robert Lenz (since 1996).

In 2011, after 10 ten-year break from studio recordings, Bravo had released an album Fashion (Russian: Мода), which received highly positive reviews from critics[4][5] and good attention among young audience. The band recorded album using vintage instruments from the 50s and 60s[6]. The album was produced by Ghian Wright[7]. Album cover includes a photography of Audrey Hepburn from american romantic comedy "Roman Holiday"[8].

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  1. Cassette 1983 Кассета 1983 (1983)
  2. Cassette 1985 Кассета 1985 (1985)
  3. Bravo Браво (1987)
  4. Ensemble Bravo Ансамбль Браво (1987)
  5. Fops from Moscow Стиляги из Москвы 1990
  6. Moscow Beat Московский Бит 1993
  7. Road to the Clouds Дорога в Облака 1994
  8. The Wind Knows... (single) Ветер Знает... 1995
  9. At the Crossroads of Spring На Перекрестках Весны 1996
  10. Serenade 2000 EP Серенада 2000 1997
  11. Hits about Love Хиты про любовь 1998
  12. Eugenics Евгеника 2001
  13. Fashion Мода 2011
  14. Forever Навсегда 2015

Compilations and live albums[edit]

  1. Zhanna Aguzarova and Bravo Жанна Агузарова и Браво (1993)
  2. Live in Moscow (1994)
  3. Songs from Various Years Песни Разных Лет (1995)
  4. The Star Catalog (tribute) Звездный Каталог (2004)
  5. 30 Years. Concert in Stadium Live 30 лет. Концерт в Stadium Live (2014)
  6. Bravospective Бравоспектива (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ История группы Браво
  2. ^ Фестиваль молодых исполнителей Юрмала-Ялта-Москва
  3. ^ Утренняя почта, клип «Вася»
  4. ^ Алексей Мажаев. (06.09.2011). "«Браво» — «Мода»". InterMedia. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2011-09-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Иван Сорокин. (11.10.2011). "Возвращение главной гитарной поп-группы Тынды и Еревана". Афиша. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2011-10-11.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Александр В. Волков. "Евгений Хавтан («Браво»): Винил и пластиковые кружочки звучат по-разному!". Soyuz Music. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  7. ^ Александр Великанов-младший. (10.09.2011). "Браво. «Между Западом и Востоком»". OpenSpace.ru. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Екатерина Архипова, Артем Костенко. "«Мода» группы «Браво»". Best-Woman.ru. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 

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