Oleh Suk

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Oleh Suk
Oleh Suk performing in 2006
Background information
Also known asJohn
Born (1965-06-26) June 26, 1965 (age 58)
Ternopil, Ukrainian SSR, (now  Ukraine)
GenresProgressive rock, art rock, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer
Years active1988–present

Oleh Suk (Ukrainian: Олег Сук, born June 26, 1965, in Ternopil) is a Ukrainian rock musician, specializing in the bass guitar (although he also plays the acoustic guitar and the synthesizer).

Early creative steps[edit]

He began his artistic path at the Lviv Polytechnic with sound and the bass guitar experiments. Permanent searches led him to the popular Lviv jazz band Melodrome. As a result, he received prizes at the Crystal Lion jazz festival twice in a row in the late 80's.[citation needed] The musician founded the art-rock Catharsis. After collaboration with Ludwik Konopko the two formed a new band Tea Fan Club (TFC). TFC had establishes itself as the premier art-rock band, drawing such notable musicians to join them such as singer Oleksandr Ksenofontov and guitarist Vlad DeBriansky. The band finished its existence in 1993, and to this day it is considered as the most influential musical project in Ukraine, rising to the status of legendary. Shortly after the TFC Oleg creates a project Ulysses, joins Glass Bead Game and later the Dead Rooster (1992),[1] where he stays until now.

In 1995–1996 he organized the literary and musical jazz formation Lights of Big Cities with the writer Yuri Pokalchuk and the musician Yurko Duda.

In 2003 within its own project ... but time, as the river ... Oleh drew attention to the team with a specific philosophy – Black September, found a common music language and affined music tastes, he began to work with it.[2] The group received a second birth and a second name: Gorgisheli.

Personal projects[edit]

1995 – Project "IS". Trying to capture that period of the time in Lviv music (90's) Oleg enlisted about 50 artists. All music was written by John on the lyrics of the poets Bohdan Lepky, Bohdan-Ihor Antonych, Vasyl Pachovsky, Oleksandr Oles. In the audio album recording were involved the musicians and the bands who had been already well known at that time: Plach Yeremiyi and Taras Chubay, Mertvyi Piven, Tea Fan Club, 999, the guys from The Hadyukiny Brothers; debutants Okean Elzy, Lesya Herasymchuk and Royal rabbits, Pikkardiyska Tertsiya, Monuments of Architecture, and Ruslana.

2003 – ... but the time as a river .... The continuation of the "IS" project. Authors who were involved : Yuri Pokalchuk, Ihor Rymaruk, Kostya Moskalets. Some musical newcomers in 1995 (Okean Elzy, Pikkardiyska Tertsiya, Ruslana) are the real stars of the Ukrainian show-biz now. Other involved newcomers (Godo, Black September, Yurko Lavrin, Svitlana Kyrylchuk[3]) brought new life to the old compositions and performed new songs.


Released Name of Album Singer or band
1993 Mistery Mirror Tea Fan Club
1994 Underground Zoo Mertvyi Piven
1995 Live in Lviv Mertvyi Piven
1995 NEBO-ROK'95. Terrific birthday Viktor Neborak
1995 IS personal project
1996 Il Testamento Mertvyi Piven
1996 "ОH". Comedy ecstasy personal project
1997 City God Eros Mertvyi Piven
1997 1989 – The Best – 1997 Mertvyi Piven
1998 Shabadabada Mertvyi Piven
1998 They say Lights of Big Cities
2000 Stand up and leave Viktor Morozov та The Fourth Corner
2002 Poplar Lights of Big Cities
2003 ...but the time as a river... personal project
2003 Aphrodisiac Viktor Morozov та Mertvyi Piven
2003 Traveling the country Bass Vsevolod Dyachyshyn
2004 Dead Rooster. Mp-3 Collection on two discs Mertvyi Piven
2005 Rock legends of Ukraine. Ukrainian Collection. Dead Rooster Mertvyi Piven
2006 Songs for the Dead Rooster Mertvyi Piven
2006 Amore Gorgisheli
2008 Criminal Sonnets Mertvyi Piven
2006 Chosen by people Mertvyi Piven
2008 Army of Light Viktor Morozov та The Fourth Corner
2009 Live Gorgisheli
2009 Made in UA Mertvyi Piven
2010 Rombambar Gorgisheli