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Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov in 2005
|Native name||Вячеслав Бутусов|
October 15, 1961 |
Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Soviet Union
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock, rock-n-roll, gothic rock, electronic music, post-punk, New Wave|
|Occupation(s)||singer, guitarist, composer, poet|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, keyboard instruments|
Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Бутусов; born October 15, 1961 in Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union), is a Russian singer and songwriter. He was a lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius, a Russian rock group, until its disbandment, and from 2001 to today of U-Piter. He has since started his own career as a singer and writer.
Vyacheslav Butusov was born in Bugach Settlement, near Krasnoyarsk, in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Because of his father's profession, he lived and studied in different places of Siberia during his early life. In ninth grade they moved to Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he studied in Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute. He participated in the design of Sverdlovsk Metro.
Nautilus Pompilius (1982-1997)
When a first-year student of Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute he got acquainted with musician Dmitry Umetsky. The two young men were keen on music and often gathered to play together. This resulted in recording of Nautilus Pompilius’s first and not quite successful album Pereyezd (Relocation) (1982–1983). In the same year Butusov met the poet Ilya Kormiltsev. Together with him Vyacheslav Butusov recorded his first mature album Nevidimka (An Invisible) in 1985. Next year their tandem released the record Razluka (Absence / Separation), which evoked terrific popularity of Nautilus Pompilius. The band’s last album Yablokitai was recorded by Butusov and Kormiltsev in 1996 in England with participation of Boris Grebenshikov and English musician Bill Nelson who became its producer.
Solo career (1997-Present)
After Nautilus Pompilius disbanded, Butusov launched his solo career. In 1997, he recorded Nezakonnopozhdenniy AlKhimik doktor faust pernatiy zmey with Yuri Kasparyan, and in 1998, his first solo album, Ovaly. During this years he also had a brief cameo in Russian crime film Brother, directed by Aleksei Balabanov. He also recorded some songs for the soundtrack of the film.
Besides his music career, in 2007 he launched a career as a writer, publishing a series of books.
Butusov is married with Anzhelika Estoyeva (b.1970). He has four children: three daughters - Anna (b. 1980; with his first wife Mariana Dobrovolskiy-Butusova), Ksenya (b. 1991), Sofya (b. 1999) and Daniil (b. 2005).
- Ovaly (1998)
- Tikhe igry (2001)
- Model dlya sborki (2008)
- Most (1985) (with Yevgeniy Dimov as part of the project "Step")
- Nezakonnopozhdenniy AlKhimik doktor faust pernatiy zmey (1997) (with Yuri Kasparyan)
- Elizobarra-Torr (2000) (with Deadушки)
- Zvyodzdniy padl (2001) (with musicians of Kino)
- Brother (1997)
- Brother 2 (2000)
- War (2002)
- Dead Man's Bluff (2005)
- Igla remix (remake of The Needle (1988 film) (2010)
|Ranshe bylo drugoye vremya||1987||Himself||Cameo|
|Zekralo dlya geroya||1987||Himself||Cameo|
|Rock in Russia||1988||Himself||Cameo|
|Serp i gitara||1988||Non-specified|
|Nastya y Yegor||1989||Himself||Cameo|
|Spalniy Vagon||1989||Passenger SV|
|Aleksandr Bashlachev. Smertelniy polet||2005||Himself||Cameo|
- Virgostan (2007)
- Antidepressant (M., Eksmo, 2007) (Co-authored with Nikolay Yakimchuk)
- Arkhiya (2011)
- Lenin Komsomol Prize (1989) for his songs with Nautilius Pompilius
- Golden Gramophone Award (2004) for his song City Girl
- Tsarskoselskaya Khudozhestvennaya Price. (2007)
- Medal "15 years of Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk diocese" (March 26, 2009)
- Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (October 13, 2011) Order IV. For his contribution in the development in music, art, and many years of creative activity.
- "ВЯЧЕСЛАВ БУТУСОВ: "ЖЕНА МЕНЯ ПРИЗЫВАЕТ НЕ ВПАДАТЬ В КРАЙНОСТИ"" (in Russian). trud.ru. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "9 ярких музыкальных проектов Вячеслава Бутусова" (in Russian). rg.ru. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Official Website of Butusov & U-Piter Vyacheslav Butusov's current group (Russian)
- Official Website of Nautilus group Vyacheslav Butusov's worldwide famous group (Russian)
- Biography of Vyacheslav Butusov (English)
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