Yuri Lemeshev

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Yuri Lemeshev in 2015.
Yuri Lemeshev in 2012.

Yuri Lemeshev (born 1954[1] or 1955[2]) is an American accordion player best known as a former member of New York-based Gypsy-Punk-Cabaret band Gogol Bordello.[3][4]


Lemeshev was born on the island of Sakhalin, RSFSR, Soviet Union.[5][2] He emigrated to the United States in 1989, and became well known in New York City's East Village for his performances in bistros, wearing various hats and wigs.[6] He has shared the stage and/or recorded with Nicole Renaud, Greg Wall, Mary Wooten and Matt Darriau, and worked as a trio called Tridruga with bassist Tony Scherr and guitarist Brad Shepik.[7] In 2001, he joined Gogol Bordello.[2] He left the band in 2013.[8]

He also started a duo with theremin player Pamelia Kurstin in 2007.[9]

Solo discography[edit]

  • Yuri Lemeshev Solo — Live at Jules (Tillotson) 1995
  • Tridruga — Love Slave Records 2000

See Gogol Bordello for Yuri Lemeshev's discography with the band


  1. ^ Two sources state he was 53 in 2007
  2. ^ a b c "Profiles: Yuri Archived February 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", Gogolbordello.com, retrieved 2010-01-26
  3. ^ "Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello's Gypsy Punk Hero", NPR Music, August 15, 2007, retrieved 2010-01-26
  4. ^ Brown, Evan (2007) "Go for the Gogol: Gogol Bordello's gypsy punk is intoxicating and inviting", New Haven Advocate, October 4, 2007, retrieved 2010-01-26
  5. ^ Proefrock, Stacia "Gogol Bordello Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-01-26
  6. ^ Lynch, Dave "Tridruga Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-01-26
  7. ^ Goosty, Flibbert, J (2000) "Tridruga", All About Jazz, August 1, 2000, retrieved 2010-01-26
  8. ^ "Did somebody ask where is Yuri? He is drinking with Pasha!". Gogol Bordello. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Yuri Lemeshev e Pamelia Kurstin a "La Palma" di Roma[permanent dead link]", On-Line News, 08/01/2007, retrieved 2010-01-26

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