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Mikhail Bashakov - this name is well known in the musical environment, but not to a wide audience of listeners. The author of famous songs that have become hits, a talented musician who is engaged in creativity not for the sake of success and popularity, but for the soul - all this is about Mikhail Bashakov.
Childhood and youth
Mikhail Bashakov was born in Leningrad on July 1, 1964. He studied piano in elementary school. But then he abandoned music for the sake of sports and returned to it, as a teenager. Mikhail independently, without teachers, learned to play the guitar and began to compose songs. After leaving school, trying to figure out what to do in this life, he studied for a year at a vocational school. Bashakov Mikhail, however, realized that this occupation was not for him. He applied to the jazz school on the street. S altykov-Shchedrin, because decided to become a drummer.
In their first year of college in 1981, together with their school friend, guitarist Kostya Makarov, they created their own group, Paradise Chicks, which performed in various teenage clubs and lasted two years.
The beginning of a creative biography
Without graduating from college, Mikhail leaves to work in a national film studio inDC named after Kirov. Here he edits, selects music for short films that are being released, and even shoots several tapes according to his scripts.
While working at the studio, Mikhail Bashakov, whose biography is full of unexpected life turns, meets the singer and artist Vladimir Dukharin - "The Spirit", who played a significant role in his life. This acquaintance prompted Bashakov to seriously study German classical philosophy, painting and self-education.
After a while, Bashakov Mikhail, together with Dukharin, create the Trickster group. Before she became famous, more than one musician changed in her. But only with the arrival of bass guitarist Mikhail Dubov, "Trickster" won its first title, becoming a laureate of the Second Rock Festival in Cherepovets. After accordionist-saxophonist Pavel Kashin appeared in the group, it was fully staffed and changed its name to "Spirits".
Mikhail Bashakov as part of the Spirits team
Group "Duhi" successfully performed at the VII Rock Festival. After that, her touring activities began. The first concert season of the group was marked by participation in a number of actions at the festival of the magazine "Aurora", they made recordings at the studio "Aquarium" in the Palace of Culture of Communications, in the Palace of Culture of Railwaymen and at the studio of E. Piekha.
V. Dukharin took over the stage design of the Spirits concerts. During Kashin's absence, he was replaced by the multi-instrumentalist Mikhail Smirnov, who remained in the group. In 1990 "Spirits" recorded a vinyl album"Happiness", which in 1991 sold out in large numbers.
In the fall of 1991, "Spirits" took part in the festival "Europe + Asia", held in Chelyabinsk, began working on a new album, which was never released. After Pavel Kashin left the group, the team tried to stay afloat: performed in clubs, tried to record, but it was going to sunset, and the "Spirits" imperceptibly broke up. Each of the group members went their own creative way. Bashakov Mikhail disappeared from sight for a while.
Creative experiments by Mikhail Bashakov
In 1994, on the initiative of Bashakov and Sulin, a duet appeared, and then the trio Hi-Fi Parachutes, performing techno music. The group successfully performed in St. Petersburg clubs for a year, went on tour in Switzerland, but broke up after returning.
Bashakov Mikhail decided for himself that he was done with music, and got a job as a DJ at the St. Petersburg radio station B altika.
But in 1996 Mikhail's life took an unexpected turn again. Thanks to the support of one of the fans, Bashakov was able to give several acoustic concerts. In the same period, his collaboration with Kashin resumed, who became a well-known performer in the domestic pop music market, but continued to sing songs by Bashakov and "Spirits" at his concerts.
So, as a result of the merger of Calypso Blues Band and Bashakov's songs, the "Bashakov-Band" appeared. The first concert took place on March 27, 1998. The group recorded the album "The Sun Under the Wing", which consisted entirely of new songs by Bashakov.
Afterdefault in the country, Mikhail went into free swimming. In 2000, the Bashakov-Band appeared with a new line-up. In addition to concerts with the "Band", Mikhail participated in the actions of the creative community "Mighty Handful". Gradually, the word "band" was eliminated from the name and "Bashakov" remained.
In subsequent years, Mikhail Bashakov, for the most part, performed solo or with a small acoustic composition. Self-released album "Best".
Bashakov Mikhail, whose photo is given in this article, is not known to many fans of pop music, although the musician has several studio records. It was he who wrote such famous hits as "Sambadi", "Alice", "Don't worry", which are often heard on the radio. However, one can feel the full force of Mikhail Bashakov's creative charisma and appreciate his art only at his solo concerts.
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