THE BAND

Oleksandr Demyanenko

Guitar, mandolin, vocals

Born:

October 20

in Hlobyn, Poltava Oblast

Education:

  • Poltava Music College
  • National Music Academy named for P.I. Tchaikovsky (Kyiv Conservatory)
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  • A member of the band since:

From the very beginning – one of its founders

About music:

  • Ukrainian ethnic music, folk
  • Ukrainian Folk Choir Veryovka
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Pantera
  • Nirvana
  • AC/DC
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Rage Against the Mashine
  • Radiohead
  • LOK
  • KORN
  • Mano Negra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Publick Image Limited
  • Tom Waits
  • John Butler
  • VooVoo
  • Tool
  • Mars Volta
  • Bach
  • Vivaldi
  • Mozart
  • Paganini
  • Pablo de Sarasate
  • Camille Saint-Saens
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Claude Debussy
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About books:

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Mykhailo Bulhakov
  • Ivan Franko
  • Yuriy Andriukhovych
  • Serhiy Zhadan
  • Chingiz Aitmatov
  • Erich Maria Remarque
  • Japanese literature
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About films:

Films should leave their impression within the viewer.  The most striking image of this is simple human emotion – laughter or tears.  This is true art.

I can’t see myself without:

Without travel and constant movement.  The ideal combination is when you turn the pages of history while sitting on your trusted two-wheel horse.  It is in these moments that you understand that you don’t need a lot to be happy!