THE BAND

Volodymyr Sherstiuk

Bass guitar, vocals

Born:

August 9

in Vasylkiv, Kyiv Oblast

Education:

  • Kyiv School №200
  • Kyiv Polytechnical University
  • Life itself :)
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A member of the band since:

From the very beginning – one of its founders

 (“Aktus” 1992-2000, “Haydamaky” from 2001)

About Music:

I listen to and love music which has an ethnic composition to it, but I also love punk, which very quickly delivers energy from the musician to the listener.  The greatest musical influence since childhood has been authentic Ukrainian song.

My favourite albums and artists:
 Bob Marley - Catch a Fire, Burning, Exodus
 Burning Spear - People of the World
 Toots & Maytals - Pressure Drop
 Linton Kwesi Johnson -  live in Paris
 Fanfare Ciocarlie - Quinns and Kings
 Fejat Sejdic - Featova Dirlada
 Asian Dub Foundation - Community Music
 Skatalites - SKA Foundation
 Czeslaw Niemen - Niemen Aerolit
 Fugazi - 13 songs
 RHCP - Californication, Stadium Arcadium
 Ramones - the Ramones
 Misfits - Collection
 Mariana Sadovska – Songs I Learned in Ukraine
 Cesaria Evora - Cabo Verde
 Buena Vista Social Club

About books:

  • Myroslav Dochynets – “Vichnyk – Confession of the Souls”
     Gabriel Garcia Marquez – “100 years of solitude”
     Fyodor Dostoyevsky – “Idiot”, “Karamazov Brothers”
     Vasyl Kozhelyanko – “Kotyhoroshko”
     Yuriy Andriukhovych – “12 Hoops”, “Perversion”
  • Taras Shevchenko - Kobzar
     

About Films:

 Lars Von Trier – “Breaking the Waves”
 Borys Ivchenko – “Lost Letter”
 Roberto Benigni – “La Vita e Bella”
 Emir Kusturica – “Time of the Gypsies”, “Underground”, Black kitten, white cat”
 Andrzej Zulawski – “Index - Love”
 Serhiy Parajanov – “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”
 Jim Jarmusch – «Dead Man»

I can’t see myself without:

Family, music, my bike, and travel. And also – lying on the banks of the Dnipro (Dnister, Shprei, Reina, Dunai, etc) and looking at the clouds (or stars).

Motto:

“If you run out of strength, your will, stubbornness and endurance remain.”