White Fort

White Fort

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Rock - Progressive Rock | Moscow, Russian Federation
Total Song Plays: 2,334   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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General Biography

Artyom and Yuriy hail from Irkutsk, Siberia. As young Soviet citizens, they began studying classical music in grade school, and spent many long, dark winters with nothing to do but practice, practice, practice. The Iron Curtain couldn't hold out rock and roll, though, and soon Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles were sharing a gallon of vodka with Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The result? White Fort--a unique hybrid of rock, folk, and classical music, propelled by a Russian ethnic pulse and rocket fuel.

The boys have come a long way from the steppes, with a dozen albums and numerous international awards over their 25-year career. They've toured worldwide, from the trance clubs of Ibiza to NYC's Lincoln Center. According to MTV producer Maty Fernandez, "These two guys do what it takes Dave Matthews five guys to do."

White Fort returned to the USA in autumn of 2012 for their first tour of the West Coast. Look for them in the summer of 2013 on their nationwide tour!


AWARDS

--First Place, 2011 International Songwriting Competition (Instrumental category).

--Musician of the Year 2012, RAW Portland Artists Showcase.

--Grand Prize winner, Tom Jackson Song Makeover contest on Broadjam, March 2012.

--Fusion Song of the Month on Broadjam.com, Nov. 2011.

--Crowd Favorite Award, Rochester International Jazz Festival, 2003.

--Golden Mask Award (Russian national music and theater award) for their Children's Theater score, "Winter's Tale," 2003.

--Golden Mask Nomination for their ballet, "My Green Love," 2000.