Groupe Country Russe formé à Obninsk (Russie) et composé de Ilya Toshinsky (né le 28 Novembre 1977), Natasha Borzilova (née le 19 Août 1978), Sasha Ostrovsky (née le 11 Août 1980), Lydia Salnikova (née le 10 Août 1980), Alexander Arzamastsev (né le 15 Septembre 1973) et Sergei Passov remplacé après le premier album par  Sergei "Spooky" Olkhovsky (né le 15 Février 1978).

The country group Bering Strait took one of the more unusual paths to major-label status in Nashville. Natives of Obninsk, Russia, the group - consisting of Ilya Toshinsky (guitar, banjo, Vocals; born November 28, 1977), Natasha Borzilova (Vocals, guitar; born August 19, 1978), Sasha Ostrovsky (dobro, steel guitar, lap steel; born August 11, 1980), Lydia Salnikova (keyboards, Vocals; born August 10, 1980), and Alexander Arzamastsev (drums; born September 15, 1973) — was organized by a bluegrass-loving music teacher. (Sergei "Spooky" Olkhovsky [born February 15, 1978] replaced an earlier bass player, and mandolin and fiddle player Sergei Passov, an original member, dropped out after participating on their debut album.) They began to play out as teenagers and earned opportunities to visit Nashville in the early '90s. Eventually, they attracted the attention of a Nashville-based manager, who brought them over the U.S. and sought a record deal for them. They signed to Arista Nashville, but that label shuttered before they could record an album. The former head of Arista moved on to Gaylord, a start-up label, and they followed him there, recording an album with producer Brent Maher. But that association fell through, too, and it was not until January 2002 that they followed the same record executive to his next berth with the newly formed Universal South imprint of Universal. Finally, in January 2003, their self-titled debut album was released, while their travails were detailed in the 90-minute documentary The Ballad of Bering Strait.

Talents : Ilya Toshinsky : Guitar, Banjo, Vocals - Natasha Borzilova : Vocals, Guitar - Sasha Ostrovsky : Dobro, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel - Lydia Salnikova : Keyboards, Vocals - Alexander Arzamastsev : Drums - Sergei "Spooky" Olkhovsky : Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle

Style musical : Contemporary Country

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20


01/2003 CD UNIVERSAL 170218 (US) BERING STRAIT - What Is It About You / Tell Me Tonight / I Could Be Persuaded / When Going Home / I'm Not Missing You / I Could Use A Hero / The Trouble With Love / Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart / Only This Love / Bearing Straight / Porushka Poranya / Like A Child [live]
06/2005 CD UNIVERSAL SOUTH 000107702 (US) PAGES - Safe In My Lover's Arms / Oy Moroz, Moroz (Oh, Frost, Frost) / From Ankara To Izmir / Long Time Comin' / Just Imagine / Pages / You Make Lovin' Fun / Cruel Man / What's For Dinner? / Choose Your Partner / It Hurts Just A Little

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