Artyom and Yuriy come from Irkutsk, Siberia. Growing up in the Soviet Union, 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. They took First Place in the Instrumental Music Category in Nashville's 2011 International Songwriting Competition. According to MTV producer Maty Fernandez, "These two guys do what it takes Dave Matthews five guys to do."
White Fort returns to the USA this fall for their first tour of the West Coast.
|Artist Name:||White Fort Album: 6/8|
|First/Last Name:||Jeanine Renne|
|Hometown:||Moscow, , Russia|
|Style of music:||Symphonic Rock|
|Label Affiliation:||Independent Label|
|Description:||A unique hybrid of rock, folk, and classical music, propelled by a Russian ethnic pulse and rocket fuel.|