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    1. Down On My Knees16238
    Artist of a day - Toronto

    Original name
    Date of birth
    01.01.2003 (17)
    Place of birth
    Total songs: 1
    Likes: 162
    Dislikes: 38

    Over 1500 live concerts since 2003

    Over 150 songs in their repertory

    Non-stop performances

    Toronto was formed in 2003 in Moscow by a group of young ambitious musicians, and became a source of manpower for the Moscow club scene.

    The band became a striking phenomenon that quickly reached the headlines of the legendary club News Pub on Petrovka. The first band members were Elina Tumayeva - vocals, Dan Yakushevich - guitar, vocals, Ilya Sokolov - keyboards, Alexander Matytsyn - bass, Oleg Grigoryev - drums.

    Yakushevich, Matytsyn and Grigoryev were previously the backbone of another band P.S., and played cover versions of blues hits with Chuck Redgister, an American who had settled down in Russia. After the groups breakup, Dan Yakushevich performed with the "EROPLAN" band passionately tearing strings while playing world rock hits, but was reunited with old friends to create a new band. The bands slogan, as proclaimed by Yakushevich was We play pop as rock, and rock as pop!.

    Oleg Grigoryev soon received an invitation to play in the band Flowers, and in exchange the drumers post was taken by Vyacheslav Emetc. Emetc performed with the band for almost a year. After, his place was taken by Andrey Krotov, a person who had worked with many stars, from Alena Apina to Alsou.

    Staff turnover continued when Krotov and Sokolov (now the Arizona band) left the band, and Oleg Grigoryev returned as drummer, while Oleg Pavlushin joined Toronto on keyboard after performing with the band Kvartal. Grigoriev, who went to work for Vlad Topalov, vacated the seat for Alexander Penkin as drummer (who managed for a time to work with Trofim and Long Play).
    Thus, in 2005, the backbone of the instrumental group was formed.

    A new stage for Toronto began when the band, after a long period of auditions, found young singer Anna Shteh. In 2007, Shteh Anna and Alexander Matytsyn left the band, and created a successful club project Beverly Hills, which exists to this day.

    The new Singer - Lena "Wasp" Osaulenko - and bassist Anton Kaz'min coming from a jazz ensemble Pikaboo, brought fresh notes to the band's sound.
    The autumn of 2008 brought a happy pregnancy to the Wasp and a new band prima - Katya Lapshina, a beauty and a great singer who won many awards at Russian and international competitions with her beautiful and strong voice, and a unique style and charm.

    This is how the golden composition of the Toronto band was formed:

    Dan Yakushevich - guitar, vocals
    ex-Tricky Dan, PS, Eroplan, Angara

    Oleg Pavlushin - keyboards, vocals
    Ex-Kvartal, Angara

    Catherine Lapshina - vocals
    - Audience Award Winner at the international competition "Mallows-2005" (Poland)
    - Grand Prix Russian Festival "Silver Voice"
    - Winner of the television contest "Morning Star," "50/50"
    - Winner of the Russian Festival "The Firebird"

    Anton Kaz'min - bass
    Ex- Alexander Bujnov

    Alexander Penquin - drums
    Ex-Trofim, Lotoc, Angara

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