Grebenshikov hails from St Petersburg, Russia. With the tenderness and insight of a poet he has captured the hearts of his fellow countrymen and is as highly acclaimed and respected in Russia as The Beatles are in the West. Boris Grebenshikov is considered the ‘founding father’ of Russian Rock music. His landmark Russian Album is considered by many to have changed the definition of Russian rock’n’roll music forever. He has produced more than 50 original albums since the formation of his legendary band Aquarium in 1972, and his music includes a whole ream of various ethnic and folklore influences.