Svoy

Svoy

 New York City, New York, USA
BandEDMSoul

PETER GABRIEL meets POSTAL SERVICE meets PHOENIX meets DEPECHE MODE meets MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO meets GOTYE meets PAT METHENY GROUP meets PASSION PIT meets BATHS

Biography


From Wikipedia

Svoy is a Billboard-charting multi-Independent Music Award winning recording and performing music artist/producer/writer in the genre of pop/electronica. He has three self-produced albums released via Mack Avenue Records/Sony Music Entertainment, P-Vine Records/Blues Interactions and Thistime Records, respectively. In 2009, his single "Beautiful Thing" reached #69 on the Billboard Japan Hot TOP 100 Airplay and #82 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles chart. Besides remaining in top 40 and 100 airplay charts of numerous major Japenese radio networks for over 8 weeks, the song peaked at #3 on Alpha Station FM Kyoto 89.4's TOP 40 Overseas Chart. Also in 2009, Svoy's album Automatons reached #100 on the Billboard Japan Top Independent Albums and Singles chart. In 2011, Automatons and its title track were nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance/Electronica Song at The 10th Independent Music Awards, subsequently winning in the latter category, as well as winning IMA's Vox Populi in both categories. 10th Independent Music Awards judging panel included Seal, Fall Out Boy, Portishead, McCoy Tyner, Counting Crows, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Suzanne Vega, Jesse Harris, Tom Waits, Aimee Mann, Jonatha Brooke among other notable artists and music industry professionals. In 2004, Svoy won the BMI John Lennon Award for songwriters and received the award personally from Yoko Ono. In 2002, he won BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship for film composers, that led to studying with Mike Post and Atli Orvarsson for one month at Post's studio in Los Angeles. Svoy is a writer/artist for Universal Music Group and a Yamaha-endorsed keyboardist/producer. He is presently residing in New York City.



Biography

Svoy is a New York-based one-man band: music, lyrics, performance, production, recording, mixing, mastering, art direction, graphic design, video production.

Born in the Russian Far East, Svoy took classical and jazz piano lessons as a child. As a teenager, he moved to Moscow to experience life and music in a big city, and ended up studying with some of the top jazz professionals in the country (including pianist Igor Bril and, the late, great composer Yury Saulsky). While in Western Russia, Svoy also won the 3rd Grand Prize at Jazz Improvizacija Solo Piano Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania, received an Exclusive Prize from the Russian National Academy of Composers, earned a Professional Diploma with Honors in Jazz/Classical Piano Performance/Sound Engineering from the GMUEDI Moscow State Music College, and a Degree in Jazz/Classical Piano Performance/Music Education from the elite Russian Academy of Music named after Gnessins. Both schools were attended on a full scholarship provided by the state.

In 2000, Svoy got a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned a Degree in Professional Music. While in Boston, Svoy explored songwriting and production. In 2002, he won the BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship and spent six weeks studying with Grammy and Emmy-winning TV composer Mike Post (writer of such TV themes as Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, among others) and Atli Örvarsson (composer for The Fourth Kind, Thick as Thieves, Babylon A.D., Vantage Point, Season of the Witch) at Post's studio in Los Angeles. In 2004, Svoy won BMI John Lennon Award for songwriters (3rd Prize) in New York. The judges included legendary Grammy-winning record producer Russ Titelman (George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor) and hit Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn. Thousands of applicants participated in the competition that year. In June 2004 Svoy received the award from BMI and Yoko Ono, personally.

While still at Berklee, Svoy began working on a number of songs that he planned to eventually have as a demo. Influenced by many different styles of music, including electronica, rhythm & blues, rock, he experimented using a portion of each, when writing and producing at his home studio.

Discography

• Eclectric (2007, Mack Avenue/Sony Entertainment)
• Consequence EP 1.0 (2009, Sixteenth Republic Records)
• Automatons (2009, P-Vine Records)
• Grow Up (2011, Thistime Records)
• Solved EP (2012, Sixteenth Republic Records)
• Yours, Svoy: The Best of 2005-2012 (2012, Sixteenth Republic Records)

Set List

AUTOMATONS
TONIGHT
25 AM
INTENTIONS
HELP ME REMEMBER
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
BEFORE I KILL
I DON'T LOVE
ONE FOR THE ROAD

DRIVING AWAY
NEVER GROW UP

LOOKING FOR YOU