Venger Collective (acid jazz, soul-funk, lounge) (Russia)
VENGER collective appeared in 2006 in Moscow. Members of the band are musicians who have been grown up on acidjazz, funk, soul and house music. The band was founded by Alexander Lygin and Vladislav Vengerovsky, two guitarists, who dreamed to make up modern soul-funk sound. Since long time of writing compositions and looking for musicians of the same views the band was joined with Alexandra Magerova, Yulia Tereshenko, Markell Titov, Pavel Titov, Andrey Shestakov, Vladislav Dashkevich, Alexander Lagutenko and Tigran Khachatryan.
The tunes of VENGER are sharp, exact, gentle and frank. The general sounding is acidjazz, but with authentic style. This music finds out a definite audience among intelligent people, for whom the grooves of the 70s are highly familiar.
VENGER collective tries to make acidjazz popular among Russian audience. The melody of their creations is a warranty of their success. The band has a good start on the Russian clubbing scene and is recognized by European musicians of the same genre.