Vyacheslav Butusov

Vyacheslav Butusov
Вячеслав Бутусов
Vyacheslav Butusov 2011-4.jpg
Vyacheslav Butusov in 2011
Born Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov
(1961-10-15) October 15, 1961 (age 56)
Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Soviet Union
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
Children Anna Butusova
Ksenia Butusova
Sofya Butusova
Daniil Butusov
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • keyboard
Years active 1978-present
Labels
  • Nikitin
Associated acts
Website butusov.ru

Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Бутусов; born October 15, 1961, in Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union), is a Russian singer and songwriter. He was a lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius, a Russian rock group, until its disbandment, and from 2001 to 2017 of U-Piter. He also has his own solo career as a singer and songwriter.

Early life[]

Vyacheslav Butusov was born in Bugach Settlement, near Krasnoyarsk, in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Because of his father's profession, he lived and studied in different places of Siberia during his early life. While Butusov was in the ninth grade, they moved to Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he later studied in the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute. He participated in the design of the Sverdlovsk Metro.

Musical career[]

1982-1997: Nautilus Pompilius[]

While he was a first-year student at the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute, he was acquainted with musician Dmitry Umetsky. The two young men were passionate about music and often gathered to play together. This resulted in recording of Nautilus Pompilius’s first album Pereyezd (Relocation) in 1982, which met little success. In the same year, Butusov met the poet Ilya Kormiltsev. Together, they recorded the band's first mature album, Nevidimka (Invisible) in 1985. Next year their tandem released the record Razluka (Separation), which sparked the band's popularity. The band’s last album, Yablokitai, was recorded by Butusov and Kormiltsev in 1996 in England with the participation of Boris Grebenshchikov and English musician Bill Nelson, who was the album's producer.

1997-present: Solo career[]

After Nautilus Pompilius disbanded, Butusov launched his solo career. In 1997, he recorded Nezakonnopozhdenniy AlKhimik doktor faust pernatiy zmey with Yuri Kasparyan, and in 1998, his first solo album, Ovaly. During this years he also had a brief cameo in Russian crime film Brother, directed by his friend Aleksei Balabanov, for which he also wrote and composed the soundtrack.

2001-2017: U-Piter[]

In 2001 Vyacheslav Butusov founded the band U-Piter with former Kino guitarist Yuri Kasparyan. They recorded 7 albums, the last being Gudgora in 2015. U-Piter was disbanded in 2017.

Writing[]

Besides his music career, in 2007 he launched a career as a writer, publishing a series of books.

Personal life[]

Butusov is married to Anzhelika Estoyeva (born 1970). He has four children: three daughters - Anna (born 1980; with his first wife Mariana Dobrovolskiy-Butusova), Ksenia (born 1991), Sofya (born 1999) and Daniil (born 2005).[1]

Discography[]

Solo albums[]

Collaboration albums[]

Film soundtracks[]

Filmography[]

Title Year Role Notes
Ranshe bylo drugoye vremya 1987 Himself Cameo
Zekralo dlya geroya 1987 Himself Cameo
Rock in Russia 1988 Himself Cameo
Serp i gitara 1988 Non-specified
Nastya y Yegor 1989 Himself Cameo
Spalniy Vagon 1989 Passenger SV
Brother 1997 Himself Cameo
Aleksandr Bashlachev. Smertelniy polet 2005 Himself Cameo
Den nefti 2008 Himself Cameo

Publications[]

Awards[]

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