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The Red Elvises are a Russian-American band that performs , , , , and traditional Russian styles of music. Believing that one cannot go wrong with “The King” Elvis Presley as an inspiration and with “red” being not only their favorite color but the national color of their native country, the band name Red Elvises was created.

The Red Elvises were founded in 1995 by Igor Yuzov and Oleg Bernov, two Russians living in Los Angeles, California. Igor and Oleg met during a Russian-American peace walk and subsequently played together in a Russian folk-rock band called Limpopo. The band’s third original member, guitarist Zhenya Kolykhanov (he later legally changed his last name to “Zhenya Rock”), had also emigrated to America and had been spending time playing in Texas. For the first few months Andrey Baranov was the band’s drummer, but within that year, the first American in the band, drummer Avi Sills from Austin, Texas, was added to the lineup. The four of them got their start playing on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade.

When they weren’t playing on the road they were busy recording and self-producing their own CDs. Grooving to the Moscow Beat was the band’s first release in 1996, followed by Surfing in Siberia in 1997. In 1998, the band released their breakthrough CD, I Wanna See You Bellydance.


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  • TobogganOfHate

    my russian alcoholic friend aka my russian friend got me into them.

    21 Jan 6:12am Reply
  • trancemw13

    Tarantino mógłby ich polubić. ;) Bo że ja lubię to wiadome. :p

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ExspectaMortem

    Six-String Samurai!!! :-)

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PetrovVodkin

    Самурайский шестиструн

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Lenaofhearts


    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Palik666

    Они на Gogol Bardello похожи или Gogol Bardello на них))

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Kill_humans

    Great Band! Six-String Samurai :D

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • silentEviL_


    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Sebostian

    Еще с VHC их помню с фильмом Шестиструнный самурай )

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • starbearer-

    "dont call me bruce... my name is elvis"

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • emmajanehudson

    Nice tuxedo......nice tuxedo TO DIE IN!

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • A-postrof

    why don't we do some boogie woogie, boogie woogie on the beach?

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Fenrian

    бесподобно! а главное, оригинально

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DaveDuke


    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ElrosAmandil

    i get into this band by the help of Six-String Samurai movie(one of the movies i got orginally:) i generally buy underrated movies' dvd) .If you are into B-movies ,watch it immediately ,Also the band takes places in this film . ---- tolgardo olur da evlenirsen ve olur da bu grubu cagirirsan hadi sahitlerin listesini salla da en azından davetliler listesine al beni :D

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Irenreinmerdok

    sounds nice..

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Beolyloszlagus

    good band !

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tolgardo

    olurda bir gün evlenirsem , düğünüm de çalmalarını istediğim grup

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • cheshirysh

    Был на их концерте. Эмоций море. )

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Bazza27

    ребята реально зажигают)))

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
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