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  • Years Active

    1994 – present (26 years)

  • Founded In

    Lviv, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine

  • Members

    • Дмитрий Шуров
    • Святослав Вакарчук
    • Юрій Хусточка (1994 – 2003)

Океан Ельзи (Okean Elzy - Elza's Ocean) is the most famous and the most decorated Ukrainian band in CIS. Each year Океан Ельзи plays for nearly one million people in major CEE countries.

On stage, the rock-band enthralls fans through electrifying performance. In press, OKEAN ELZY has been recognized many times as the best rock-and live-band of the CIS by music critics. And in life, for more then 19 years it enriches style of young people with high quality unique melodies and in-depth lyrics.

By now OKEAN ELZY has released 8 albums, 5 singles, acoustic album, 2 "Best of" compilations and 29 music videos.

Okean Elzy released the new 8th album "Земля" (Eng. Earth) on May, 15.

Musicians worked on studio album together with three times Grammy award owner - Ken Nelson. It consists of 12 tracks.

The first single of the album «Земля» (Eng. Earth) is «Обійми»  (Eng. Embrases), that came out in February this year. The second single «Стріляй» (Eng. Shoot), together with music video directed by Mike Bruce was released on April, 18.

Vladimir Opsenica -one of the best Balkan guitarist, will also take part in the tour together with the band.  He worked on the recording of «Земля» (Eng. Earth) together with Okean Elzy.
The band started playing in Ĺviv, Ukraine in 1994.

Current Members
1. Slava Vakarchuk - vocals (1994-present)
2. Valdimir Opsenica - guitar (2013-present)
3. Denis Dudko - bass (2004-present)
4. Milosh Jelic - keyboards (2004-present)
5. Denis Glinin - drums (1994-present)

Former members
1. Pavlo Hudimov — guitar (1994-2005)
2. Yuriy Chustochka — bass (1994-2004)
3. Dmytro Shurov — keyboards (2000-2004)
4. Peter Chernyavskiy - guitar (2005-2013)

1. 1998 - "Tam, de nas nema" (There, where we aren't)
2. 2000 - "Yananebibuv" (I was in heaven)
3. 2001 - "Model" (Model)
4. 2003 - "Supersymetria" (Supersymmetry)
5. 2005 - "GLORIA" (GLORIA)
6. 2007 - "Mira" (Measure)
7. 2010 - "Dolce Vita"
8. 2013 - TBA

Acoustic album:
* 2003 - "Tvij format" (Your format)

* 1996 - "Budynok zi skla" (House of Glass)
* 2002 - "Holodno" (It is Cold)
* 2004 - "Diakuju!" (Thank You!)
* 2006 - "Veseli, Brate, Chasy Nastaly…" (O Brother, Merry Times Have Come)
* 2009 – "Ya tak khochu…" (I so want to…)

* 2006 - "1221" ('Best of' collection)
* 2010 - "The Best Of"

Solo Projects:
* 2008 - "Vnochi" (In the Night) - solo album released by the band's front man Slava Vakarchuk
* 2011 - "Brussel" (Brussels) - Slava's second solo album

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