Pop/rock group Na Ulitse Den played to an energy-filled gathering at Tabula Rasa on Aug. 6. Founded in 1996, this modest band of Moscuvites say they perform at Moscow parties and nightclubs to help relieve the stress of their regular day jobs and to make living slightly easier to bare.
Na Ulitse Den, literally A day in the street,' is taken from the words of a song they have never performed. This band consists of Oleg Chernikov vocalist, guitarist, music writer, 24; Sasha Gorlov bass guitarist, 25; Kolya Skvortsov lead guitarist, vocalist, 25; and Andrey Romanushkin lyric writer, drummer, 24. The band plays songs about relationships, love and destiny. It doesn't have anything professionally released yet, but the band members are aiming for a record deal in the future. Their vocals are sound, their music is great to dance to, and they smile modestly at the wildly clapping audience. Skvortsov is the only professional musician in the band and says he's aiming for success so he'll never have to worry about money again. Though music is not Chernikov's full-time job, he says he'd just like to be a good man and support his family and "help make their lives better."
Na Ulitse Den members say they would love to see big, intelligent crowds, from students to pensioners, at their shows. It's obvious this group is mainly about having fun. The next performances will be Aug. 27 at STS's TV party, and Aug. 28 at Schwein.