Wolfberry is a singer, songwriter, performer, video creator
and producer based in UK
"WOLFBERRY pushes her vocals out like there is no tomorrow, She sings with vitality and her fearless quality will catapult her into many playlists..."
a new single by Wolfberry
guitars by Ryan Rivers
(Dido and Aeneas - an original opera by Henry Purcell)
"Once, I've heard this opera I felt in love with it! I am not an opera singer but always wanted to try it and possibly to turn it to the rock opera. Dido's Lament is that single."
Wolfberry’s musical odyssey began in Moscow, her journey through the last two decades of the twentieth century exposing her to a kaleidoscope of colours and symphonies of sound, opera, rock, pop, and disco. As she entered adolesence the Soviet Union became Russia, the music of the West the anthems of social change. Decades of sound were consumed in days, genres that had evolved over generations enjoyed together as the walls constructed by cultural censorship tumbled. Wolfberry's eclectic taste, the desire to experiment, the search for identity, owes much to this age of uncertainty, an age of permanent revolution.
Having grown up in a modest house, her formative years spent singing in the school choir, and spending long vacations in the countryside in the company of her grandparents, she was catipulted into the public limelight on becoming the face of Russian breakfast television. It provided her with a platform to pursue her musical ambition as part of a female duo performing Russian disco. This initial recognition was followed by the fame flowing from being a model of the "Playboy" magazine and becoming a Playmate of of the year, and a series of high visibility modelling contracts.
The experience convinced her to change direction and to start writing her own songs in a fusion of the pop and folk genres. Celtic folk ballads inspired her, the pop music of the 1970s and 1980s always somewhere in the background. The sounds of Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Roxette , Depeche Mode, Abba the soundtracks of a life with layered identity have and continue to influence.
Wolfberry abandoned the stardom that followed their successful participation in the first Russian X factor to study theatrical and dramatic arts. In theatre her love of music with dance found its expression in the operatic comedies of Chekhov and Griboedov, her infectious joy for performing obvious to all.
On arrival in London she embraced the music of the émigré, the observations of Alexander Vertinsky and the humour of the Weimar music halls, a recourse to cabaret as she entered the unknown. Rock followed, her alter ego, Wolfberry, becoming a fixture on the Camden rock scene, in the band Sweet Surrender embracing and evolving a unique sound in their determined revival of classic rock. It was the style, the rhythm, and the melody of her memories that drew her to the gypsy band Russian Gypsy Soul.
And now Wolfberry is creating new songs, new projects. Where some may see contradiction, others hear the voice of a girl with a music in her soul, a soul that lusts for life.