Dmitry Babichev, originally from St Petersburg (Russia), have been living in the UK for the last 15 years.
Dmitry has some experience in touring around Russia and the republics. In the summers of 1993 – 1995 he toured around 7 cities across Russia and the republics.
For the last 10 years Dmitry has been performing mostly in Plymouth, Totnes and Exeter so I would be delighted to explore and play in other places like Ireland. He feels that authentic Russian songs could add an international flavor to the rich cultural life of Ireland. There is a reasonable size a Russian speaking community living in Dublin and Trinity College has a Russian department.
Dmitry performs as a solo musician (guitar and vocal), as a duo (guitar and vocal + saxophone / flute) and a 4 piece band (guitar and vocal, saxophone/flute, bass guitar, percussions). He performed at Ignite: Exeter’s Festival of Theatres 2013 (www.igniteexeter.org.uk/shows/dmitry-babichev/) and at the From Devon With Love Festival in Exeter in January 2014 (www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/dmitry-babichev-and-brian-ibbotson/).
Dmitry says that his songs are unusual because they are not in a mainstream style of music and also they introduce a new area of music, which is totally unfamiliar in the UK and in Ireland. Also during the performance he uses different guitars and his colleague plays either sax or flute.
Currently Dmitry is exploring possibility of holding workshops for A-level Russian History students, BTEC World Music students and Russian faculties of universities.Dmitry Babichev, originally from St Petersburg (Russia), have been living in the UK for the last 15 years.