Kostenko Andrey - biography and creativity
A lot of bands that were popular innineties, are now experiencing not the best of times. Kostenko Andrey from a young age was engaged in music. He is one of the long-livers of the scene. Despite the fact that today his group "Nancy" is not as popular as in the early nineties, she still has her listener. Most often, the collective can be found at retro concerts and chanson prefabricated festivals.
In 1988 he was invited by Anatoly Bondarenko in his team. From that moment, Andrei Kostenko, whose biography is related to art, began his career as a professional musician. By that time, Andrei's group had disintegrated, and he was looking for a new team. The first year the musicians performed under the name "Hobby", but for the assault of Moscow it was completely inappropriate. Therefore, in the summer of 1992, the musicians were engaged not only in the first studio recording of the album, but also with the choice of the name for the project.
As the name "Nancy" was chosen
It was difficult for the young men to make their choice, thereforethey went to the white witch. Who held a ritual with a pearl. She determined that it was the name of "Nancy" that could bring the band glory. It is noteworthy that the personal history of Anatoly Bondarenko is connected with this name. That was the name of the American girl he met in the pioneer camp, but not long before she left, the teenagers had a conflict. Later they reconciled and for a long time corresponded, then the Nancy family moved, and the connection was interrupted.
Smoke cigarettes with menthol
According to Andrey's stories, it was this Bondarenko hitwrote for ten whole years. It uses parts of romances and courtyard songs of the seventies, but you can not call the song plagiarism. The phonogram was fully developed by Bondarenko, and parts of the text were also written to him. The key part of Kostenko from this hit is known to people throughout the post-Soviet space.
Loss of rights to perform compositions
In the late nineties for the group came heavytimes, young men, signing contracts with recording studios, were not legally shod, so they lost their rights to most of the repertoire. The group's activity was practically paralyzed. At this time musicians, including Andrei Kostenko, had little to live on, because the fees from the concerts did not go to them, but to the rightholders. Proceedings lasted until 2007, in parallel created a new musical material, but it was not so successful.
In order for the group to continue to exist,they had to attract other stars of the national stage on the tour. Andrew did not like this state of affairs, as many of the stars of show business were arrogant and demanding. Among the repertoire of domestic performers, he likes only individual songs.
What is Andrei doing now?
Now he continues to work on the project"Nancy". In recent years, the group has undergone changes. Her third soloist was Sergei Bondarenko, Anatoly's son. Most of the time the group spends on foreign tours. According to the recognition of artists, they are much warmer in Germany than in Russia. At home, the band is considered a project of one song.
At the end of January 2016, Andrei actuallywas left without work. Sergei Bondarenko was banned from entering Russia until 2018 and deported to Germany. His father Anatoly flew after his son, noting that he did not like the conditions of detention in the pretrial detention center. He considered insulting the behavior of Russian law enforcement agencies.
Now Andrey is engaged in solo work, he acts both within the group, and under the name Dj Cosmetics. He also conducts corporate evenings and other events.