Tequilajazzz was a Russia
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n alternative rock
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 band led by bassist Evgeny "Ai-yai-yai" Fedorov (Евгений "Ай-яй-яй" Фёдоров) based in Saint Petersburg
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. Band members also included Alexander "Dooser" Voronov (Александр "Дусер" Воронов) on the drums, Constantin Fedorov (Константин Федоров) and Oleg Baranov (Олег Баранов) on the guitars.

The group was known for its energetic live performances, characteristic rhythm section, rather minimalistic yet inventive arrangements, and openness to contact with fans. The group's first album Strelyali? (Стреляли?) was released in 1995 and their discography now includes 6 albums and 12 releases (including singles and other releases) overall.

Group members cited The Pixies and Sonic Youth
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, among others, as their influences.

In 2010 Tequilajazzz officially disbanded.

Studio albums

  • Strelyali? (1993)
  • Virus (1996)
  • Tselluloid (1998)
  • 150 Milliardov Shagov (1999)
  • Vyshe Oseni (2002)
  • Journal Zhivogo (2009)

Side and solo projects

Tequilajazzz members are involved in a number of side and solo projects playing in a wide variety of musical styles, including bands Optimystica Orchestra and S.P.O.R.T. Evgeny Fedorov has also composed music for several Russian motion picture and television series soundtracks.

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