Vyacheslav Butusov

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  • Name: Vyacheslav Butusov ( Vyacheslav Butusov )
  • Date of birth: 15 October 1961.
  • Age: 55 years
  • Place of birth: Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • Height: 173
  • Activity: singer, musician, composer, poet, writer
  • Marital status: married

    Vyacheslav Butusov: biography

    Vyacheslav Butusov — the legendary Soviet and Russian rock musician, leader and lead singer of the group «Nautilus Pompilius» and «Yu-Piter». He was born in a small village Bugach, located near Krasnoyarsk. But the family lived there very long. Soon Butusova moved to Khanty-Mansiysk, then to Surgut, and senior classes Vyacheslav finished in Yekaterinburg. After school he became a student of the local architectural Institute.

    In high school Butusov met with Dmitry Mackim, which subsequently will create one of the leading Soviet rock bands. But while the guys just spent time playing guitar and trying to compose music. They even recorded their debut album almost home.

    Despite a deep fascination with the rock, Vyacheslav managed to finish College and get a higher education. Distribution as a design engineer he got in architectural offices and even took part in designing the stations of Yekaterinburg metro.

    But the music attracted Butusova like a magnet. Every evening he and his friends were going to the local rock club and spent hours practicing, honing the skill of playing the guitar, the vocal timbre. Only in 1986, when the Sverdlovsk group learned the whole country, he was able to fully concentrate on your business.


    The first album «Move» Vyacheslav Butusov has recorded almost as a demo tape. In 1985 he joined the group «Step» creates an entry «the Bridge», which later will be re-released as his solo album. In the same year comes professionally mounted and arranged the album «Invisible». It was then that were born the first version of the famous hits from the «Prince of peace» and «the Last letter» («goodbye, America»). These and other songs from the first albums later fall in the next disc.

    A year later, the group «Nautilus Pompilius» in the Butusova, Umetskogo and joined Ilya kormil’tsev released, which instantly makes them popular in the Soviet Union. It was the album «Separation», which included songs «Ball khaki», «Chained», «Casanova», «Glance screen», which sounded from every home across the country. No less famous and got the following recording «Prince of peace», which was first published sensitive ballad «I want to be with you.»

    «Nautilus Pompilius» has existed for 15 years, and its composition changed regularly. The group moved to the capital of the Soviet rock — Leningrad, has released 12 Studio albums, not counting several live recordings. In addition to these, became hits with songs like «Walk on water», «On the banks of an unnamed river», «Titanic», «Wings», «Wind», and many others.

    In 1997, Vyacheslav Butusov began a solo career. He has released independent albums «Bastard» and «Ovals», and also recorded a joint disks «elizobarra-Torr» with the Petersburg command «Deadushki» and «Star paddle» together with musicians of group «Cinema», which collapsed after the death of Victor Tsoi. Together with one of them, guitarist Yuri Kasparian, Vyacheslav creates a new group «Yu-Piter», which still exists today.

    This group started with the song «Drums of love» and debut album «the name of the river». Then followed the album «a Biography», «Mantis», «Flowers and thorns» and the last to date «Godgory». The main hits of this band are considered to be «going home Song», «Girl in the city» and «Children of minutes». By the way, before the release of the CD «Godgory» a few songs came out as a self-made video clips, which are hand-edited Vyacheslav Butusov.

    The musician has also written soundtracks for several movies – «Brother», «War», «hide and seek», «Needle Remix», as well as a cameo appeared in a dozen documentaries and feature films.

    Personal life

    The first time Vyacheslav Butusov married when still living in Yekaterinburg. His wife was the architect and painter and costume designer Marina Dobrovolskaya. They have in 1980, had a daughter Anna.

    The second wedding he played after moving to St. Petersburg. Chosen Butusova was Angelica esteva. To this marriage were born three children: daughters Sophia and Xenia, which three years ago made Butusova grandfather, and son Daniel, who was born in 2005.

    It should be noted that Vyacheslav — the person is very creative. In addition to music and lyrics to the songs he writes poetry and prose. In 2007, the singer has published the first book «Vergoten», which included his story. Then he published his work «the Antidepressant. Co-Quest» and «Archie».

    In 2013, Butusov together with Chulpan Khamatova, Andrey Makarevich and Sergei Makovetsky played a charity animation project «Flying animals», all proceeds of which went to help sick children.


    • 1986 — the Parting
    • 1988 — the Prince of silence
    • 1992 — Foreign land
    • 1994 — Titanic
    • 1996 — Wings
    • 2001 — Star paddle
    • 2003 — the name of the river
    • 2008 — Model kit
    • 2008 — Mantis
    • 2015 — Godhara


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