(SUMMER 2017 | Minsk, BELARUS)
Bristeil is a unique independent band in the intelligent rock style! The first music video out now!
The band has an extensive back catalogue goes from the mostly English indie-rock and power-pop Hair Peace Salon times. Since 1998 this band was on stage with a worthy success story, but in the mid of 2013 its frontman Aleh Vial (guitar, vocal) and Alex Stepanovich (drums) decided to make a new music chapter by themselves. Shortly after that two other members joined to Bristeil: Maх Bykau (lead guitar) and Gena Lukashanets (bass).
The band name follows Eric Johnson’s song “Bristol Shore” and a collaboration between Aleh Vial and the world-famous musician and producer Tricky from Bristol, UK. Musicians just have corrected band's name to “Bristeil” in order to not get lost among countless web-links.
“Bristeil, perhaps, is a some definite place, perhaps, there is good, but the one thing is exactly clear to us: MUSIC and SOUL are into that,” so musicians say about their band name.
In May, 2014 Bristeil released their first EP called “Cyruĺnia Svietu” (Barbershop of the World into English). This record represents music results of six months work. All four tracks were written in Belarusian – the native language for all musicians. Two tracks on this EP are covers: “Videa Huĺni” of “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey, “Pa-za Časam” of “Out Of Time” by Hair Peace Salon.
"Cyruĺnia Svietu is a tribute to Hair Peace Salon, because all ideas for music and lyrics on this record came from the Hair Peace Salon times", remembers the band leader Aleh Vial.
EP “Cyruĺnia Svietu” received some positive journalists reviews and good feedback from listeners. For example, one of the famous music portals in Belarus, Tuzin.fm called this release like “pleasant, unstrained, lively, intelligent music… a beautiful and worthy debut that is deserved the highest rating”.
In September 2014 the first music video on the new single “Muzyka Hučyć” (Music Sounds into English) as the Tricky’s “Unfinished Track” contest winner song was released based on a live studio session footage.
In November 2014 Tuzin.fm nominated Bristeil to the “Opening of the Year“ award.
Since April 2015 Bristeil is an ambassador of The Will Gray Blueprint foundation.
The band is planning to release a lot of new music things soon.
To stream and download our music materials, please use the following links:
2014 – Cyruĺnia Svietu (EP)
Monitor line 1 (guitarist, bassist), monitor line 2 (drummer);
2x vocal microphones on booms + 2x 220V inputs on stage;
1 input for acoustic guitar (D-box);
2x guitar combo (vacuum tube amp, not less than 40W) + instrument microphones, (5+5)x 220V inputs on stage;
Bass combo (not less than 40W) or 1 input for a bass combo (D-box) + 5x 220V inputs on stage;
Drums kit equipped with microphones: kick drum + tom, floor tom, hi-hat stand, snare stand, 3x cymbal stands, drummer seat, additional 5x 220V inputs for drummer, carpet under drums (2x3 m2);
Dressing room with 2x 220V inputs;
We would be appreciative for potables drinking water, fresh and taste sandwiches. ☺
Contacts (management & media):
+375 (29) 7844992
Pavel Pernikau (mgmt.)
+375 (29) 6082147
Aleh Vial (frontman)