Andrey Makarevich - biography
Andrey Vadimovich Makarevich (Russian: Андрей Вадимович Макаревич; born 11 December 1953, Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian rock musician, founder of the Russia's oldest still active rock band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine).
Makarevich was born in Moscow to the parents of Belarusian and Jewish origin. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture as a graphics artist.He is Christian
As a youth, Andrey was a big fan of English rock band The Beatles. In 1969 Makarevich founded Mashina Vremeni, a rock band largely inspired by western rock and blues of the time. He is the band's singer and guitarist. While music of Mashina Vremeni is written by all the members, Makarevich is the band's exclusive lyrics writer.
Makarevich also released eight solo albums, participated in regular TV shows and assisted other groups and artists. He authored several poetry collections and two volumes of memoirs. Makarevich is also interessted in painting. Andrey accompanied Mikhail Gorbachev on his solo album in 2009.