Biography of Peter May
Peter May - childhood: first songsThe future musician of the legendary group was born in the city of Asbest. During school, his best friends were classmates Kozlov Sasha and Vadim Samoilov. All the guys were fond of music. When they were fourteen years old, they decided to create a school ensemble. The boys were the "stars" of all school evenings, not a single concert could do without them. They tried to rehearse their free time. The fact that they created a musical group only strengthened their friendship.
When it came time to go to college, each chose his profession, but their friendship did not stop. Peter became a student at USTU-UPI. In 1984, when he was still a student, he participated in the “Bridge” project as a bass guitar player. In 1985, the guys at the Polytechnic Institute created a group called VIA RTF UPI. This name logically “stemmed” from the fact that the group was created on the basis of the Faculty of Radio Engineering.
Early group Agatha Christie, Peter May, second right
Peter May in the group “Agatha Christie”In 1985, the group, originally created by school friends, changed its name to “Agatha Christie”. Peter was a drummer in this band. In early 1986, the guys recorded the album "Voice", and at the end of the year - the album "Light". It was this album that attracted the attention of both the public and experts.
For about a year, the group had practically no rehearsals, there were internal problems for that. Then, having gathered again, they began to prepare for the release of the “Second Front” - a new album, which was released in early 1988.Almost immediately, the musicians with the program of the new album appeared on the stage of the concert hall of the Ural Polytechnic University. It was February 22, 1988. It was decided to consider this date as the official birthday of their team. After the release of the Second Front, it became clear that the guys decided on their own style, finding a balance between the “new wave” tendencies and the art-rock ones. According to experts, the songs of that period, performed by the guys, relied on the post-punk rhythm. The musicians began a regular tour of the country.
Agatha Christie - Like in War (drummer Peter May)
The following year (1989), the band again performed at the fourth rock festival in Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg) ..
In 1989, Peter May made decisions to leave the Agatha Christie group. However, he remained forever among the founders of the legendary team and is on the list of the first official team. Peter's place in the group was taken by the former drummer Nautilus.
Agatha Christie-Fairy Taiga (drummer Agatha Christie)
Peter May nowDuring the rehearsal of Atmospheric Pressure, held in the studio of the Children's Musical Theater, May met Pyrin and Gulyaev, who at that time felt the need for good musicians. Since August 1992, Peter May began working with them in the group "The Best of Times", where today he is a producer, arranger, drummer and programmer.
This group emerged from several musical projects, but its “grandfather” can be considered “Atmospheric pressure”. The rock band played was born under this brand.The first release of the group to the general public can be considered the summer of 1993 at the festival “Young Russia”.
Musician Peter May today works as a producer
Personal life Peter MayUnfortunately, Peter May does not cover his personal life. He is still immersed in music, creativity, constant rehearsals and the development of new projects and plans.
Since the band “The Best Times”, which has preserved the spirit of the Ural rock, as they say, is still playing hard, the guys started earning money with their music.