Meet The Dartz, Russian rock band. Dartz started in 1997 in St. Petersburg as an acoustic folk trio by Dmitry «Dee» Kourtsman, Igor Starostin and Vladimir «Hermano» Kozachek. Later, when new musicians joined the band and the style developed towards more heavy sound, Dartz transformed into folk-rock band with drums, electric guitars and synthesizers. The band of that period is notable for their impact on so called «celtomania» movement on Russian scene in early 2000, and later for conceptual albums «Áûâàåò Èíîãäà» (2007) and «Proxima Parada» (2009), still considered to be band's masterpiece. Both were credited as «the best Russian albums of 2007 and 2009» in Russian Top held by NEWSMusic. The band performed «Proxima Parada» in theaters along with Persona Viva troupe, and later in 2012 re-released the album with more bonus tracks. In 2011, the Dartz released a rock album called «Slow Old Stuff» and went to the long tour including Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic Countries and Germany. Immediately after the tour the band released a vinyl record single called «Guitar, voice and drums!», an anthem to unsophisticated and loud live rock sound. In 2015 Dartz, as a quartet, started a tour with new cycle of songs called «Impossible Journey». Sound of Dartz is light and contemporary, complemented by musical traditions of Europe and Russia. Every live performances of Dartz feature circles of dancing people, lighting sparklers and singing songs all together.
The Dartz are:
Dmitry «Dee» Kurtsman – voakl, guitar, keyboards
Denis Rozov – voakl, guitar, flute, mandolin
Dmitry Ignatov – bass
Igor Burmistrov – accordion, keyboards, fiddle
Alexander Popov – drums