From Moscow, Russia! Vezhlivy Otkaz Translates as"Polite Refusal".
Cutting Edge Trio formed in 1985 combine Jazz, Rock, and Original Conceptions for unique blend Live on the Nighttown Stage!
Featuring: Roman Suslov-vocals & guitar, Dmitry Shumilov-bass. & Mikhail Mitin-drums.
Vezhlivy Otkaz, which means “polite refusal”, is one of the most original bands in Russia pushing the boundaries of art-rock and combining eccentricity and discipline. It was formed in 1985 with a then-popular reggae/ska blend and went on to boldly challenge both political and musical conventions in the orthodoxy of then-Soviet and now-Russia's official art ethos.
Far from where they started, VO has gone through numerous stylistic changes, flirting with everything from free jazz to art-core and Russian folk. Their sound, however, has always been unique and immediately recognizable. Roman Suslov’s rhythmic guitar work and unusual vocals gives VO’s music a precisely constructed, crystal-clear sound that is completely devoid of any of the extra noise so typical of rock music at large.
These uniquely important veterans of the historic musical rebellion in Russia will perform as a power trio on their second tour of the U.S.