Sobo Profile and Facts
Sobo is an independent Sakha instrumental band. It consists of Aina Yefimova, Aleksey Dabdasov, Mark Yakovlev and Pyotr Semyonov. The band was assembled in April 2016.
– They were formed by Aleksey Dabdasov and Aleksandra Ivanova in the NEFU cultural center.
– At first this band had a name “Nuural” (“Tenderness”)
– The band name “Sobo” (“Carp”) was proposed by Aina because this kind of fish helped to people of Yakutia a lot through hard times and it sounds hooligan as it describes their youthful spirit.
– Their first performance was in 2016 in library.
– Their first song “Чуумпу санаа” (“Wordless Thought”) was officially released in 2019.
– Their genre was indie-pop at first, soon they changed to alternative pop, then to ethno-, folk- and punk rock music, at last they are interested in Australian new wave.
– They had almost no money from their performances.
Stage Name/Birth Name: Aina Yefimova (Аина Ефимова)
Real Name: Aina Dabdasova (Аина Дабдасова)
Position: Vocalist, Lyricist
Birth Year: 1992
Aina Yefimova Facts:
– She had learned playing flute in school, in a specialized class.
– She often visited music shop to buy discs for her friends.
– She liked singing in choir in her school days,
– She graduated from Ammosov North Eastern Federal University, Institute of Modern Languages and International Studies.
– She debuted as a solo singer in 2014 with the single “Саҥа күн” (“A New Day”).
– She worked in Yakutsk Philarmony as an event organizer and a media publisher. While working there she decided to find a group where she can make music, not just see someone making it.
– She found her bandmates through Mikhail Dmitriyev, a famous guitarist in Sakha Republic.
– She is married to Aleksey Dabdasov.
– She worked as a teacher and a journalist.
– She made lyrics for the song “Көстүбэт мичээр” (“Unseen Smile”) in 10 minutes.
– She can make illustrations.
– She thinks that Sakha language is very melodic, so she prefers to write only Sakha lyrics for the band.
– She also uses Sakha poetry and adapts them.
– She wants to have the band’s own music studio.
– She works or used to work in Yakutsk National Arts Museum as an event organizer.
Stage Name: Aleksey Dabdasov (Алексей Дабдасов)
Birth Name: Aleksey Anatoliyevich Dabdasov (Алексей Анатольевич Дабдасов)
Position: Bass Guitarist
Birthday: January 28, 1993
Aleksey Dabdasov Facts:
– He was a founder of the band.
– He works as a graphics and motion design teacher in an IT school for kids.
– He graduated from Ammosov North Eastern Federal University, Institute of Engineering & Technology.
– He is married to Aina Yefimova.
Stage Name: Mark Yakovlev (Марк Яковлев)
Birth Name: Mark Stepanovich Yakovlev (Марк Степанович Яковлев)
Position: Guitarist, Composer
Birth Year: 1996
Mark Yakovlev Facts:
– He graduated from Ammosov North Eastern Federal University, Institute of Physics and Technologies. And he finished posrgraduate program in Faculty of Road Construction in the same university.
– He is a freelancer.
– He had a new melody every repetition the band planned.
– He thinks that every kind of melody is already have been made, a composer just needs to interpet his favorite parts their own way.
– He is part of other bands, where he sings in Russian.
– He was a temporary “drummer” (he made beats on a computer) after Aleksandra left and before Pyotr joined the band.
– He was against naming the band “Sobo”.
Stage Name: Pyotr Semyonov (Пётр Семёнов)
Birth Name: Pyotr Valeriyevich Semyonov (Пётр Валерьевич Семёнов)
Birth Year: 1997
Pyotr Semyonov Facts:
– He is from the city of Nyurba, Nyurbinski district.
– He graduated from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.
– He worked in educational administration.
– He is the last member to join the band.
– He was a fan of Sobo, he often listened to their songs while going to and going home from his job.
– He became a member of the band in one day. He was in a bar, where Sobo performed without a drummer. Aina asked the audience if there was a drummer. Having some experience in drumming, Pyotr was pushed to accept the offer by his friends. He was quickly taught a few beats, and after the performance he was offered an official membership in a band.
– He likes skiing.
– He also plays guitar.
– He is a teacher of English in a school in Yakutsk. He thinks it is his fate to teach children.
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Stage Name: Aleksandra Ivanova (Александра Иванова)
Birth Name: Aleksandra Ivanova (Александра Иванова)
Birth Year: 1992 (?)
Aleksandra Ivanova Facts:
– She was a founder of the band.
– She graduated from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Ammosov North Eastern Federal University.
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