SEAGALL Ц The band
SEAGALL is an instrumental band formed in 2003 by Elena Seagalova (guitarist, composer, and arranger; many times winner of various guitar festivals; an official artist of Siggi Braun, Germany and ENGL, Germany) as a solo project. Later, upon a mutual agreement of the band members, its concept changed from ElenaТs solo project to a quartet with each musician participating in music writing and arrangement.
Musically SEAGALL style goes beyond the traditional concepts of instrumental guitar rock. SEAGALLТs music is a mix of traditional instrumental rock with elements of funk, fusion, progressive, and oriental and Celtic motives. The distinctive feature of their instrumental compositions is a combination of bright melodies with non-standard rhythms that creates a bandТs unique, signature sound.
During its existence, SEAGALL shared the stage with many Russian guitar stars, like Igor Romanov (Alisa, ex-Zemlyane), Sergey Terentiev (Arteria, ex-Kipelov, ex-Aria), Dmitry Maloletov, Dmitry Chetvergov, Victor Smolsky (RAGE), and participated in many Russian independent rock festivals: Belomor Boogie 2009 (Arkhangelsk), ROCK-LINE 2010, ROCK-LINE 2013, (Perm), Open the Windows 2010 (Saint Petersburg), Fifth Generation 2011 guitar festival (Arkhangelsk-Severodvinsk), and the unique instrumental music festival ROCK-LINE over Vilva 2011 (Vsevolodo-Vilva), along with best Russian instrumental bands.
During spring 2009 two SEAGALLТs compositions, The Mood and Illusions, got in Top Ten of the best instrumental tracks on the Guitar Solo channel of an artist community www.OurStage.com.
Since 2005 Elena Seagalova and SEAGALL actively participate in the International Exhibition Music Moscow, and since 2011 they also demonstrate diverse guitar equipment on world biggest international music shows like PalmExpo (Beijing, China), Music China (Shanghai, China), Musikmesse (Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany) and NAMM Show (Anaheim, USA).
In April 2011 SEAGALL played on AGORA Stage, the main stage of the International Music Show Musikmesse 2011 (Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany) along with well-known artists like Mattias IA Eklundh, Alex Hutchins, Andy Timmons, Christophe Godin, Paul Reed Smith Band, Devin Townsend, RAGE, Phil Collins Band.
June 21st, 2013 with support from recordJet label SEAGALL digitally released worldwide their latest album, Hidden Ego. The album is available in all biggest online music stores including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Musicload, Nokia Music and others. Hidden Ego has received perfect critic reviews from journalists and music magazines all around Europe.
At the moment the band is actively touring in support of their new album, Hidden Ego, and is working on material for a new release.
ILLUSIONS 2008 (CD-Maximum - Russia)
HIDDEN EGO 2013 (CD-Maximum - Russia, recordJet - worldwide)