Rhythm & Blues Cafe

Rhythm & Blues Cafe

Moscow, Starovagankovsky per., 19, p. 2


In 1997, when Moscow was not yet the clubs and restaurants, which regularly has live rock music, Stas Namin decided to realize his dream and do in Moscow, the first music club with a rock 'n' roll design and a "live" music. Back in '89, he was invited to visit the Centre - in Gorky Park, the world-famous "Hard Rock Cafe" and it worked in the organized their International Festival in Luzhniki. But he decided to do its own brand, came up with the original name, logo and design. Thus was born the project of the Moscow club - "Rhythm and Blues Cafe", which is already a few years gained international reputation and became one of the most famous in Moscow.

Starting in the reconstruction of a two-storey mansion Starovagankovsky alley behind the Library. Lenin, he invited his friends to a project Andrei Makarevich, with which they began to rock and roll in the 60's, and Valery Meladze, who had just started his career, but soon became the best representative of the domestic pop music. In partnership, they, in May 1998 officially opened the country's first music club and restaurant "Rhythm Blues Cafe '. This place was unique and even unique in the world: professional artists art studio Stas Namin Center - this Yuri Balashov, and Shura Cholodenko, and Asya Nikolaeva - covered facade huge fresco. On made in the genre of oil painting collage - portraits of more than forty international and Russian rock stars. Many of them - the Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Status Quo, Depeche Mode, Chick Korea, Jean-Claude Ponti, Rick Wakeman - visiting the "Rhythm Blues Cafe ', left on the front of the club their autographs. Rare pictures with no less unique autographs, also adorn the interior of the club (the sights of the club are also a bar on the second floor in a pink ancient limousine, an idea which gave Stas specifically for the club, Quentin Tarantino, and adorn the walls of the first floor is the only in Russia Tree of domestic rock Music, was with photos of all existing and existing in the country rock bands). It was at Rhythm and Blues Cafe held the official opening of the music channel MTV in Russia, after-party of the first festival Maksidrom and other important musical events.

At the opening of RBC, of ​​course, were the Russian classics of the genre - the group "Flowers" and "The Time Machine" Alexander Gradsky, Boris Grebenshchikov, Constantine Nicholas, Vladimir Matetsky, Alexei Kozlov and many other musicians of 60-70 years. Special guests of the opening of the club were Eric Bell - guitarist of one of the most famous in the world in the 70s of the "Tin Lizzie", and bass guitarist of the legendary band "Jimi Hendrix Experience" Noella Redding. Who arrived in Moscow to participate in the recording studio SNC «Dinosaurs» album Stas Namin and other musicians of the '60s. The finale of the opening Rhythm Blues Cafe was universal jam.

Today it is one of the few places in town where you can hear very high quality live music, good food and great to spend time in the democratic atmosphere of the spirit of 70th in the heart of the city.

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