Sergey Prokofiev

Tarakany

Sergey Prokofiev

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2010

Nationality
Russia

Main Affiliations
Tarakany
The Adventures Of Electronics

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„Paiste is able to rise to the challenge of nowadays; it helps to sound better than a drum machine.“

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Biography

Sergey Prokofiev is a drummer with over 20 years of experience in music performing. Sergey was born in Moscow, Russia in 1976. His professional career began in 1998 with the Tarakany! (Cockroaches!) band, the most well known and longest running punk-rock bands in Russia. Since then he has amassed a remarkable body of work including recorded 27 albums and EPs, among them the landmark album, named MaximumHappy, which included 2 CDs. MaximumHappy was truly a breakthrough for the Russian punk rock scene. With this album the band again came up to the top places of radio charts. Since 1999 Sergey with Tarakany band actively goes on tour across Russia, Europe and Japan. Among the significant tours can be named: Joint tour with ZSK band (German, Berlin) – German, Russia, 2019, Joint tour with Marky Ramone (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee) – Europe, 2005, Joint tour with Sobut (Japan, Tokyo) and Scream Of The Presidents (Japan, Tokyo) - Japan, Russia, 2002. Tarakany! The same time the band headlines most of the biggest festivals such as Dobrofest, Nashestvie, Uletay fest, Kubana (2009 - 2015), Russia. As well, Tarakany! band has shared the stage with legendary bands at the international festivals including Rock’n’Roll Butterfahrt (Germany, Helgoland) – 2019, Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic, Tabor) – 2019, Atlas festival (Ukraine, Kiev) – 2019, etc. From 2000 till now Sergey is the permanent member of The Adventures of Electronics, popular Russian punk rock supergroup. The band has since released 6 full-length studios albums as well as a self-released EPs. Sergey joined the Paiste family the May of 2010.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Explosive response, rather soft feel. Dynamic china for exotic colouring in a wide musical range.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds